Social Media Marketing Project & Student Affairs
Hi, my name is Joshua Grizzle and this is my first blog post on WordPress. I’m taking ADPR 5990 (dubbed Social Media Marketing) this summer as a part of my ABJ degree in Advertising from the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. I have been assigned to create an online resume consisting of professional use of social media across four platforms. I have elected to blog, tweet, post Instagram photos, and utilize LinkedIn to further my online resume in the world of student affairs with colleges and universities. Having been closely connected with student affairs while here at the University of Georgia, my career path has changed from being adamant about going to law school to planning on going to graduate school for a Masters in Student Affairs. If you asked me if I wanted to go for a masters in student affairs when I first arrived on campus, I would have looked at you like you were crazy.
Don’t get me wrong, I still am extremely interested in the advertising and marketing field. From talking with the Dean of Students Office and all other facets of the Student Affairs offices at UGA, I have come to the realization that the degree I’m pursuing now will be used in working with student affairs indefinitely.
From the Office of Student Conduct, the LGBT resource center, Student Life, Admissions, New Student Orientation, Housing, Multicultural Services & Programs, and all the way up to the VP for Student Affairs Office, I’ll be blogging about my experiences as a student looking inward to the Division of Student Affairs at UGA and how it has sparked my interest in becoming involved with higher education. Although some of the offices that I will be posting about aren’t within the division of Student Affairs specifically at UGA, some college may include these departments within their structure of Student Affairs. The organization of the division does not matter, it is solely about how the college assists in student growth and development. It provides the support to be the best student one can possibly be. Lookout for my following blogs as they will have interviews and my thoughts with the Assistant Dean of Students, a recent graduate from the Masters Program now working as Deputy Chief of Staff to the President at Baylor University, the Director of Student Conduct, and the Director of Multicultural Services and Programs and much more!