Just when I thought I was really getting to know the class of 2014, they went an graduated on me. While recruiting last year, I had a chance to get to know a fanatic new crop of iMedia students, class of 2015! I know this post is a little late, but I wanted the chance to officially welcome them.
Before I start talking about iMedia ’15, I want to congratulate the class of 2014 on many successful job hunts. The class has been busy searching for their dream job since graduating in late May. I wanted to share a few examples of job titles, employers and cities students are working in post graduation:
- Media Producer, Newseum, Washington, DC
- Associate User Experience Designer, Blue State Digital, New York, NY
- Graphic Designer, Forbes Travel Guides, Atlanta, GA
- Web designer, Property Boss, Greenville, SC
- UX Designer, Fooda, Chicago, IL
- Director of Social Media + Marketing Strategy, American Association of Independent Baseball, Durham, NC
- Online Marketing Specialist, UVA Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the laid back class of 2015 this school year. Last week the program held an ice cream social in their honor. I enjoyed chatting with the students and learning what they were reading and working on.
The members of the class of 2015 come from a variety of backgrounds and majors including psychology, information science and technology, theatre, English, business, environmental studies and of course commutations students. A wide variety of backgrounds makes everyone’s classroom experience richer.
When they are discussing the readings in Prof. Derek Lackaff’s class, Theory and Audience Analysis in an Interactive Age, each student will bring a very different opinion with them, depending on their undergraduate studies. For the record they have been busy reading since they started classes. They have already read Reality Is Broke by Jane McGonigal, Networked by Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman and have started Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky. This class is surely busy and I can’t wait to share more work that stems from it.
It’s so exciting to see the work that comes from each graduating class – I can’t wait to see what the class of 2015 has in-store for us!