There’s an awesome member of the faculty you need to meet, now.
Say hello to Murray Newlands. This guy is a winner.
He’s an expert in social media marketing, online marketing strategy, content marketing, blogging, video blogging, and branding. He owns his own company. He is an author. He’s one of our industry-expert instructors too!
Make friends with Murray and you’re making friends with an influencer – one who might be a very valuable friend and mentor as you launch your careers in media.
To understand corporate cultures, to make sense of why the boss wants what s/he wants, to collaborate successfully in your classrooms, it’s a big advantage when you know how to walk a mile in the other person’s shoes.
When you know what motivates winners, you will be one too. Murray is offering a class for grad students this fall: COM 699: Entrepreneurship In Media. You’ll learn the theory and practice of being the boss, of starting the kind of company you’ve always dreamed of. You’ll learn to create business ideas and get them into the marketplace.
There were an estimated 17.7 million independent workers in the United States in 2013, up 10% since 2011. By 2018, we’ll likely see 24 million or more. The nature of work is changing. A staff job might not be an assumed position for many of us.
Whether it’s pure freelance work or one that puts you in the CEO chair, you can take control of the ideas, the dreams – and you can be the one that makes it happen.
Get to your advisor and tell them you want to add COM 699-4 to your class mix. It’ll show you already know how to make good decisions.
John Scott is the COM Career Services Manager. He also teaches COM 611: The Evolution of Media.