Student Social Media Ambassadors at NYU Steinhardt

At NYU Steinhardt I took the lead on most social media initiatives at the school. During my time there, I managed several teams of student bloggers, video makers, photographers, and social media connectors. I trained them in the tools and etiquette of social media and oversaw their continued engagement with the Steinhardt community.

The goal for all of these social media initiatives was simple: Feature an authentic student voice to give outside audiences insight into the day-to-day life of being an NYU student. Below were the various students who made up our team:

Social Media “Connectors”

Monitored the social web (Facebook, Twitter) for mentions of NYU Steinhardt and related keywords, including: faculty names, research topics, and student life. Commented and provides links to relevant Steinhardt assets that provide context, information, or connection.

Educational Policy Blogger

Student in the International Education program who monitored various news feeds, blogs, and twitter accounts for content that focuses on educational policy, teacher innovation, and related topics. Posted/tweeted links to those articles and, when possible, offered links to faculty-related content. Also, live tweeted several Educational Policy events hosted by the school.

Photographer

Submitted weekly photographs of student life, Steinhardt-related events, and on-campus happenings. These images were posted to Steinhardt’s Facebook and Twitter feed and may be used on the Steinhardt website. You should have your own camera and experience producing quality images of people, places and things.

Student Videographer

Undergraduate students who created short online videos reflecting the student experience.

Student Blogger: The Future Teacher

A student enrolled in a teacher certification program who was placed at a school this year as a student teacher. Required to write at least one entry per week for the 2011-2012 academic year, including breaks. Reflected on and shared real experiences in the field and in the classroom, while still respecting the privacy of others.

Student Blogger: The Future Health Professional

A student enrolled in a health-related program (Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Food Studies, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, or Physical Therapy). Required to write at least one entry per week for the 2011-2012 academic year, including breaks. Reflected on and shared real experiences in the field and in the classroom, while still respecting the privacy of others.