Story by Allison Trebacz
As college students, we’re all well-versed and inundated wih social media. At Drake University, a group of students are looking to take advantage of that fact and start the first “Social Media Club” on campus.
Not yet an official organization, the Social Media Club will hold its first event this Friday between 11 and 3 p.m. at Quad Creek Cafe called “Snacks and Spotify.”
With this event the group hopes to get people talking while promoting their club and social media.
“Our goal is to enlighten the Drake University community about what social media really has to offer, be it personal branding, networking, connecting or finding news,” said Bailey Cernohous, a junior advertising major and marketing minor.
The organization is for any students who want to become better versed in social media and use it more effectively.
“We’re a bunch of social media enthusiasts who want to learn, teach others and have fun with various social media tools,” said first-year Sarah Coleman..
The idea for the club came from Aaron Jaco, the digital media specialist at Drake.
He contacted several students about the possibility of staring a club and decided to hold the first meeting, which was so successful that the meetings have continued, and they are on their way to becoming an official organization.
“Many people think that this is a group only for students of the J-School,” Coleman said. “But that’s simply not true. Whether you just signed up for Twitter or have the best LinkedIn profile around, this group would be interesting to you.”
In their upcoming meetings, they’ll discuss new social media, changes within social media including Facebook policy changes and working as a group to host events and learn how to more proficiently use social media.
“If social media interests you or you want to better yourself in it, then this is the club for you,” Cernohous said. “Social media is not a dying fad. It is something everyone should learn to do correctly.”