Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Congratulations to the 2012 grads – Connect on Facebook and Twitter

May 14th, 2012 Comments off

Facebook and Twitter accounts have been created to celebrate the 2012 IIT graduates. If you would like to post pictures or video, send a message, share stories, or celebrate the graduating class, please visit:
Twitter: use the hashtag #IITGrads2012

ITM Students Spotlighted in RedEye Article on Startup

February 22nd, 2012 Comments off

“Billionaire or Bust” is the headline on an article in Chicago’s RedEye featuring two undergrads in Information Technology and Management. Waylon Janowiak ’13 and Joshua Hensley ’14 are partners with graphic designer Jenna Compton on GoSosh, a site that will allow businesses to reward customers through social media. The article chronicles the travails of the three young entrepreneurs as they tweak their product in preparation for an unveiling set to take place later this year. Janowiak and Hensley are both honor students in the ITM program and are members of IIT’s chapter of Gamma Nu Eta, the National Information Technology Honor Society; Janowiak is the Vice President. In the story Hensley comments on their efforts: “Success is not achieved by earning a mountain of cash or securing some great corporate title. Success is finding your passion and using it to effect positive change in the world.”

SAT Bog Party Photos!

February 6th, 2012 Comments off

Pictures from the School of Applied Technology party at the Bog on Tuesday, January 24th are now posted on Facebook. If you didn’t make it, we’re sorry, because it was a great time. It was super to see so many students and faculty turn out and a special thanks goes out to ITM Program Coordinator Madeleine England for doing such a wonderful job setting this all up. Anyway, plan on making it to our picnic next September: we’ve learned our lesson and we’ll do everything we can to not run out of food!

Spring 2012 Course Update part 2

January 5th, 2012 Comments off

Cloud computing is a hot topic these days; if you are considering taking ITM 444/ITM 544 Cloud Computing Technologies in Fall 2012, you should take ITM 456 Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems this spring. It is not a prerequisite, but students who do not have a solid grounding in Linux will be at a distinct disadvantage in the class. (And no one wants to be at at a distinct disadvantage now, do they?)

Social Media Marketing, ITM 495/ITM595, is a last-minute addition for the Spring term. Students in this course will explore the tactics, tools and strategies of incorporating new media channels to successfully grow a business, and/or to maximize the goals of other types of organizations. Topics will include social media components and tactics such as Social Networks, Blogs, Microblogs, Photo Sharing, Audiocasting/Videocasting, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Mobile Apps; social media tools; social media strategies; how to run a business based on social media; and use of social media for customer relationship management (CRM). The course will be taught by Robert VanDame and will meet Tuesday evenings at 6:25pm in Stuart 238 on the Main Campus. Grading for the course will be based on three exams and a Student Project consisting of development of a Social Media Marketing program for a real or fictional organization. If you need a last-minute addition to your schedule this might be the thing.

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By the way, we hope to add additional seats to all of our closed sections except ITM 461 sometime on Monday.