I’ll be on the road a fair bit more than normal this June!
On June 11th, I’ve been asked to come and speak to the graduate students in the English Department at Carleton University about career paths for PhDs outside of academia. I hope they’re prepared for a good dose of reality… delivered kindly, of course.
From June 16th-20th, I’ll be teaching a course called “Digital Branding: Frontiers and Futures” in the prestigious McMaster-Syracuse Master of Communications Management program down at McMaster University. It’s an excellent low-residency program that brings together professionals from all over Canada and the US. From the program website:
This two-year independent study master’s degree program represents the output of a powerful partnership between McMaster University’s Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, DeGroote School of Business and the internationally recognized S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the world’s leading provider of public relations and communications education. The program of study has been tested and expanded over the past 20 years and boasts nearly 400 graduates worldwide….
We combine the best of advanced professional communication, communications management and business administration courses. Unlike other elective or specialized Master’s Programs, MCM incorporates the numbers side of management training to let you develop the broader business acumen you need to find your place in management in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors.
We’ve also got some great guest speakers for the course. Like Mike Leon, CEO of Brand Heroes, and Casie Stewart, Director of Social Media at Community (and “social media cool kid” with her own blog, of course), as well as a couple of amazing organization partners for the final project.