Join SJSU on Pinterest!

Join SJSU on Pinterest!

Join SJSU on Pinterest!

SJSU is now on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking website for bringing together online themes. Users collect and combine their own themes by “repining” items onto their boards, creating their own virtual spaces.

This week, SJSU launched its official presence on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking website for bringing together online themes. Users collect and combine their own themes by “repining” items onto their boards, create their own virtual spaces.

We’ve posted 18 boards including Sammy Spartan, Helping and Caring, and Bright Ideas, side by side with our top hits, South Bay Eats and Dorm Décor. So far we have received great responses, not to mention 48 followers. up from 13 followers since our launch Oct. 8.

We carefully crafted pins that we think represent SJSU and Spartan culture. The use of Pinterest allows us to bring awareness to our campus and show off our community.

We are also supporting our fellow SJSU pinners who have joined the Pinterest community, including our friends at the College of Applied Arts and Sciences, Department of Justice Studies, Department of Kinesiology, Don and Sally Lucas Graduate School of Business, SJSU Special Collections and Archives, SJSU Career Center and King Library,

Michael Brito’s MCOM 139 Social Business class is a good way to see how Pinterest can be used as a medium for the classroom.

Stay tuned for opportunities to add your own flavor to SJSU culture with upcoming community boards.

We hope you’ll visit and repin us.

Visit us at pinterest.com/sjsu/.

 

Pinterest Makes its Way to SJSU

Pinterest Makes its Way to SJSU

Lucas School pinboard featuring San Jose.

Check out this Lucas School pinboard showcasing all San Jose has to offer students.

By Ryan Whitchurch, Public Affairs Assistant

Pinterest, one of the fastest growing social media sites in history, has taken campus by storm. For example, a graduate program and journalism class have adopted this new social media tool into their marketing tactics and curricula.

The Donald and Sally Lucas Graduate School of Business and Mass Communications 139 are utilizing this tool to bring more attention from the outside community to what is happening on campus.

“It (Pinterest) allows prospective students, particularly international students, to imagine themselves at San Jose State University, and shows them the faces of the people they will encounter if they become students,” said Catherine Dougherty, Lucas School program coordinator.

In this way, the Lucas School is using this social media tool in an attempt to recruit more students into their program.

Dougherty says that the use of Pinterest allows their department to show the university to potential students by displaying photos.

The various “pinboards” on the Lucas Graduate School of Business Pinterest site draw attention to the beauty of the SJSU campus and showcase the programs that this college provides.

MCOM 139 is a class being offered by Michael Brito in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Brito’s class has also begun using Pinterest to help his students keep hip to current trends occurring within social media.

“It helps keep my students at the forefront of technology,” Brito said. “With new networks emerging daily, it’s important for students to be ahead of the curve.”

Brito challenges his students to regularly post content relevant to social media onto Pinterest in an effort to build their understanding of the site and further develop their personal brand.

The use of Pinterest at San Jose State University is rapidly growing and these two examples are on the front line of bringing this new medium into the classroom.

Check out the Lucas MBA Programs Pinterest account to see what this school has to offer, and the MCOM 139’s Pinterest account to see what Brito’s students are saying about social media.