Did you know that the office of student life sponsors a workshop for portfolio building and interviewing skills?
Well, probably not, because only one student showed up for the workshop on Oct. 4.
It could be that students simply aren’t interested, but in this economy it seems unlikely that students would have no interest in improving their chances to find employment.
Maybe the dismal turnout can be attributed to students not being aware of the workshop.
How are students supposed to know about these things?
A lot of campus events are posted to OrgSync at orgsync.com, a website the office of student life uses to connect students to this college.
Those who want to view this college’s events on OrgSync must sign up and create a login.
What a waste of time just to see what is going on around campus.
Students need quick, easy access to information on events.
It’s easier to read banners, signs, fliers or TV monitors on the way to class.
It’s even better to advertise all events on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Other social media sites Tumblr and Pinterest are also ways to reach students as those are growing in popularity.
Another way to advertise workshops or lectures is to inform professors or chairs in related disciplines two weeks in advance.
For example, if there is a lecture for Columbus Day, history professors should be informed so they could advertise it to their students and possibly offer extra credit for attending.
And there’s always the calendar in The Ranger and public service announcements on campus radio station KSYM 90.1 FM.
Putting more effort into informing students of free activities that are in their best interest might help boost the numbers who attend.
Otherwise, organizers need to rethink pouring time and money into events that draw only one student.