Hello! My name is Mira Kuhar and I’m a senior here at Ohio University. I’m majoring in strategic communication in the E.W. Scripps of Journalism, but I’m also completing a minor in business administration and of course, the social media certificate. I’m extremely passionate about social media and the public relations industry. I’m looking forward to taking the skills I've learned at this incredible university and applying them in the real world in just a few short months.
Some of my other passions include music, running, health and interacting/communicating with people and hearing their unique stories. My goal for the future is to find a way to combine my love for music with my passion for social media. Telling stories on digital mediums is what I love to do; the Internet has connected people in ways never thought possible, and I can’t wait to use it to bring brands closer to their consumers in this way.
I’m looking forward to being the student coordinator for Ohio University’s social media certificate. Although the program is fairly new, this gives us room to continue to grow and expand beyond the Scripps College of Communication. We have some really great things in store and I can’t wait to reach students in all colleges and programs at this university.
So why would the social media certificate benefit you? Think about it: when was the last time you checked Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? I’m sure the answer is today or within the last 24 hours. Everyone knows about social media, everyone uses social media and the bottom line is: everyone needs it. The social media certificate is the perfect way to connect your major/passion to the digital realm. I can confidently say that the skills you will learn and the experiences you will take away from being in these classes will prepare you for a career in social media marketing.
This certificate is what landed me my amazing internship with the Ohio State Fair this summer. I got hands on experience being the sole operator of multiple social media accounts. I planned giveaways, curated content, live posted and much more. In the end, I substantially grew the following of each of the five accounts I worked on, and I attribute my success to this program.
I’m looking forward to an incredible year working with the Scripps College of Communication and the social media certificate. We’re going to do some amazing things, so stay tuned!