Social networking draws students to on-campus and online degree programs in business

Social networking draws students to on-campus and online degree programs in business
Social networking draws students to on-campus and online degree programs in business

Several classroom-based and online universities are using social networking to reach out to high school students, including Bunker Hill Community College.

The Boston-based school’s Community Center for Entrepreneurship (CCE) has announced it received a $7,500 grant from the Coleman Foundation, which will increase the use of social networking techniques, such as blogging and tweeting, for recruitment purposes.

Bunker Hill has already partnered with area high schools to create programs that allow prospective freshmen to earn college credits, which they may put toward an associates degree program in business or an entrepreneurship certificate.

Bogusia Wojciechowska, the school’s dean of professional studies, said initiatives funded by this and past grants from the are intended to help students "make the transition from high school to college."

Business students at the school may also take advantage of speaker programs, workshops and events, including this Friday’s celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week that will feature a presentation from the Young Entrepreneurs Alliance and the opportunity to network with local business representatives.

Online courses in business may help students prepare for certificate or degree programs in entrepreneurship.

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