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new themes boost social media interaction


SDSU prides itself on being on top of the ever-changing social media landscape.  Within the last couple of years social media has opened countless portals to create personal relationships with current and prospective students. Through mediums like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the SDSU blog, the university can reach more students on a one-to-one level than ever before.

Last week, SDSU Admissions began a new series of posts on its social media outlets. Themed days incorporate Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress to enhance discussion, interaction, and enjoyment. Here is the lineup:

Money Mondays: Each Monday one new scholarship, such as Castle Ink’s Green Scholarship or one of the many SDSU scholarships, will be posted. These awards are a great way to showcase your accomplishments and earn money for college. Don’t wait to get to SDSU to start applying, most awards are available to new and current students.

Money Mondays

Twitter Tuesdays: Each Tuesday Admissions will tweet trivia, ask for TwitPics, or post TwitVids. These complement daily Twitter postings and are designed to encourage you to get involved. Tweet a reply with your SDSU pics, videos, or fun facts and start sharing why it’s great to be an Aztec.

WordPress Wednesday: If you’re reading this post, you’re that much closer to making WordPress Wednesdays a success! Check out all the SDSU blog posts and leave a comment with your thoughts.

Third Degree Thursday: Third degree Thursdays are all about questions. Posts will ask about SDSU news, fun facts, and what you’re doing. How many students graduated from SDSU last year? What’s the best thing about the campus? Do you have any special plans before school starts? –these are just some of the questions we’ll be asking you.

Twitter Tuesdays

SDSU will be adding days, running contests, and improving themed posts throughout summer and fall so stay connected on the Admissions profiles. Social media at San Diego State is about more than updates; it’s a great opportunity to start discussions, connect with other students, and get talking about anything SDSU.

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Make SDSU Part of Your Spring Break


For students here at SDSU, spring break is just around the corner, so everyone is getting excited about filling up all that free time. For some of you, that long awaited break may have already come and gone, but here are some cool activities that will help jazz up your break or upcoming weekend. With these suggestions you’ll be able to make San Diego part of your break no matter where you are.

If you are in San Diego…

Between the hustle of classes, scheduling extra–curricular activities, and hanging out with friends, it’s easy to forget we live in one of the most beautiful and tourist driven cities in the world. If you are a prospective student living in the area or a current student at SDSU, take some time to explore your city. Go to the beach and ride the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster at Mission Beach, or grab some friends and take a day trip to see the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Most students pick SDSU for its great location. Don’t let another school year pass before you realize you haven’t checked out the city!

If you know you’ll be here soon…

For the many students who were just admitted to SDSU (Congrats!), it feels like August couldn’t be farther away. Keep yourself pumped up for the move to San Diego State by exploring what the campus and surrounding city has to offer. Take a look at a few of the more than 200 student organizations and contact a couple by e-mail about getting on their mailing list so you’ll be plugged in before you even get here. Scour Twitter for the latest San Diego venues and events. Following local businesses, bloggers, and of course SDSU will keep you in the loop regarding interesting, and often budget-friendly, activities you’ll be able to enjoy in just a few months. Do a quick San Diego search and start following!

If you are thinking about SDSU…

If you still aren’t sure about coming to SDSU, take some time to explore all that the university has to offer. Check out our News Center for some more insight on what being an Aztec for Life really means, get on YouTube to hear from students about why SDSU is the place to be, or get a feel for campus culture by researching clubs and organizations on campus. Spring break is a great time to sit down, clear your head, and weigh your college decision.

~ Desiree Roughton, Communications Student Assistant, Enrollment Services

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