Monthly Archives: September 2010

Art of the Start

When you have the time, here is a long (40 minutes) but a great video about entrepreneurship and start ups by Guy Kawasaki. Very entertaining, also.

Kawasaki is a former Apple marketing spokesperson and today is a venture capitalist who specializes in early stage technology companies.

John Jackson
Director
Center for Entrepreneurship

How Universities Can Win Big with Location-Based Apps

Location-based apps aren’t just for badges and discounts. Geo-location can have a real effect on education at the University level by building relationships with prospective students and families, engaging students with their course materials, and strengthening alumni bonds.

Universities are always looking for ways to strengthen ties within their communities and many higher education institutions have already implemented social media plans to help them carry out that end. Location-based services are the next step in creating meaningful relationships with prospective students, the current student body, and alums.

Source: Mashable

John Jackson
Director
Center for Entrepreneurship

Top 7 Questions Not to Ask in an Interview

If you are getting ready for an interview or will be hitting the job market soon, here are the top 7 questions never to ask the interviewer. Read that again. Here are the top 7 questions to never to ask the interviewer.

1. What does your company do?
2. How much does the role pay?
3. What are the hours of this position?
4. How many sick days do I get?
5. How much time do I get off?
6. If I’m hired, when can I begin applying for other roles within the company?
7. Do you do background checks?

Why? See this think CareerBuilder.com

John Jackson
Director
Center for Entrepreneurship

P.S. These are the top 7 questions to never to ask the interviewer.

College Web Magazine Launches For College Students

American AMP has launched an online magazine geared exclusively for the college student. The magazine, WWW.COLLEGEWEBMAGAZINE.COM, will be audio and video based.

“I can’t stand to read online magazines. I find them boring” remarked American AMP president and College Web Magazine publisher Rudy Chavarria Jr. “The idea is to have video and audio interviews posted from college students all over the world. They will be responsible for reporting the hippest trends, coolest bars, best professors; they will interview sports team members and inform other college students of what is going on in and around their campus.”

Through College Web Magazine, students can build their own network of news, as well as make new friends. What seems to make this site unique is that broadcasting students can add their CWM interviews and reporting to their professional résumés and portfolios. “As long as the stories and interviews are of a positive manner and do no harm to individuals, their stories will stay up.”

College Web Magazine is prepared to deal with site misuse, too. “Those guilty of misusing the website will lose their profiles and be banned from the site.” College Web Magazine’s first targets will be colleges that focus on broadcasting.

The site has already generated advertising from some big names, and its traffic is growing daily. “My vision is if a big news story breaks on campus, I want a college student to be the one to post the news first.” College Web Magazine is the idea of president of American AMP.

Be sure to check College Web Magazine.

John Jackson
Director
Center for Entrepreneurship

Free Tickets to Social Media Event

Here is a shout out from Daniela A Bolzmann CSUF Alumni, Founder of SocialSkoop, “If you are a student, this is something you should be taking advantage of right away — free tickets to the 140 Conference on social media.

The 140 Conference creator, Jeff Pulver, is giving free entrance to the first 150 students. The140 conference events, take place all over the world and have taken place in: New York City, Los Angeles, London and Tel Aviv. These events explore the effects of twitter on a wide range of topics including: Celebrity, “The Media”, Advertising, Politics, Music, Education, Public Safety and Public Diplomacy.

The 140 Conference is coming to Los Angeles on October 4th and 5th and the creator, Jeff Pulver, is giving free entrance to the first 150 students. The 140 conference events, take place all over the world and have taken place in: New York City, Los Angeles, London and Tel Aviv. These events explore the effects of twitter on a wide range of topics including: Celebrity, “The Media”, Advertising, Politics, Music, Education, Public Safety and Public Diplomacy. The conferences were created by Jeff Pulver with the belief that it takes just one person to make change and that giving speakers a platform to share their beliefs can effect others for the greater good.

Click here more details.

by Daniela Bolzmann of SocialSkoop.com

CSUF Entrepreneurship Grad and Social Marketing Consultant

CSUF Entrepreneurship Grad Needs Your Vote!

Justin Phan, a graduate of the CSUF Entrepreneurship program is competing in a business competition called Vator Splash in September and needs your support. All you need to do is take 2 minutes to vote for his company, PlayMyAd Inc. You can vote by following the guide below.

The winner receives the opportunity to present on stage in front hundreds of investors and industry veterans & a private meeting with two venture capital firms (investors). The last company who won received a one million dollar investment.

Please send this to your friends too. My goal is to get 500 votes. Thank you for your support.

How to Vote (Takes approximately 2 minutes)

1. Click on the following link:

2. When you arrive at this website, scroll down until you see the PlayMyAd logo (attached as jpeg; should be within the first few rows of logos): PMA LOGO.jpg

3. Right below the PlayMyAd logo, click on the button: “Vote for this company”.

4. It will lead you to a page that will ask you to register to vote, if you don’t have an account with Vator.TV yet, click the button “Join Now”. Fill in the required fields and click the button “create account” (only takes about 1 minute)

5. A white screen, will show “Almost complete. Confirm your vote by clicking the link in your email”

6. Close the website, check your email, you should have an email from Vator.TV asking you to confirm your email address (if you don’t see the email in your inbox, please check your junk/spam box).

7. Open that email and click the link within it. A message will open up asking you to confirm your vote. Click OK to vote for PlayMyAd.

8. That’s it. Thank you for your support! If you have other email addresses, please repeat the procedure above.

John Jackson
Director
Center for Entrepreneurship