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On-Campus Social Media Internship

Can’t keep your mouse-clicking fingers off of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr this weekend? Time to put those urges to good monetary use, courtesy of soon-to-be-graduating social media intern Lizzie Manning ’13:

Job Title: Social Media Intern
Employer: University Relations, Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement & Events
Address: Horgan House, 77 Pearl Street
Job Description:

The Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement & Events is seeking a Social Media Intern to communicate with alumni on numerous online platforms daily and to engage alumni with each other and with Wesleyan at every opportunity. The Intern will be responsible for posting all alumni news and events to the Wesconnect Facebook, @wesconnected Twitter, and Wesleyan Alumni Association LinkedIn Group; interacting with constituents who make content via these sites; searching the internet for useful content related to Wesleyan alumni; live-posting from important alumni events; and periodically launching special social media projects or initiatives (Storify streams, photo collections, Twitter groups, etc.). He/she will be the “voice” of the University for many alumni who get their Wesleyan content from social media as opposed to more traditional communication methods, and he/she will advise staff on the best ways to connect with alumni online. 

My Dinner With Michael: Roth Chills Hard With HIMYM’s Bays, Thomas ’97

During my freshman year, it took Argus writers Jessica Jordan ’13 and Jiovani Robles ’13 approximately eight months to score an interview with revered How I Met Your Mother co-creators Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97. We would know, too: they maintained a prolific diaryturnedArguscolumn recording their desperate efforts to contact the duo. They dug up old yearbook photos and Ampersand pieces, invented imaginary awards, even wrote a one-act play based on their quest. (For more of Bays’ bizarre Ampersand material, check this apology to the Wesleyan community and editorial farewell.) When they finally published an interview, they were no longer freshmen.

Supreme leader Michael Roth ’78, on the other hand, seems to have gotten lucky on his first try.

Above, via Wesconnect, check out clips from a conversation between MRoth and the Bays/Thomas duo at a nifty-looking alumni get-together at the Paley Center for Media in L.A.

Thomas, Bays ’97 Go All HIMYM On Our Asses

It’s hard enough getting an interview these days with Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, creators of CBS’s How I Met Your Mother and powerful multibillionaires. For two Argus arts writers, it took the better part of freshman year.

But now Bays and Thomas want to talk. Specifically, they’ve managed to log onto to Wesleyan’s WesConnect alumni news board to spam their upcoming seventh season to point out some past Wes shout-outs (have you noticed? yeah?) and promise more. Here’s a clip of their message to the Wes community:

See, Carter and I based three of the main characters, Ted, Marshall and Lily (played by Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan) on Carter, myself and Rebecca Alson-Milkman (class of ’98) and had them meet at Wesleyan, much like ourselves. Over six seasons, we’ve written in many a reference to our beloved alma mater (Have you caught them, Wesleyan? Really? Okay, pop quiz: name them all. I’m waiting… You know what, I don’t believe you, let’s just move on!)

Twitter-Stalk Alumni Like Never Before

These are all publicly available tweets.Ever wanted to stalk a Wes alum?  Ever wanted to stalk all Wes alums?  The latest project from University Relations now makes that easier than ever.  You may have heard about WesConnect (posters, business cards, homepage link, blog posts…), but did you know it has a Twitter account?  @wesconnected not only curates updates from Wes alums, but has created a list for them.  Going through the list you can find classic alumni gems like Carter Bays, Das Racist, Marjora Carter, and Matt Lesser in addition to plenty of people you may never have heard of.  Journalists, entertainers, writers, politicians, and those Brooklynites that were Paul Farmer’s punchline are all there.

Twitter is inherently stalkerish, so you can follow the tweets of the entire group at once.  Top-left is a visual of what Wes alums have to share with the world.  So far, only @WesCFA has taken on the momentous task of following the whole list.  I applaud them.