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Pop-Up Classes and Workshops

Pop-up Classes and Workshops

Pop-up classes and workshops are designed to allow students to dive into emerging industry trends and gain skills to prepare them for future careers. Some of these courses and workshops are credit-bearing, please check the descriptions below.

Pop-up classes are open to all UNL students.

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Fall 2022

Fall 2022

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BSAD 111.910 | 1 CREDIT HOUR | #NILbraska

Investing in Strengths

IN PERSON/asynchronous | T 6:30-7:30 P.M. | 10/25 - 12/16

Designed to help you to discover, develop and apply your individual strengths to create and implement an individualized success plan for personal well-being, academic and career succcess. After identifying your top strengths through the CliftonStrengths® Assessment, you will learn to leverage your strengths for specific goals.

Faculty: Dr. Timothy Hodges

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MNGT 398.950 | 1 CREDIT HOUR | #NILbraska

Pitching Yourself and Ideas

IN PERSON | W 6:30-8:30 P.M. | 10/19 - 12/16

Provides the basics of presenting a solution to a problem and why it is important. In the case of NIL, student-athletes must determine how to pitch their name, image and likeness in a way that resonates with organizations wanting to associate with them. Includes experiential learning opportunities to practice the art of the pitch.

Faculty: Dr. Sam Nelson

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JOMC 392.791 | 1 CREDIT HOUR | #NILbraska

The "Reel" Deal: Instagram for Storytelling

ONLINE | 10/24 - 11/28

1 billion people use Instagram across the globe each and every month, spending an average of 30 minutes per day. 500 million people use Instagram stories every day and nearly 50% of people have visited a website to make a purchase after seeing a product or service. In the U.S., 26% of people aged 18 to 24 have recently used Instagram specifically to access coronavirus news. The platform provides countless opportunities for brands, businesses and organizations, from non-profits and for profits to large news organizations to tell stories and connect a message with a consumer. In this course, students will take a deep dive into the Instagram platform researching best practices, ethics and learning the ins and out of how to create and measure content. Students will learn and create content for the grid, stories, IGTV, reels, Instagram live and eCommerce to best leverage the platform to accomplish strategic communication goals.

Faculty: Tyler Thomas

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Football world cup trophy in front of a goal.
JOMC 492/892.951 | 1 CREDIT HOUR

European Sports and Media: The 2022 Football World Cup

IN PERSON | T/R 5:30-7:20 p.m. | 8/23 - 9/15

This course explores the German and European media and sports landscape as well as the in fall 2022 upcoming Football World Cup as a major international sports event. Gain an in-depth understanding of European sports media and what is found in other nations and continents like the United States. The course will focus on topics related to communication and mass media, as well as sports sociology, management and journalism. Students will examine the organization and impact of the Football World Cup, particularly with a view on the forthcoming 2026 WC in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Faculty: Thomas Horkey