Self-Branding Bootcamp for students!

(Students only, but feel free to pass along the message!) If we don’t have enough student sign-ups by March 27 at 1 p.m., we will open up the event to AAJA Seattle members.

STUDENTS: Don’t miss this great opportunity from AAJA Seattle!

“Personal branding” is about more than having a matching logo on your business cards, blog and Twitter profile. It’s about having a voice that people recognize in the industry and in your own personal sphere of interest. It’s also about knowing how to promote your voice — and yourself — to the people who care. We can show you how to get started. In this AAJA Seattle crash course, join producers from The Seattle Times and other regional media outlets to learn how to start (or improve) your blog and use social media strategies — skills that you can use in your personal lives, and carry into the newsroom. Oh, did we mention we’ll have pizza?

Note: this is open to any student (not just UW).  We’ll also be answering questions about applying for the Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship program. Applications for the NJC Scholarship are due April 15. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

You MUST RSVP! You can do so here.

When: Wednesday, March 28

Where: Mt. Baker Training Room, 6th floor, Seattle Times building, 1000 Denny Way, Seattle, 98109

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE for students; $10 suggested donation at the door. Cash or credit card only, please.

If you’re driving you may need to pay for parking. There are SOME guest parking spots in the lot outside The Seattle Times building that are free as well as paid street parking.

Questions? Email Sona Patel at or 949-310-0336.

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About Sona Patel

Sona Patel is the Social Media producer for The Seattle Times. She joined The Times in November 2009. Prior to moving to the Northwest, Sona was a reporter and Web producer at The Tribune, a McClatchy newspaper on California's Central Coast. View all posts by Sona Patel →
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