We are using our first blog post on the new ABT blog to tell you about two recent events: the inaugural ABT Web Comms Expo and Convocation 2015.
Web Comms Expo
In January 2015, the ABT program added a new course to the already-comprehensive list. Web-based Business Communications has been developed to give students the skills and experience they need to successfully manage online communications in today’s online business world. During the seven-week course students work in teams to develop a marketing strategy for a product or service. As part of that work, they use project management tools such as timelines to keep their project on track, create blog posts and a product home page on the ABT WordPress website, and post Tweets on Twitter.
On June 3, 2015, the AB3 cohort was the first to have the opportunity to take part in a trade-show event called the Web Comms Expo. Each team created a booth and presented their product or service to judges. It was an exciting morning, and the judges were very impressed with the booths and the students. Here are the teams with their booths:
There are more pictures from the Expo on the UFV Flickr site.
On June 12, 2015, many of the 2014–2015 students who successfully completed the ABT Certificate Program crossed the stage at the Abbotsford Entertainment Centre to receive their certificates. It was a joyous occasion and a fitting way to cap all the hard work that they did!
The photos below were generously sent in by some graduates, and we would be happy to add more from ABT grads (just email them to Christine). There are also official pictures on the UFV Flickr site that feature some of our grads (you might need to scroll down the page).