By Kevin O'Keefe

How can undergrads and law students best use blogs and social media?

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I would welcome any ideas you have on how college students can blog and use other social media for professional development (learning) as well as networking to build relationships and word of mouth to gain employment upon graduation.

It’s no pipe dream. I am hearing of law students from last year’s class who got jobs through blogging.

I am headed to the University of Notre Dame and Michigan State University this week. Football rivals when I was at Notre Dame in the ’70’s.

On Thursday I am presenting to Professor John Webber’s Internet marketing class at the Mendoza Business School at Notre Dame (@NDBusiness). The focus will be how businesses are best using blogs and other social media for marketing and business development — as well as how students can blog and use social media for professional development and networking.

On Friday I will be presenting and leading a discussion among law students at Michigan State (@MSULaw) who are already blogging and using social media for professional development and networking.

Michigan State Law School may be the nation’s leader on this front. The school is even hosting a contest this year to foster the use of blogging and social media by law students.

I have ideas of my own, but like I said I would welcome yours.

And if you have not had the opportunity to speak at Universities and Law Schools, do it. It’s invigorating.

Kevin O'Keefe
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