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Edward Waters College Student Shines at FlBlogCon
« on: October 15, 2018, 04:10:47 PM »

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Edward Waters College Student Shines at FlBlogCon
William Jackson, My Quest To Teach 

Dennis Jackson, no relation to this author, has been
honored with recognition at the recent Impact Biz
Jax Business Expo winning finances to help him in
starting his business “Primal Instinct.” A clothing
line he has dreamed about for years. He will soon
not only graduate with his degree, but with a well
established business.  It is hopeful that business
majors at other HBCUs follow suit. One of the
testaments to a successful business program is
how many students before graduation actually
have a business. The application of years of school
work put to the test and realized. 

Mr. Jackson has also had the opportunity to attend
and participate in the recent Florida Blogging and
Social Media Conference in Orlando, Florida held
at the internationally known and respected
Full Sail University.  

The 8th annual conference is attended by business
owners, bloggers, social media experts, Podcasters
and entrepreneurs. In a digital world where content
is King and engagement is Queen HBCU students are
learning that their online presence defines their
ability to be hired or put on a waiting list. That list
being the waste basket or recycle bin of computers.

Opportunities like FlBlogCon are important for HBCU
students to create, build and establish their Brands
and creating an online presence based on a foundation
of business, collaboration and relationship building.

Business opportunities are important because they
open doors for increased networking, business mentorship,
collaboration and future educational and business
connections.

Technology conferences for HBCU students are valuable
even in some cases more than classroom engagement
because they allow for real and relevant interaction
with business professionals. Real people not videos or
webinars.

Classroom instruction is great, as a past professor at
Edward Waters College teaching Educational Technology,
Social Media and STEAM, the lack of exposure can mean
the difference in being able to “code switch,” engage
in conversations related to business and technology.

Lacking communication skills could deny HBCU students
the chance to sit at the tables of industry, business,
commerce and even to be employed.
HBCU students have opportunities today to participate in
unique and blended learning chances that can provide
employment before the student graduates with a degree.

Mr. Jackson being involved with Impact Biz Jax, and
networking with technology business owners like
Aida Correa (Love Built Life), William Jackson (My Quest
To Teach) and Sharon Johnson (The Madisel Group).
Aida Correa, business mentor, small business owners on
Social Media, web development and the artistic side of
tech (STEAM). She is a speaker at national and international
WordCamp conferences. With exposure, networking and
connections HBCU students like Mr. Jackson can build their
PLN – Professional Learning Networks and participate in
many more conferences.

The growth potential allows for scalable development and
increased visual exposure for future investments and expansion.  
HBCU students when the opportunity presents itself should
acquire business mentors, advisers and expand their business
partnerships. Each business student should obtain their business
licence before graduation to begin the process of being a thought
leader and digital visionary.  

The next technology event in Florida is WordCamp Orlando,
Florida where William Jackson (My Quest To Teach) and
Aida Correa (Love Built Life) are speakers and organizers for
the KIDSCAMP. It is hoped that more HBCU students participate
in events that HBCU institutions sponsor, invest and pay for
their students to attend. Preparing them for the real world of
business, technology, commerce, STEM and STREAM.

WordCamp Orlando https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/
Impact Biz Jax https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/impact-biz-jax-building-and-encouraging-business-ownership-and-entrepreneurialism/

Video Presentation:
https://youtu.be/JXbS77AhMRg
Wm Jackson, M.Edu.
Educator, Speaker, Blogger, Parent,