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May 2015

Hiring Student Help for your Website

For many of us, managing a website can be a challenge. It's hard to create content or to find or create good imagery. In addition, it can be technically difficult and let's face it, it's hard to find time.

Naturally, many people seek to hire extra help, often in the form of student labor. Here are a list of things to look for, and to avoid, when hiring students to work on your College of Engineering website. 

Hire Communicators (not Programmers)

First and foremost, you want someone that knows how to write effectively. Individuals with experience in communications, journalism, or marketing are great candidates. Knowing a little bit about graphic design or photography will also pay dividends.

It is best to avoid hiring computer science majors unless they also have other skills or you need them for unrelated technical work. When they hear they are going to be working on a website … 

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