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Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Pop-up classes are short, one-credit-hour courses designed to allow students to dive into emerging industry trends and gain skills to prepare them for future careers.

Pop-up classes are open to all UNL students and are Pass/No Pass. Register in MyRed.

Fall 2021

SPMC 191.951 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Evolution of Sports Media IN PERSON | F 3-6pm | 11/5 - 12/10

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

A genre survey of sports coverage, primarily in America since the founding of the nation.

Faculty: Rick Alloway

Name, Image, Likeness Fall 2021

JOMC 491/891.792 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Branding Yourself in Today’s Market ONLINE 10/25 - 12/3

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Learn how to formulate your own value proposition and convey your knowledge, skills and abilities to prospective employers to stand out from the crowd. This course will leverage relevant social media platforms and other online portfolio tools to help you reframe how you approach your personal brand.

Faculty: Frauke Hachtmann

MNGT 398.950 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Pitching Yourself and Ideas IN PERSON | M 6:30-7:30pm | 10/25 - 12/17

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Provides the basics of presenting a solution to a problem and why it is important. In the case of NIL, student-athletes must determine how to pitch their name, image and likeness in a way that resonates with organizations wanting to associate with them. Includes experiential learning opportunities to practice the art of the pitch.

Faculty: Sam Nelson

BSAD 111.910 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Investing in Strengths IN PERSON | T 6:30-7:30pm | 10/26 - 12/17

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Designed to help you to discover, develop and apply your individual strengths to create and implement an individualized success plan for personal well-being, academic and career succcess. After identifying your top strengths through the CliftonStrengths® Assessment, you will learn to leverage your strengths for specific goals.

Faculty: Timothy Hodges

Pre-session 2022

ADPR 391 PO1 | 1 credit hour | P/NP The "Reel" Deal: Instagram for Storytelling ONLINE 1/3 - 1/14

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

1 billion people use Instagram across the globe each and every month, spending an average of 30 minutes per day. 500 million people use Instagram stories every day and nearly 50% of people have visited a website to make a purchase after seeing a product or service. In the U.S., 26% of people aged 18 to 24 have recently used Instagram specifically to access coronavirus news. The platform provides countless opportunities for brands, businesses and organizations, from non-profits and for profits to large news organizations to tell stories and connect a message with a consumer. In this course, students will take a deep dive into the Instagram platform researching best practices, ethics and learning the ins and out of how to create and measure content. Students will learn and create content for the grid, stories, IGTV, reels, Instagram live and eCommerce to best leverage the platform to accomplish strategic communication goals.

Faculty: Tyler Thomas

JOMC 291 PO2 | 1 credit hour | P/NP How to get your Drone License ONLINE 1/3 - 1/14

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

This is a pop up course where students learn how to prepare for the FAA test to receive credentials to operate a drone license. This new, unique skill has helped students get hired because they had a drone license where other applicants didn't. The course will give students the knowledge and skills needed to conquer the hardest parts of the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone license examination.

Faculty: Matt Waite

JOMC 491/891 PO3 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Branding Yourself in Today’s Market ONLINE 1/3 - 1/14

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Learn how to formulate your own value proposition and convey your knowledge, skills and abilities to prospective employers to stand out from the crowd. This course will leverage relevant social media platforms and other online portfolio tools to help you reframe how you approach your personal brand.

Faculty: Frauke Hachtmann

Spring 2022

BRDC 191.951 | 1 credit hour | P/NP Audio Podcasting 101 IN PERSON | F 1pm - 6pm | 4/15, 4/22, 5/6

Open to All UNL Students. Register in MyRed.

Share your voice and your creativity with others through the rapidly expanding world of audio podcasting. This course will provide you with the basics you will need to get started. Topics will include content and idea creation, hardware and software, writing techniques, vocal performance, hosting platforms, promotion and monetization. You will get to create the first (or "pilot" episode of your own podcast.

Faculty: Rick Alloway
Contact your adviser with questions
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Andrea Gaghagen
Assistant Director of Advising
402-472-3074
agaghagen@unl.edu

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Anne McConkey
Academic Adviser
402-472-3041
anne.mcconkey@unl.edu

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Bridgett Grant
Academic Adviser
402-472-3042
bgrant2@unl.edu

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Karez Hassan
Academic Adviser
402-472-9853
karezhassan@unl.edu