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Beyond JMS Webinar Series

Mission and Goals

Beyond JMS is our on-going webinar series that seeks to provide opportunities for insights, knowledge, conversations, and skills for our alumni, students, and professionals in San Diego or around the world. Although focusing on our own graduates and current students, lifelong learners from anywhere are welcome to attend any of these webinars. Join us as we offer these opportunities to help you grow, learn, and connect.

Click here to sign up to get emails about upcoming webinars, and click here to see many of our previous webinars.

Fall 2021 Webinars


Canva I: Designing Beautiful Graphics Using Canva

Sandee Sevilla, Canva Certified Creative, Sandee Solutions
September 17, 2021, 12:00PM

In this hands-on webinar, Sandee Sevilla, a Canva Certified Creative, will demonstrate some of the amazing features Canva has to make your graphics awesome and Instagram (or anywhere) worthy. Participants are encouraged to set up a free account with Canva in advance if you want to follow along. Sandee will show you some of the best tools to use to take your graphics to the next level--all with Canva, a platform that doesn’t require a high level of technological knowledge.

RSVP for Canva I: Designing Beautiful Graphics Using Canva here: https://SDSU.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ClWqU1zyQV-ni8tAH1n7cw

The Power of Python: Bringing Data Journalism to Life

Iris Lee, Data Journalist & Ben Welsh, Data and Graphics Editor; Los Angeles Times
September 24, 2021, 12:00PM

This webinar will provide an overview as to the growing uses of Python in journalism today and how it's impacting the stories told in a community. We will hear from two journalists at the Los Angeles Times who will share what they do and how their work is making an impact. We will not focus on the coding but on the bigger picture of this innovative approach.

RSVP for The Power of Python: Bringing Data Journalism to Life here: https://sdsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NN5ko427QViEiHwdUuztJw

Creating Professional Websites & Portfolios with Adobe Spark

Nate Rodriguez, JMS Professor
October 01, 2021, 12:00PM

In this webinar, JMS professor Dr. Nate Rodriguez will walk you through how to use Adobe Spark to create professional portfolios and other websites. Adobe Spark is free for all students to use, and creating a professional portfolio is one way to stand out among the competition to get the best internships and jobs. Find out how simple Adobe Spark is to use and how it will allow you to position yourself for whatever career you are looking for.

RSVP for Creating Professional Websites & Portfolios with Adobe Spark here: https://SDSU.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dpznNMihR8-GeZ3AmNg3ig

Amplifying the Stories of Marginalized Communities

Cher Hale, Founder & CEO of Ginkgo Public Relations
October 15, 2021, 12:00PM

Cher Hale is the founder and director of Ginkgo PR, a boutique agency that believes in using public relations to help historically-excluded authors and entrepreneurs take back their narratives. As a Taiwanese-Black American woman, Cher is passionate about leveraging the power of media to tell diverse stories through online, print, TV, and podcast mediums so she can play a role in reshaping how our society views social justice, feminism, and multiculturalism. Join her as she has a conversation about how she was able to launch a PR firm dedicated to sharing these narratives, and how you can help make a change in the media industry.

RSVP for Amplifying the Stories of Marginalized Communities here: https://SDSU.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TMUnGBF7SnuRgd37P64roA

How to Launch and Market Your Own Podcast

Alex Piscatelli, JMS Alumna & Podcast Host
October 29, 2021, 12:00PM

Alex Piscatelli, a recent JMS graduate herself, launched her own podcast while she was still a student. In fact, she started more than one! Join Alex as she shared the ins and outs of starting a podcast--from developing an idea, using the right equipment, to sharing it and building an audience. Anyone interested in having a podcast should join her for this conversation.

RSVP for How to Launch and Market Your Own Podcast here: https://SDSU.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tZMwPv-fQaWv6O0oV5iybQ

Canva II: Using Canva to Elevate All of Your Visuals

Jai Stone, Entrepreneur & Master Brand Coach
November 05, 2021, 12:00PM

In this hands-on webinar, we’ll build on what you learned in our first Canva demonstration to dig deeper into the ways you can use Canva for all of your graphics needs. Whether you are looking to create graphics for digital media, a presentation, a poster, a sign, or even stickers, Canva is the tool that can get it all done. Learn how to create different types of visual to improve your entire visual graphics game from Master Brand Coach and Canva Certified Creative Jai Stone.

RSVP for Canva II: Using Canva to Elevate All of Your Visuals here: https://SDSU.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u_yn08XsSS6F8FPoMGuzNw

Using Social Media Influencers in PR & Advertising

Melanie Ramirez, Associate Director, Whalar
November 12, 2021, 12:00PM

Over the past few years, we have seen a huge increase in the number of social media influencers who are used to promote a range of products and services. No longer left just to people with massive followings like Kim Kardashian, influencers can also be used to target niche audiences. In this conversation with JMS alumna Melanie Ramirez, we will hear about influencer marketing in practice, how they identify influencers and when the best time to use them would be.

RSVP for Using Social Media Influencers in PR & Advertising here: https://SDSU.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_St3LmQIzTvalSooIwr_OUA