Attention Students: Have You Checked out Connections Lately?
For the traditional student, college is usually about much more than heading to class and completing assignments. There’s also the social aspect: the clubs and organizations one participates in throughout their matriculation.
Of course, this phenomenon is not specific to campus-based schools - The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division offers its students the opportunity to interact with their peers and faculty outside the online classroom with Connections, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division’s exclusive social network.
Connections is a great place for students to interact with faculty and each other. It includes three specific areas for interaction:
- A department area where faculty and students from specific programs can interact and read about the latest news and events pertinent to them.
- An Organizations area that includes student chapters of professional organizations, as well as groups organized by the Student Affairs department at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division.
- A lounge area where users can create their own groups based on anything from their location to specific interests they may have outside of school.
For students who may not have a chance to check out Connections on a regular basis, Student Affairs also publishes a quarterly newsletter called Connections Corner, which highlights some of the most recent events and organizations discussed in Connections. The newsletter is e-mailed to students and is also posted on the Campus Common.