Meet Kristie Balisciano!

baliscianoLives in: Wallingford, CT

Current Occupation: Account Manager at Martino & Binzer in Farmington, CT

Favorite Social Channel: Facebook

“The Interactive Media Master’s program is a very manageable with great guidance. If you want to excel in Interactive media, this is a great place to start!”

Kristie, a native to New Haven, CT has been a part of the ICM program for a little less than a year. She is a Zumba instructor and takes kickboxing classes. Kristie has a 12-year-old Shih Tzu named Mushalua and she loves her dog to pieces.

Q: What attracted you to the ICM Program?
A: I loved Quinnipiac when I went for my undergraduate studies. Then I received an email from QU telling me all about the ICM program. After speaking with a representative in Admissions, I knew this was something I had to do! So far this program has really helped me gain knowledge about subjects that I thought I knew about. Every 15 weeks is a new adventure that I get excited to start! There is a good amount of work that I have to do for each class, but it’s not really work when you love what you are doing.

Q: What class has been your favorite so far and why?
A: I really enjoyed ICM522 Social Media with Professor Eleanor Hong. Part of our final project was to build a community using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and maintain a blog on a regular basis. I was partnered up with Teresa Ovalle, who was the best partner I could ask for! Our project was successful, and I learned a lot about how social media communities work.

Q: Have you applied any of your schoolwork to your professional job/career?
A: I have learned a lot about SEO, keywords and analytics. I knew a little bit about each before I started the program, but was able to learn so much more. I can even explain SEO to my clients now!

Q: What do you hope to learn the most from this degree?
A: I hope to have a deeper understanding of social media and how communities work together. I want to be able to provide my expertise to my clients so they can increase their social media presence.

If you are interested in seeing some of Kristie’s work, check out her blog that she created for her ICM522 course by viewing it here.

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