Posts Tagged ‘Google Ambassador’
As I mentioned before on this blog, I am the Google Ambassador for Temple University. Every year, Google runs the Ambassador Program and invites all of the Google ambassadors to Mountain View, California for the Google Ambassador Summit. The Summit is basically an orientation for the Ambassadors at the beginning of each school year. I went to the summit last August and here are some photos that I took while there.
Photo #1 – I took this picture to show off the campus. While the Summit was located in Mountain View, it was not located at the Googleplex, but rather a separate campus. The campus consisted of three main buildings with a large outside area in between. This photo shows off most of the outside with all of the bike trails as well as tables to eat at.
Photo #2 - This picture shows off the vegetable garden at the campus. The campus featured numerous cafeterias that served just about anything you could imagine. All of the vegetables that are grown in the garden are used in the food served at the cafeterias. I really thought this was a cool feature and by the way, the food was amazing! One of the many great perks Googlers enjoy on a regular basis.
Photo #3 – This was the building that we had our orientation in. All of the buildings had a very cool design to them, but this looked the best. One of the things that I like about Google is how their buildings are designed to make use of natural light. By having buildings with so many windows, it reduces the need to use indoor lighting and excessive electricity. As you can notice from this pictures, the Bay Area has magnificent weather. That is one of the main reasons why I would want to move to the Bay Area and work for Google.
Photo #4 - These are the communal Google bikes. Everybody on the campus can use them to get around campus. Some people even use them to go from the off-site campus to the Googleplex. Notice the color scheme on the bikes.
Photo #5 – Cool sand sculpture outside of the main building. Really shows how Google is place bursting with creativity. The design was very elaborate and interesting, so I had to take a picture. The tables in the background are where I had lunch with all of the other Ambassadors.
As some of you may remember from the first day of class, my “interesting fact” that I mentioned was that I am one of the Google Ambassadors on Temple’s campus. One of the things that I learned about through my experience as a Google Ambassador is the Google Online Marketing Challenge. The reason that I am writing a post about this is because I think the Online Marketing Challenge would make an excellent addition to the ‘Social Media Innovation Quest.’
In short, the Google Online Marketing Challenge is an academic opportunity for students and their professors to work with small businesses and NGOs in developing an effective online marketing campaign through the use of Google Adwords.
If you think this would be an excellent addition to the class, please check out the link above for more information. The link can tell you any and everything you need to know about the challenge. So this blog post is my formal submission of a task to the Quest. Please leave me a comment telling me what you think about the challenge and if you think it would be a great addition to the Quest.