Twitter as an Educational Discussion Tool
SMMC is hosting a Summer 2020 #UIMoney Tweet Chat Series. We aren't new to tweet chats. In fact, between 2012-2015, we hosted weekly tweet chats. If you're new to tweet chats, we'd love to have you join us this summer and let us know how we can support your financial transitions during a rather difficult and unpredictable time.
What's a Tweet Chat?
Good question. A tweet chat is a dynamic way to interact and talk with your peers via Twitter on a predetermined day about a predetermined subject. Think of it as a weekly coffee date with where you can share ideas and ask questions about different money-related topics.
So How Do I Join?
Participating is easy! Just follow @ILStudentMoney on Twitter and search for the hashtag #UIMoney when the tweet chat is scheduled to happen. We (the moderator) will get the Twitter party started with a question related to that tweet chat topic, and all you have to do is reply with the hashtag #UIMoney.
What Are We Talking About?
Throughout the summer, we will focus on a different topic related to personal finance. Check out our online calendar for the upcoming tweet chats, or check out the list below:
June 11 - Evaluating & Comparing Job Offers
Not all job offers are created equal. There are many things to consider when comparing benefits between potential employers. Join us on Twitter using #UIMONEY June 11, 2020, at 1:00 PM CST to learn how to evaluate & compare job offers!
June 25 - Financial Planning for Fall Education Costs
It's difficult to plan for college costs, particularly if you've never been before, but this year's uncertainty makes it extra challenging. Join us on Twitter using #UIMONEY June 25, 2020, at 1:00 PM CST to learn about award letters, budgeting, and backup planning to cover college costs this fall.
July 8 - Financial Capability & Basic Needs Security
Financial capability and basic needs security differs between groups. We will discuss definitions &explore how to help international students, students with disabilities, and other special groups feel empowered to make healthy financial choices on July 8, 2020, at 1:00 PM CST. Search #UIMONEY on Twitter.
July 22 - Building a Budget for Off Campus Life
Moving off campus or out on your own this fall? Let's talk about what should be included in your household budget to help you be successful in your transition to #adulting. Join us on Twitter using #UIMONEY July 22, 2020, at 1:00PM CST.
If you have any questions, please feel free to tweet us at @ILStudentMoney or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org