Composing the Internship Experience: Digital Rhetoric and Social Media Discourse


Examines how students currently participating in an internship or other work-related experience can productively narrate their experiences using digital rhetoric and social media. Topics include theoretical perspectives on social media, examining audience, purpose, and context in digital platforms, and composing in public sphere. Students apply internship/work experience to course concepts as they produce digital writing and social media projects. Online course. Prerequisite: Writing 101. Instructor consent required.

Former Writing 270 Projects
  • Sanmi Oyenuga created a podcast that investigates work environments and company cultures, and especially the differences between working for a large organization versus a startup or other small company. The podcast includes his own reflections as well as commentary from several friends, including two fellow Duke students, based on their own work experiences. Listen here.
  • Yuqi Yun made a website offering advice for students working in research environments. Yuqi worked in an astrophysics research group at Northwestern. View site here.
  • Melissa Zhang created two separate-but-related infographics: "How to Hack Your Way To A Product Management Internship In 3 Months" (view infographic here) and "What Makes A Great Product Manager" (view infographic here).

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