BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ORGANIZER: School of Information
EVENT DATE: Feb 28, 2011
HOURS PLEDGED: 40
Thanks so much for visiting my page. I'm really excited to have the opportunity to participate in the Alternate Spring Break program at U of M School of Information. Through this program students will apply all the great skills we are learning to help a government or non-profit organization.
Through this program, I spent my spring break week, not on some tropical island, but in the 'Windy City' of Chicago applying my skills to help an organizaton fulfill their mission
and provide better service .
Tourism is major contributor for the economy of many cities. For my ASB project, I worked with the Chicago Office of Tourism to do search engine optimization for their website ExploreChicago.org. I assessed the Neighborhoods section of the site to ensure each page to make sure it's meta descriptions are search engine friendly. I helped with keyword development by researching keywords that are competitive and accurately reflect the content of each page.
To help fund this trip and support future Alternative Spring Break trips will need your donations! The School of Information will have over 100 students participating in ASB this year. We are grad students, and for those of you who have been one before you know that any amount of funding can help! Here's an idea of what we need: