As we get near the end of The Great Mind Challenge, I wanted to give my thoughts on it. First off, I’m really happy to be doing a project that applies classroom knowledge; we need more of that. Second, I really think that TGMC should be included in more schools. Social business is crucial to companies right now. Those that are using it and doing really well, and those that are not may be in jeopardy of going out of business. What these companies need is fresh-eyed students that use these social media tools, thus know how to navigate them. Students are the key to helping a company implement social business but we need to spread the word. I don’t think many students know that there is a value in facebook and twitter beyond just connecting with friends. But perhaps if they knew that this could open up career paths for them, they would be up for the challenge. I hope to see TGMC in more school this fall because students have the knowledge and IBM has the tools to make it happen.Read an article that was in San Jose State's newspaper about the value of TGMC
Check out this TGMC Testimonial video, too!