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Better Living through Minions: A Guide to Student Workers

MMP9 Marketing, Management, and Professional Development Track

Wright C


.eduGuru writer and Pittsburg State University Web marketing manager Michael Fienen will review survey statistics regarding Web office use of student workers from around the country. See if you're ahead of or behind the curve, and find out if there are better ways to use students besides as targets for unsuspecting USB missile launcher fire. As universities across the country are trying to cut costs, there are some effective uses of students that can save some money and take a little load off your shoulders, especially if you can't hire or fill empty full-time positions.

We'll not only be looking at suggestions for effective uses of students, but also look at what campuses are doing with respect to how many students they use, where they use them, how much they pay them, and plenty more.


Michael Fienen
Web Marketing Manager, Pittsburg State University

Michael joined Pittsburg State University in 2006 as their webmaster. In 2008, the Web office was moved from IT to Marketing, where he became Web marketing manager, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the dotCMS server, search server, monitoring analytics, spearheading social initiatives, Web design, and pretty much anything else involving the Web. In 2008, he joined the staff of as a writer about Web development in higher education. He is also a graduate of the leadership class of 2009 at PSU.