Professor Registration for the Google Online Marketing Challenge is open, and professors can register for the Challenge any time from October 8, 2014 to April 8, 2015.
Student registration will open on October 15th.
Changes for 2015 include:
- Academics will need to have a Google account to sign up and will still need to provide a university email for verification purposes
- Students will need two separate Google accounts, one to manage the Student Dashboard and one (a new account) to manage AdWords campaign
- Academics will also gain access to a new GOMC Professor Dashboard - which will provide them with an overview of the progress of their teams
The last update is one I am particularly interested in.
The Google Online Challenge is running again this year, and Google has taken this opportunity to remind students of employment options within the company.
Undergraduate and graduate full-time job opportunities can be found here.
Internship information can be found here.
In addition, Google has a YouTube Students Channel, and a Students Blog.
- One semi-finalist: in the global top 100 (not including winners)
- Two strong campaigns: the top 10% of teams not making the semi-finalists list
- One good campaign: in the 70th to 89th percentile
- One fair campaign: in the 40th to 69th percentile
Well done everyone!
Full results can be seen here:
One resource that I want to highlight is Theresa Flaherty’s blog (The Marketing Bridge). The 2009 GOMC Americas winner came from James Madison University, and was taught by Theresa. The team of Rachel Bruton, Meredith Rauh and Brandon Sockwell, worked with a local tour operator, www.mobiletours.org.
On Theresa’s blog you will discover relevant and timely advice. Highly recommended.