Digital Hustle Summer School 2021

June 21st-25th FREE online via Collaborate hosted by IT Carlow

Is the Digital Hustle for me?

If you are a TY or senior cycle secondary school student and fancy developing your online presence, building a little business online or launching a fan page or a social justice campaign… or you just want to meet some fantastic online movers and shakers… then the Digital Hustle summer school is for you.

Who will you meet:

We have lined up lots of big-name influencers and some interesting young hustlers for you to meet. Be inspired and make connections with these young people who are getting out there and making a name for themselves, and a few extra euro too.

Lauren Whelan

International social media fanatic has amassed over 600k followers on the social media platform Tik-Tok. Lauren is from Co. Carlow and studying Media and Public Relations in Carlow IT. Lauren’s content includes comedic videos, fashion, dancing and lifestyle. She’ll be spilling the beans on her success.

 
 
 
Nia Gall

Nia Gall is an Irish social media star who has earned popularity through the lip-syncing app TikTok. With 285k+ followers on TikTok, Nia Gall is considered as one of the most popular TikTok stars in Ireland.

 

 

 

What we do:

The Hustle introduces you to young entrepreneurs and influencers who are making it and trying to make it big online. Through their experiences you learn the dos and don’t of successful branding with the added sweetener of tips from the top. The Digital Hustle is also a time for you to come up with little hustles and develop the ones you already have swimming around at the back of your mind.

Ciara and Aisling from Quirky Coffee

Teen coffee entrepreneurs navigating the big world of digital marketing and brand building online, while having a laugh and keeping the friendship strong.

 

 

How we do it:

Our sessions are online using the IT Carlow VLE system. You will be sent a link… just click and off we go.

The sessions will be short and there will be lots of opportunities for you to dip in and dip out.

There will be interactive elements, a workshop structure at times, and you can post and take part in Q&As with the influencers. There will be competitions, quizzes and craic.

It is a school but not as you know it!

The Digital Hustle Summer School is a school (shock!) and you will get the chance to learn the science and business elements of an online hustle which will help you feel more in control of your online presence.

‘Sciencey’ bits include topics like the psychology of memes and the meaning behind our digital identities.

The ‘businessy’ bits include topics like brand building, telling your story online and how to market your ideas.

Who are our experts?

Our afternoon sessions are run by young people with young influencers taking the stage. In the mornings we have structured learning opportunities, these will be lively and interactive.

Needless to say, we have amazing teachers here at the Digital Hustle.

Dr Eleanor O’Leary

Dr Elearnor O'Leary is an expert in popular culture and is the winner of a national Teaching Hero Award. Not too Shabby! She can empower us by helping us understand the meanings behind the small actions we take online.

 
 
 
Dorothy Keane

Dorothy Keane is our marketing expert. Dor received a ‘Marketing Lecturer of the Year’ award last year. Dor is a genius at helping people discover and promote their ‘story’ online

 
 
 
 
Ciaran O’Loan

Ciaran O'Loan is a super-experienced brand planning professional (sounds important already) who can help you use words to communicate big ideas in a few characters.

 

 

That is just a taste of the amazing academic and professional expertise you will have a chance to hear and learn from this summer.

If you have specific questions, please email us on DigitalHustle@ITCarlow.ie

We hope to see you in June.

The Digital Hustle Summer School is funded by the Higher Education Authority