As part of the paring, eight Reynolds School graduate students will receive free semester-long memberships to the Reno Collective co-working space where they will be able to pick the brains of some of the most talented designers, programmers and creative types in the city. The eight memberships share a combined value of $800 per month, but the intrinsic value is priceless.
Reno Collective will gain a respected ally in the Reynolds school, adding a talented core of communicators, journalists and PR professionals to the group’s flowering member base. The RC, which recently made news by hosting the city’s first ever 24-hour civic “hackathon” program development event, will further the educational goals of RSJ by offering short courses and job-shadowing opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.
Donica Mensing, acting dean of the journalism school, said this combination of entrepreneurs and academics will make for a richer, brighter future for everyone living in The Biggest Little City.
“We plan to partner with the collective to provide training, offer workshops and sponsor events that will benefit our students, the campus and the community,” Mensing said. “In addition, we hope to benefit from the energy and expertise of the members of the Reno Collective in helping us be more innovative, engaging and entrepreneurial in our work.”