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Spartan Blogcast Network

Brought to You Directly from Your Fellow Spartans

The Spartan Blogcast Network is a central hub where Spartans from across the country can submit and share original content in the form of blogs and podcasts. With this program, hear from experts in their fields, learn about different areas of interest, and grow your own professional knowledge.

Here are a few reasons to take advantage of the Spartan Blogcast Network:

  1. Did you know that we have over 37,000 alumni with at least one Spartan in each state? The Spartan Blogcast Network allows you to learn from and connect with other alumni from across the country—and the world!
  2. With pre-recorded podcasts and pre-written blogs, you are able to visit and revisit any of the content whenever it best fits your schedule.
  3. You can influence the topics. If you have a suggested topic that you'd like to hear more about from fellow Spartans, complete the form linked below.

Check out our library of blogs and podcasts to hear what members of the York College community have to say. Want to be a part of it? Submit your own blog or podcast proposal—or both!

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How to Submit a Blog or Podcast

  • What is the process to submit a blog or podcast proposal?
    1. Complete the proposal form linked here for either a blog, podcast or both.
    2. Within 48-hours, a member of the Office of Alumni Relations will contact you to let you know if your proposal has been approved.
    3. Once the proposal is approved, the finished product is due to alumni@ycp.edu within two weeks of the approval date. 
    4. The blog or podcast will then be live on the website within 2-5 days of submission for anyone to access.
  • What are some suggested blog topics?

    Get creative, Spartans! Blog about something that is meaningful to you. If you are struggling and need a bit of inspiration, check out the ever-growing list below:

    • Food
    • Fashion
    • Travel
    • Music
    • Movies
    • Lifestyle
    • Technology
    • Professional Development
    • Motivational
    • Fitness and Nutrition
    • DIY or How-to Guides
    • Sports
    • Finance
    • Politics
    • Parenting
    • Advice for Young Alumni
    • Business
    • Car
    • Pets
    • Gaming
    • Cooking and Recipes
    • Charity and Volunteerism
    • Activism and Social Justice
    • Product Reviews
    • Myth Debunking
    • Problem Solving
    • Productivity
    • Organization
    • History
    • Gift-ideas
  • How should I format my blog?

    Formatting Guidelines

    • Title
    • 1-2 sentence summary of the post
    • 500-1000 words in length
    • 1-2 photo options that you would like used to represent the content of your blog on the website
    • OPTIONAL: author’s bio with or without photo | approximately 75-100 words in length.

    We want to hear your voice. write in a style that is comfortable for you! Get creative and let your personality come through.

  • What are some suggested podcast topics?

    We want to hear from you in your voice. Record a podcast on a topic that you are passionate about. For a little inspiration, see some suggested topics below:

    • Film or book reviews
    • Business-related topics
    • Motivational
    • Sports
    • Parenting
    • Life as a college student
    • Comedy
    • Meditation
    • Travel
    • Lifestyle
    • Top 10 lists
    • Life after York College
    • Pets
    • Fitness and Nutrition
    • Technology
  • How do I format my Podcast?

    Formatting Guidelines

    • Title
    • 1-2 sentence summary of your podcast
    • Supported file formats: .mp3, .m4a, mp4, .m4v, .mpg, pdf, .zip.
    • Recommended stereo bit rate and sample rate for audio files
      • Stereo Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      • Sample Rate: 441. kHz
    • Maximum allowed single file size: 3GB
    • OPTIONAL: 1-2 photo options that you would like to represent the content of your podcast
    • OPTIONAL: author's bio with or without photo | approximately 75-100 words in length

     

    Recommendation: In order to be better compatible with iTunes, iPad/tablets, and mobile, we highly recommend you use Mp3 or H.264 based mp4 and m4v.

Contact Us
Alumni Relations
Brigette Allen, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, Room 118
Phone: 717.815.2051
ballen13@ycp.edu

Andrea Jackson, Office Manager
Grantley Hall, Room 117
717.815.6642
ajacks28@ycp.edu

Office email: alumni@ycp.edu

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Summer Hours (May-August)
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Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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