Willumstad School of Business Announces New Major in Becoming an Influencer

Updated: Oct 28, 2020

By: Mylo Fisherman

In our modern age where everyone is on social media, Adelphi is coming around to the times and, starting fall 2020 you can now major in becoming an influencer. This new major will be a part of Adelphi’s business school and will give students the opportunity to learn first-hand the tools and resources that they will need to ultimately give themselves an upper hand in the world of social media.


A new major always comes along with new classes. You will be able to choose from different courses tailored to have you ready for Insta-fame upon graduation. From the selection, there will be a class called, “How to Beat the YouTube Algorithm.” For this class, Adelphi will be hiring Matthew Patrick, better known as MatPat, as an adjunct professor. In addition to this, he has 12.4 million subscribers on his channel “The Game Theorist” and has a vast variety of knowledge on how the YouTube algorithm works from his 10 years of creating content on the platform.


Another class that is going to be available is, “How to Avoid a Scandal.” This class will be taught by Shane Dawson. With his 23.3 million subscribers and 11-plus years of producing content on YouTube, he has dealt with his fair share of scandals and has the knowledge to pass down to us as soon to be influencers.


In addition to these classes, Adelphi will also have “How to Take the Perfect Selfie,” “How to Find Your Aesthetic,” “How to Find the Perfect Caption,” “How to Make Clickbait Believable,” and so many others. These classes will be available to majors as well as non-majors. The classes will fulfill general education requirements of arts and/or humanities, depending on the class, as well as fulfilling your global awareness learning goal.



The buzz about this new major is starting to fly around campus. The Defiler interviewed a few students on campus to get their opinion on the new major.


Valery Valasquez, a first-year student, said, “I know a lot of people who would be interested in this major. I looked at some of the classes and I wish I was able to change my major to it.”


Saira Amar, a sophomore, said, “Oh, my gosh, I’m so excited for the new influencer major. I want to increase my following to be as exponential as possible. I’m really excited to switch my major in the fall.”


With reviews as amazing as this, how can you not want to major in “Becoming an Influencer?”


If you still aren’t fully sold on this new career path, think about the money you will be making. When you first start out, maybe the first year or so of your career, you are looking at making anywhere from $30,000 to $60,000 annually. As you start to grow and gain popularity, you can make anywhere from $40,000 to $100,000 annually and sometimes even more.


The only way to make it big like this and make this high-paying salary is to enroll in the major before the classes are full. If you are undecided or are not fully sold on the major that you currently have at the moment, talk to your advisors now about switching to living the life Instagrammers dream about. But hurry; The Defiler has learned that due to the Instagram buzz around this major, there may only be one spot left!

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