Humans of Jacobs is a photo project modeled after the original Humans of New York blog. The premise of the posts and interviews is to provide a quick insight into the interviewees thought , views , and ideas. Ranging from academic to personal the format of the blog is forming in a way that people find out more about one another and learn to consider new perspectives. Showing that this can happen on a grand scale , as in Humans of New York, or on a smaller scale like the Jacobs University Campus.
I started the Human of Jacobs Facebook page because I wanted to utilize Jacobs University’s main asset – being international and having students from different, backgrounds and nationalities.So far the page has generated traffic on its main facebook page and amongst the Jacobs community. Who wouldn’t want to see their friends showcased?! I began the Humans of Jacobs Page this year as an independent page ,so that I would be able to give students an accessible and easy platform to speak about what matters to them , serious or not , and to show their talents.
Additionally after adding contributing editors, the range of students on campus that the page appeals to grew and more students were shown from various years and majors.
Future development for the page( as I am graduating) , would be to add short blurbs in different languages, tell more varied stories from not just students on campus but the wider Jacobs community , and find ways to reach more people that the page may appeal to.
I have lived in international settings my whole life. From growing up in New York City in the diverse and vibrant neighborhoods of Crown Heights brooklyn and Harlem Manhattan , to attending an international school it felt like a natural choice for me to choose Jacobs and continue to grow and learn in settings that will develop character , understanding, empathy and open mindedness, I hope the page similarly appeals to the wide range of experiences and backgrounds of people on campus, and that people continue to find a creative outlet through telling not only their own , but other people’s stories.
Check out the page here: https://www.facebook.com/Humans-of-Jacobs
If you are interested in working with the page , or sharing your story please contact: