Max CCA was a passion project of a 4-student anonymous group with 2 UX Designers, 1 Graphic Designer, and 1 Industrial Designer. Over time, I became the main person running the Max platform day-to-day. For almost two years, I spent 4–6 hours per week interacting with the online community, creating and sharing resources, or planning for future initiatives.
Agent Max to friend-base. Do you copy? Whisper your thoughts to me and I'll spread it anonymously for the world to hear. Tell me about your college experience, or anything at all. Whisper to me in the portal http://bit.ly/agentmax. Over. #AgentMax
Hello, my name’s Curious and… I’d like to say… I saw your cool artwork at school the other day, but lots of people didn’t get a chance to. That’s a real shame, I think... You know what? If you send me your work, I’ll put it up for everyone to see! This way, we will all bridge the gap between disciplines and you’ll get to see all the awesome stuff being done in CCA.
So, if you’re interested in submitting your work or nominating a friend’s, message me picture(s) and an optional short description. I can’t wait to share your work with the world!
Hey! Nerdy Max in the house. There’re so many events, lectures, and workshops going on in CCA and we rarely get to hear about them. I’m here to share information with you so that you’re aware of what’s happening within and outside your major. Nerd out! #NerdyMax
Some of Max's posts were commented on, or Max would occasionally receive messages. I was always lurking online in case Max was ever talked to directly. Sometimes Max was privately consulted for advice or a listening ear. In my favorite conversation, a student asked Max if it was a robot. Naturally, I played along.
Because of the success of the Max CCA Platform, students came to see Max as an entity that represented the current student body. There were up's and down's––to be expected on Facebook when posts were being made my anonymous students. At one point, we did have to clarify that the school itself was not managing the page and that it was just a bunch of students :)
Soon, the original Team Max was preparing to graduate, and we wanted to make sure the platform continued to exist for future generations. Team Max met with members of the Student Council and we agreed to collaborate with a 1-year handoff process. As of 2020, the Max Platform is inactive and the current Student Council is debating on whether or not to revive it. Irregardless, Max CCA represents an important and successful project that can inspire them moving forward. I myself have gotten more interested in community and culture building after seeing the power of a powerful brand and platform in action! It's something that I carry with me wherever I go.
While Max was active, I became the Coordinator of the CCA Chimera Council. My personal mission during my tenure was to build a foundation/platform that the Council could use to get feedback, and it just so happened that Max was the perfect solution. (I like to joke that "Max infiltrated the Student Council!") In spring 2018 we announced our partnership and I hope that Max continues to serve the student body at CCA as members of the Student Council come and go.
I learned how to make my education my own. I was always so skeptical of CCA, but I was also tired of complaining and doing nothing about it. I got involved with Team Max, somehow ended up in Chimera Council…and realized there is hope! It’s just muddled by a lack of transparency. That’s something I’m working on continuously as a part of Team Max and Chimera Council — establishing a platform to help unite the CCA community — as well as in my own projects and life. Now I encourage everyone, especially every student at CCA, to take charge of your ambitions, actually turn your negativity into fuel for action, and make a real difference in your community! It’s okay to be negative, but turn that energy into something productive and positive :)