Friday, January 25, 2013

365 Days of Happy - Day 25

Some of you might know that I'm the Career Social Media Intern for Career & Leadership Development at UW-Whitewater (that's probably the longest title I will ever have). I'm not exaggerating when I say it is one of the best things that has ever happened to me (well... so far). 

I applied for the (cough *paid* cough) internship when I was studying abroad last year in Dublin. I think it was in March when my interview with Laura Jacobs was. She is now my supervisor, the UW-W Disney College Program advisor and an avid Badgers fan.

I remember that afternoon when my interview was scheduled with clarity. I put on a nice  blue and white button-down shirt and did my hair and makeup all nice. I was considering putting sweatpants on, because you can't see anything below the chest when you Skype (well, most times...) but I couldn't bring myself to wear sweats with a nice blouse. I even put on a pair of heels! Just knowing that I was wearing heels made me more confident! I guess it worked, because I got the internship.

I work with Heather Schwartz, who is becoming one of my best friends. She oversees the Facebook page and is developing a YouTube channel. She's really good at making and editing videos, coming up with creative events to promote UW-W Career, and has amazing photography skills. I oversee the Career Spotlight Blog and the Twitter page. I'm really good at dressing up nicely for a job where I stare at a computer screen all day, researching endlessly about social media marketing and trends, and taking long lunches with my friends (I'm kidding).

I say that this internship is the best thing that has ever happened to me because it's made me realize how much I LOVE social media. There are so many things I love about this internship, and I'll list a few for you: I work with an AWESOME coworker. Laura couldn't have picked a better team. We balance each other out (well, I think, at least) and get along really well. I like having my own office where I work with only one other person. I love the work I do - researching, writing blog posts, using Hootsuite to schedule tweets, and promoting UW-W Career by tabling and having fun events. I am so fortunate to have been chosen for this internship.

Ever since I started at my internship, and even before then, I've been really interested in social media. I would love to be a social media specialist and a blogger. And a world traveler. So, we'll see what happens.

In the mean time, set your eyes on this AWESOME video. My friend Ryan showed me this video today and I think it's so cool. This is the kind of stuff I'm interested in. I could research all day about it.

I also made dinner with my friend Cameron tonight! Well, he did most of the cooking...and drinking. We made a delicious pasta/sausage/vegetable mix thing. I couldn't tell you how we did it, but it did involve causing a grease fire in the oven and setting the smoke alarm off.

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