Using Social Media to Aid Your Job Search

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Core Competencies: Communications, Student Learning, Technology
Originally presented on March 19, 2014
This is the archived version

Program Description

Program Description

This program is designed to assist graduate students in their job search by showing them various ways to use social media in their search.  Presenters give examples of what graduate students can do to improve their online presence and network to find a job after graduate school. A short discussion on professional development opportunities available to job seekers at the ACUI 2014 conference in Orlando offers viewers insights into how to harness the potential of the Orlando conference for their searches. 

This program is sponsored by Region VIII but is open to all ACUI members. 

About the Presenters

Joel Pettigrew, Program Coordinator for Student Activities and Event Advisement, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pettigrew has a master's degree in higher education and student affairs and a bachelor's degree in history.   

Tim St. John, Director, Student Leadership and Programming, Clark University
St. John has a master's degree in college student development and counseling and a bachelor's degree in sports management.  

Tasha Baclawski, Associate Director of Student Services, University of Massachusetts–Lowell
Baclawki has a master's degree in higher education/higher education administration and a bachelor's degree in communications media.


Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, participants will know about:

  • Effective uses of social media in their job search
  • How to leverage social media to promote a professional and authentic digital identity
  • Professional development opportunities offered through social media and by ACUI at the annual conference

As a result of attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Use Social Media to aid in their job search within  the field of Student Affairs
  • Understand basic methods and technologies to promote themselves and their accomplishments to prospective employers
  • Identify specific opportunities to engage in professional development both through social media and at the ACUI annual conference

Updated March 30, 2015