Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hired in #HigherEd!

If you aren't friends with me on Facebook, you don't follow me on Twitter and we aren't connected on LinkedIn, then I have some awesome news!

Yesterday, I accepted a job as the Social Media Coordinator for Southern New Hampshire University!

My responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for day-to-day execution of SNHU’s social media presence across a variety of social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & YouTube.
  • Monitor multiple social media platforms on an ongoing basis.
  • Working in conjunction with SNHU’s Content Director, curate a social media
    content calendar.
  • Produce, post and publish blog content in support of in-bound marketing
  • Support the curation of a detailed monthly social media report highlighting
    ROI related to branding, customer service, and lead generation.
  • Provide training and assistance to various internal stakeholders on how to
    leverage social media to meet and exceed divisional goals.
  • Monitor trends and applications in social media tools and appropriately apply that knowledge to increase the use of social media at SNHU. 

Want to know how I got the job?

Social media. (I know. I know. "Typical Gabbi.")

My future boss, Seth ODell, and I had been Twitter acquaintances since I started tuning into HigherEd Live my freshman year. When I saw that he tweeted about an open position in March, I direct messaged him asking for more details. It was sort of on a whim. I didn't necessarily think they would want someone fresh out of college. 

Within two weeks of submitting my resume, I had a phone interview. In mid-April, I drove down to Manchester for an in-person interview. Two hours after they interview as I was pulling back into St. Mike's, I got the off-the-record offer.

Yesterday, I accepted. I said from the get-go that I'd go anywhere for the right job, so I'm headed to Manchester because this is it. 

(Tip to high schoolers/college students: When career counselors say that networking is the way to a job, they aren't lying! It really does work.)

Watch out, New England! You'll have to put up with my for a few more years. :)


PS: I was also in the Talent Show last weekend. It's a grainy iPhone video, but I'll post it in case you're interested! It's a mash-up of Toxic, Sweet Nothing, Radioactive and Can't Hold Us.

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