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What do you do on a day-to-day basis?

In my current role, I’m the voice of the Seattle Seahawks on social media. As the Social Media Producer I create content for our social media channels; I’m responsible for the brand voice and copywriting on our posts; I analyze trends within the social community and strategically provide topical, engaging and newsworthy content to our followers.

How did your experience at CMU prepare you for your career?

My experience at CMU prepared me for my career in a number of ways. With my major, it prepared me how to think critically in the mass media field and also how to produce and execute creative ideas. My degree challenged me to think outside the box and against the status quo. In the social space, time management and organization is key. CMU’s Mass Communication program helped me hone in on those skills which are valuable today.

What was your transition like from being a student to your career position? 

The transition from a college graduate to a social media professional was one that was steep yet beneficial. My first job out of college was the Community Manager for US Nike Football in New York City. From Grand Junction to the Big Apple was quite the adjustment. Very quickly, I had to develop my skills in an area I wasn’t too familiar with at the professional level. After nearly two years on the job, I had developed the skills necessary to perform at a high level and take my career to the next step which helped me land in Seattle.

What do you think set you apart from the other applicants for your current position?

What I believe set me apart was my passion for the social media space, my creativity, being a great communicator, the ability to conceptualize and execute ideas, and it helps to have background knowledge of the game.

What advice would you give to incoming college students?

My advice to incoming college students would be to get involved on campus with a club, seek internships to get valuable work experience, and be adaptable in regards to your major and interests. Get as much experience as you can in your time at CMU and don’t be afraid to take risks or try something new.

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Published 11/15/2017