For years, job hunting consisted of writing a resume, walking into a business and shaking hands with a potential employer. Today, many people are relying on social media to land their dream job.
Chris Eichman, a 2003 UW-Whitewater graduate and social media coordinator at Rayovac in Madison, will be coming to campus on Thursday, March 1, to discuss how students can use social media to start their own careers.
Eichman, who also has professional experience in graphic design, will explain the diverse types of social media, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. He will show students how to add social media to their resumes, market themselves and connect with professionals.
Dan Kim, an associate professor of art at UW-Whitewater, says the growing popularity of social media is important for all majors but especially for design and communication students because these fields are connected.
"Students can use it to not only brand themselves, but then can bring those artistic skills into their future career," Kim said. "You can't ignore programming, you can't ignore visible design, and you can't ignore communication in the workplace."
The event will run from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Timothy J. Hyland Hall, room 1000, and an informal question and answer session will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Xiaohong Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org.