Words to Remember from Student Communications Career Conference

  1. This past Saturday, November 19, 2011, I attended the Student Communications Career Conference 2011: Build Your Career Toolkit: Get the Expert Advice You Need to Succeed (#SCCC11). Over 300 students and young professionals learned about developing their career toolkits at New York Women in Communications Foundation’s annual conference. Below is some advice curated by Storify.
  2. Communications Toolkit

  3. Prediction: SM manager is a position that won’t exist in 5 years because digital will be a part of everyone’s job. Agree? #Sccc11
    November 19, 2011 12:05:16 PM EST
  4. Digital is becoming integrated into everyone’s job. All communications professionals must learn to be content creators and storytellers that will make audiences engage and share in our social world. With social media, people are able to talk about your brand in places you might not even know exist so it is important to be familiar with different tools and know the value of analysis and metrics.

  5. If you want to go into digital make sure you are knowledgeable about all the tools from ad words to hootsuite #Sccc11
    November 19, 2011 11:14:34 AM EST
  6. Monitoring Tools:

    Radian6, Google Analytics and Sysomos

    Social Media:

    Pinterest and Storify

  7. Getting a job is a full time job #thatisall #Sccc11
    November 19, 2011 11:27:59 AM EST
  8. “Don’t give people ammunition to diminish the impact of your professional achievements.” -@bigducksarah #SCCC11
    November 19, 2011 1:02:17 PM EST
  9. “Believe that you’re worth it.” @karenrobinovitz #SCCC11
    November 19, 2011 2:17:06 PM EST
  10. Think of relationships as long term and investment. Not only senior level but also your peers. bring people with you #SCCC11
    November 19, 2011 12:56:53 PM EST
  11. Money needs to stop being taboo if we don’t share our salaries then other women won’t know &won’t ask for raises that are deserved. #Sccc11
    November 19, 2011 12:41:29 PM EST
  12. Don’t play the gender card. It is about the quality of your work and delivering results. Know what you are worth and do not be afraid to ask for what you feel you deserve.
  13. “social media may now be more effective than a press release” -beth jacobson #SCCC11
    November 19, 2011 3:47:09 PM EST
  14. “If you work really hard, opportunities will find you.” @lindsaygalin @NYWICI #sccc11
    November 19, 2011 2:30:44 PM EST
  15. Don’t worry about the glam job in the big city. Experience and developing your skill set is more important than the location of your job.

  16. I was so happy to be there!

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