Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help, You’ll Be Glad You Did

I am interning for the University of Mississippi Division of Outreach and Continuing Education as a social media team member.  Last spring, a classmate who was interning there told me they were hiring summer interns.  I worked for them last summer and rejoined them this spring to take on a few projects.

I am researching Facebook Groups and preparing a report that outlines the pros/cons, best use/practices and recommendations on how Outreach should implement them in relation to their various accounts.  This report will help educate the marketing team and program directors at Outreach about the recent changes to Facebook’s news feed and the possibility of using Facebook Groups as a response to those changes.  I am learning more about social media marketing, how other schools/organizations have responded to the recent Facebook changes and how to communicate/educate professionals on those changes.

I also am planning, shooting and editing a video series for social media that will introduce each summer counselor/promote summer programs on campus.  I am learning how to communicate and coordinate with a large group of counselors, how to better use equipment for video, how to create content for different audiences, and how to edit in a professional manner.

My advice for other students is to always ask your professors for help.  Whether you are seeking an internship or needing help with any assignment, professors always are willing to help or put you in contact with someone who can help.

Story by Margaret Griffin

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