Tuesday, October 27, 2009

How to use Social Media to Benefit Your Career

Guest Speaker Natasha D'Souza

November 10th, 2009
6 - 7:30 p.m.
3165 Mackenzie, Carleton University

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Snacks and Refreshments will be provided.

Students use social media very effectively to keep in touch with their friends, find out where the next party is and who’s dating who. These are very important components of their lives.

There will come a day when they will no longer be students and be out there climbing the corporate ladder. At that point their personal lives will begin to clash with their professional lives and they will be faced with some difficult challenges regarding their social media usage.

Should their boss be their friend? Would they want their boss to know about who they hang out with, party with and how they dress outside of work? Would they feel pressured into accepting their boss and co-workers as friends?

The decision makers within their organization assume that these students know how to use social media as in their opinion these students grew up with it. However students know to use social media for their personal lives and not professionally nor from a business context.

Natasha D’Souza is the founder of Virtual EyeSee, a Social Media Agency. Prior to this new role in social media, Natasha has had over 13 years of hi-tech experience working for fortune 500, mid-sized and start-up companies. Her experience in the private and public sectors has given her the opportunity to work in marketing, project management, business development and sales. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering.

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