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Brown Bag Lunch: Building a Better Online Identity

January 29, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Graduate Student Commons


Learn how to perfect your online identity and social media presence as an academic. Melissa De Witte (Web Coordinator, Social Sciences) will lead a discussion about how to build your network, develop meaningful connections, and how you could Twitter your way into your next speaking engagement or job interview.

Whether you are a novice or an expert, a technophobe or an early adopter, this interactive talk will discuss the dos and don’ts, tips, strategies and more to making the most out of an online presence. Discover the importance social media plays on your search engine results and learn how elevating your digital profile is as easy as a Tweet and just a “like” away.

The session will also include practical exercises with the hope that you will leave with some digital collateral of your own. Laptops are encouraged but not required.

Melissa De Witte handles the digital and social media for the Division of Social Sciences here at UC Santa Cruz. She is also an editorial contributor to Social Media Club, the world’s largest community of social media professionals. She has an extensive background across the media industry in New York and London. Melissa has an MA in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. You can Tweet her @melissadewitte

Open to all graduate students, staff, and faculty.

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January 29, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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