The Social U is Born - A Letter From The Editor
First off, thanks for visiting. We’ve been working on this for a while now, and it’s almost surreal to see our project finally come to life. Our story began in June, when Gerald and I began entertaining the idea about starting a website/blog together. At the time, we were both working summer internships pretty far away from each other (I was in San Francisco, Gerald was in Barcelona), so we spoke only when we could. Obviously, we knew what our project was going to be about: social media, of course! Then, we hit a wall. There are so many social media blogs out there, how on Earth were we going to stand out, let alone get people to read it?
Yes, we were both doing some pretty cool social media stuff in our respective internships, but we were (are) still college students. Who would want to hear what two college students have to say, especially when there are so many professionals out there already blogging about Social Media? There had to be some way. There had to be something we either knew or had that they didn’t. But, what was it? The biggest difference between them and us was that, well, we’re still in college. Weeks went by, and then we finally realized that the answer was in that very difference.
Gerald and I both had our social profiles be a big part of our summer hires. First we thought ‘Awesome, let’s start a blog about how we did it so other college students can learn’, but we soon realized we had to go further. The Social U isn’t a blog about us; it’s a blog about social media for college students, by college students.
We will be publishing material that college students can not only relate to, but also learn from. The tabs above, from Social Media 101 to Your Major on Social Media, are aimed to be a resource to you, the college student, because we probably spend more time on social media than we do sleeping.
So, The Social U stands for two objectives:
- To inform college students about what they do not know about social media and how to best use it so they don’t kill their careers before starting their job search
- To teach college students how to use social media to their advantage and get ahead of the game in their industry of interest and their professional networking
So, that’s it. This is The Social U. This is our project. We hope you like it and, most importantly, we hope that you find it useful, because jobs aren’t as easy to come by nowadays. We’re here for you, and we’d like you to contribute, too. So, fill out that contact form and contribute for us!
Álvaro J. Soltero