How LinkedIn and Twitter Helped Me Land Internships

This summer is by far the best that  I have had in terms of experience and professionalism. I definitely am confident and feel prepared to enter the workforce upon my graduation. Working with AT&T Advertising Solutions (in the Marketing Department), I have learned a lot of different things about Corporate America and the importance of networking. I am very blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a great company.

As you may or may not know, I also have two additional internships with prestigous PR firms, Abesi PR in Saint Louis and Goodgirl PR in New York. How is this possible you ask? Social media. I landed my second internship via Linkedin. Abesi Manyando wrote an article in the St. Louis American, “How to elevate your business”. I read it and wanted to get in contact with her about a possible internship. I went to  her website (abesipr.wordpress.com) and wrote a comment under one of her post. I also contacted her via LinkedIn. She responded, looked at my portfolio and the rest is history! Now, on to Twitter. I have had a Twitter page since 2009 when it was required for one of my Mass Comm classes. I recently started using it more often and I follow anyone that deals with public relations. One of my followers is GoodGirl PR (Nickie Robinson, President and CEO of GoodGirl PR ). I emailed her in regards to an internship and she gave me her number. We spoke over the phone and I started working immediately.

People underestimate the power of social media all the time. If used correctly, it can be a great networking tool, and even help you land an internship or entry level position. But, you must monitor what you do and say, especially what you post on Twitter or Facebook.

Until next time,

PR Girl

  1. Hi

    This is very interesting. You should post some sections of your blog as tips on Twitter to inspire other young pr interns . Good advice.

    Cheers,

    Ericalane.B =)

  2. Great post! This is so true. Social media is a great tool for networking. Similarly, I’ve had success with obtaining internships that I wouldn’t of had without being involved on these networks. Much success to you! I enjoy your blog.

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