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Where are the community manager applicants?
Recently Jive advertised a job opening for a Community Management intern. We had almost no applicants. Our Social Media intern position, on the other hand, had many applicants. Maybe it's because the general public understands the concept of social media more than it does community management. Maybe people think social media jobs are more fun, or have a better career path.
For whatever reason, we had to steal a social media applicant in order to fill our Community Management intern position. Luckily, I snagged a college student, Carmel Schetrit from UC Berkeley, with a lot of potential and I am actively training her on community management over the next three months. Meet Carmel...
Welcome Carmel Schetrit to the community! She just started yesterday.
Carmel's intern project for the summer will be to provide a proposal to answer the question:
How can we educate/prepare college students in the career of community management?
I've asked her to do a bunch of research and even reach out to some of you. If you are willing to meeting with her for a 1/2 hour to give her your opinion on the question, we would love to set up some time to talk.
With the results of her proposal, we hope to create an infographic-like poster that can be hung up in the hallways of college and university English, Communication, Psychology, and Marketing departments with a call to action on how they can learn more about Community Management as a career and what to do to build their skills.
Please join me in doing what we can to grow more community managers and better define what this role requires.
Thanks in advance for your help!
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