About to hire our Fall 2014 interns — and we’re SO EXCITED!
GUESS WHAT?! Fall intern applications are up! We’ll be anxiously waiting to read your spectacular responses…
A lot of people jump on social media without much foresight. It’s understandable — you don’t want to be the last one to jump on the bandwagon. But having social media accounts for the sake of having them doesn’t make a lot of sense. To achieve your goals and provide value to your followers, it’s important to have a game plan.
This semester, we conducted social media trainings for students who represent any NYU social media account — from their club or organization, to an office or department. Upon completing the session, they received a social media strategy worksheet to help them create a thought-out plan, whether they were hoping to start a new account or looking for ways to improve their current game plan.
In that same vein, we thought we’d share ours.
Through our internship program, we invest in the development of each of our student interns, providing opportunities for them to learn, grow, and mature both professionally and personally.
One way we do this is with Mid-Semester Reviews, which recently I conducted with each of our 17 interns. The goals of these one-on-one 30-minute sessions, which were outlined at the start of each, is to:
- See how they’re doing — both with the internship and beyond it
- Offer feedback on their work
- Receive feedback on the internship and position
- Set goals for the remainder of the semester
Feedback is an extremely important aspect of not just our internship program but also our work in general. We don’t believe in anonymous feedback; we aim to be as transparent and constructive as possible with our critique.
During our internship application process, we ask our social media applicants to write a tweet explaining why we should hire them. It’s a challenge to write a 140-character cover letter, so to speak. The trend has become popular for employers, which has now been referenced as the “twesume.”
Here are some tips and what we thought were great examples on how to make your twesume stand out.
Tuesday, October 1st was a milestone for HashtagNYU when NYU President John Sexton documented his day on our Instagram. Out of the 38 photos, several were selfies, a few were of Sexton himself, and many were from his own perspective.
One of our team’s goals is to personalize the University — from students to administrators, from faculty to NYU’s highest leadership. For about a year, our team dreamed of putting JSex in the hot seat, and only recently did this come to fruition. Here’s how it all came about:
On Friday, we sat with JSex — after a quick filming session — to determine his interest in sharing a typical day on Instagram.
We confirmed the upcoming Tuesday as JSex’s Instagram day. He had meetings with students, faculty members, administrators, and Trustees — a typically eventful day to share with the world!
When Vine emerged as a unique social media platform, our team considered adding it to our arsenal by making it our tenth platform. Even recently, we asked Social Media Writer applicants “Should we be on Vine?” during interviews — both for curiosity’s sake and to gauge their knowledge of current social media trends.
Following a record number of applications for the internship program this year, we are about to hire our Fall 2013 interns!
There were so many amazing “One Word. One World.” entries this year that choosing finalists proved to be difficult. Here are some videos that our team felt deserved an honorable mention.
At HashtagNYU, it’s about more than just sitting at a desk. It’s about that buzz of excitement when getting to the office. It’s about leaving meetings with tears from laughter. It’s about staying late when something needs to get done, without complaints. It’s about grabbing lunch with each other on a whim.
And we want to be intentional about what it’s all about.