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The Problem1. CareerCenters havelimited Budgets/ Time/ Resources2. Technology isChangingRapidly How do we keep up?
Are You an ActiveSocial Media User?Learn By Doing!
Role of Social Media in Career Centers• Market career services and events to students• Connect students with alums and companies• Help students build a professional brand online• Assist students in finding jobs using social media
Make Change a Reality! Become an ACTIVE LinkedIn group member Volunteer to be a special guest Help organize an online event Write a blog post Host a Twitter Chat Share information using social media (#CCTF) Help expand our global efforts Open to all ideas and suggestions