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Presentation to UT Students

I was invited to speak to an undergraduate class at University of Texas, Austin. This presentation recommended they think bigger about the social opportunity before them and reinforced how important their professional social networks will be as they progress through their career. I used a few case studies (including my own) to exemplify what is possible.

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Presentation to UT Students

  1. 1. April 26, 2012Let’s change the world, shall we?Susan Scrupski, Change Agents WorldwideFriday, April 26, 13
  2. 2. Agenda today✤ Brief Introduction - Who am I?✤ Two lessons✤ Three case studies✤ Careers in Social✤ Q & A@ITSinsiderFriday, April 26, 13
  3. 3. whoami? (i’m nobody and everybody), April 26, 13
  4. 4. Do you have what it takes to be aChange Agent?Up until now, only...• Rock Stars• Politicians• Dictators• Humanitarians• Religious LeadersCould change the world.Friday, April 26, 13
  5. 5. Today’s Change Agent is:Friday, April 26, 13
  6. 6. 1st Lesson:Think BIG✤ You hold a device in thepalm of your hand thatcan Change the World.✤ Why Change the World?Because you can.Friday, April 26, 13
  7. 7. 2nd Lesson:Think Relationships✤ The 21C is a networkedeconomy.✤ Trust is its currency.✤ Build your social capital.✤ Keep a career contactdatabase w/notes. (Startnow.)Friday, April 26, 13
  8. 8. Every person in your network can beinfluenced by you.From ToFriday, April 26, 13
  9. 9. Three ExamplesFriday, April 26, 13
  10. 10. Five years: from Zero to HeroRetired afterDotcom crash,9/112001 20112006 2009 2010Suburban Mom!(5 years)“What’s a BlackBerry?”Back to Workwith... nothing.Except these.“I respectfully disagree...”2001#winning! :-)MeFriday, April 26, 13
  11. 11. The Staney Family FairyTaleJune 5, 2012Welcome to the world Foster!Will StaneyFriday, April 26, 13
  12. 12. Astronaut Abby✤ Dreamed of being anastronaut from age 7✤ Used social media tocreate a brand✤ Connected IRL withLuca Parmitano✤ Will be Earth-basedliaison via her blog✤ Mars in 2030!Abigail HarrisonFriday, April 26, 13
  13. 13. Careers in SocialSeeking a job?• See the Web Strategy Job Board• Hootsuite manages a job board• Social has a blog that lists out career resources• Social Media Jobs Facebook Group• Social Media Jobs by Chris Heuer• Social Media jobs, filtered by SimplyHired• Social Media Job Network by James Durbin• 25 places to find social media jobs by Deb NgAdditional Resources:• Community Manager Facebook Group• Community Manager Appreciation Day (Every 4th Monday of Jan, yearly)• List of corporate web strategists and community managers for 2010• Social Media Headhunter: Career advice, job postings and services• New Media Hire community by Jim Long and teamJeremiah Owyang blog: People on the Move, April 7, 2013Friday, April 26, 13
  14. 14. Q&A?Friday, April 26, 13