I’m a UNCG Alumni. I graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Information Systems and Operations Management. I’m 24. I’m currently a Software Consultant. I test software for different clients and have been doing so for a year and 7 months. I heart technology & social media! I’m trying to figure out where I fit in this forever changing tech world.
In 2010, after meeting the rapper that is signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music label, Big Sean, I made a tumblr page for him because nobody else had done so. I also made it because I thought he was talented and humble and simply because I like doing things of that nature. Eventually, Lola came across my tumblr and she told him about it. I then received a message from his tour manager telling me I was doing a good job and that he wanted me to update Big Sean’s official tumblr page which also posted to his facebook page. I find information and pictures about Sean and post it to his official tumblr which I think is pretty cool. Sean said that he should pay me for all that I do, but for now I just receive awesome free tickets to his shows and get to hang out with him after the show. Who knows, it could lead to an awesome job one day.
After a while of trying to figure out where I belong in this tech world, I realized I was very interested in digital communications and social media. I’ve been thinking about going to grad school, but I wanted to be sure I knew exactly what I wanted to do before going back. My trusty friend Google helped me find a program at Elon University called Interactive Media that I’m thinking about applying to. In the meantime, I’m just trying to brush up on skills that I already have as well as learn new ones.
I decided to find a mentor or an internship to enlighten me about digital communications and social media. Of course I went to Google because Google is my friend! I find everything with Google so that’s usually where I start when I want to find information. I found internships.com (which is an AWESOME site to find all kinds of internships!) and from there I found a virtual internship with @AnoraMcGaha. I decided to ask her about the internship through Twitter and we talked over the phone and set something up to see if this virtual internship would work for us. I wrote my first professional blog post and she liked my work and my drive so I officially became a virtual intern! I am now a Social Media Manager Intern and I am managing social media programs through Martin Brossman & Associates or ClearSight PR. The online magazine site is thesocialmediaforbusinessbook.com. You can find my blog posts here: thesocialmediaforbusinessbook.com/author/kiatinsley. This internship is definitely very valuable to me. I’m glad I found the internship as well as a mentor in Anora. I am learning a lot that I can apply in the future and even now to this blog!
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