My Internship with She’s Social: Week 27: Getting our groups organized

Hi Blog world,

First, I hope each one of you had a happy and safe Christmas and New Year. I enjoyed my break and I am ready to see what 2017 has in store for me.

Since I’ve been back I have been working on organizing the groups that we follow on Facebook. This task has been hard for me to do because my computer, screen reader and Kurzweill 3000 have not been working right.  I’ve been praying for a miracle and I’m happy to say that my God has provided me with the answers to my prayers, so for now its keep on trucking through.

For now I’m doing the best I can with the computer I have. I hope to have the groups all organized soon. To do this, I scroll through the Facebook groups and write them down by hand, then once my computer has cooled down I go into our Excel file and I enter the information in there.

I am excited to move on to the next part of this project, so we can get closer to our launch party that will be happening in April.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

My Internship with She’s Social: Week 25 & 26: An Update

Hi Blog world,

This week I wanted to do two blog posts into one because it’s been a long two weeks. Last week, I had to get my computer to a shop because it was having some issues. Once it was returned to me I got to do what I love to do-put out events via social media. I posted an event about an art show that is coming up in January. I also created an Excel sheet to help keep things organized. I like our new method of having the name of the group on the right side of the Colum with the dates that I post on to the left of it. This is going to help me keep my posts organized and for me to be more productive.

This week I’ve also been working with social media and posting about the art show. I have another social media project that I was assigned and I’m eagar to get started on it.

I’ve also been organizing the groups we post in by using an Excel sheet. One of the hardest things about doing this project is getting organized because the groups keep changing order. So I’ve decided to print out the chart I have now and to go down the list of groups that we follow and check them off; as I find ones that I haven’t added to the list I will write them down manually then add them to the list electronically.

Once all these projects are completed, on Friday, I’m going to be on break for two weeks. I’m excited!

With that I would like to take the time to thank all of my readers and subscribers for following my blog. I look forward to blogging all about my adventures in 2017….Everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

My Internship with She’s Social: Week 20: Posting a video on Facebook

Hi Blog world,

This week for me was a short week, because I needed to take two days off. When I returned to my internship on Wednesday, I was eager to get back to work; this week, my supervisor had me share a video for an upcoming Christian concert that is going to be coming up in November.

To help reach the most people, my supervisor, had me reach the target of local audience and our surrounding county. To do this I have a technique.

We have groups that we follow on Facebook, and I go into our groups page and find groups that meet our goal; I write those groups down on a piece of paper. Then I go to the video click share in groups-type the group in and share.

This makes it very easy for me to do my work. It’s also very easy for me to keep track of who I shared the video with because I use Google Doc to keep track of all my work.

Another thing I did this week was manage the Facebook page for our site. On Wednesday I had over 100 e-mails to look at, yet most of them were just status updates.  Having a folder to put them in keeps me organized. I like to keep organized and it helps me reach my goals as an intern.

The last thing I did this week was listen to the Grown and Dating radio show. This week show was on intelligence. If you do not listen to the show already, feel free to find us on Facebook at Grown & Dating.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

 

 

 

My internship with She’s Social: Week 18: Facebook

Hi Blog world,

This week was a busy week; I got to continue what I love the most working on social media.

This week, my supervisor and I created a new  Facebook page where we can post events that are coming up to different groups that we follow.

I learned how to forward messages, such as  flyers or videos, to different groups at the same time so that way I don’t have to send out the event flyer  or video to every single group at a time. This new skills is a real-time saver. I am really enjoying working with our social media websites; and this skill is helping me learn what I can do to reach a broader audience for my blog.

One of my personal goals for this year is to gain 100 followers. I know its going to take time, however I know this goal can be reached.

I also worked on creating an Excel sheet for different contact information; this is because my other Excel file did not save properly. Now that it is saved in a more readable format, it’s easier to find the information that we need; that’s what I like about using Google Drive is it’s easy to edit and save documents.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

Last Week as an Intern…Really?

Hi Blog world,

I can’t believe that this week is my last week as an intern through the Division of Blind internship program. This opportunity has given me a chance to show off my skills, and to learn some new ones that I haven’t known about. What has influenced me the most was that I was able to get my confidence back. It’s been a long time overdue because I’ve been looking for a job ever since I graduated from The University of West Florida three years ago.

 

What I have liked most about my six weeks working here, as an Intern, is that I’ve been able to work on my: writing, editing, and social media skills. I have learned things about using Facebook to help with Marketing that I never thought about before.

 

To be honest, I am starting to think about one day getting my Master’s degree in Marketing. I think that it would be a good fit to go with my Journalism degree, and I think this will further my skills in social media.

 

During this time, I would like to thank the following people who have supported me during my internship: My supervisor, my co-workers, my grandparents,my job coach, and my best friends. You guys are amazing! Thank you!

 

Now, this is not going to end on a sad note! Because of my hard work, and our great working relationship with my supervisor she is offering me an extended internship! I’m excited to be able to stay on with this company, and to be able to continue to grow my skills as a journalist!

 

If you guys have not done so please stop by and like the following pages on Facebook: Grown and Dating, She’s Social, Stylish Behavior, Real Women Radio and Amanda Gene.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

Mock Interview

Hi Blog world,

It has been a busy week for me.  Not only did I have my normal classwork to do, but I also had a mock interview with the coaching staff at the career services lab.

I was nervous the week before because there was a form and a quiz that I had to complete before I could do the mock interview.  As the days grew closer to the interview I began to feel more nervous.  I review the booklet that the center provided.  However I was still unsure about what type of interview questions would be asked and if I would be able to answer them correctly.

On the day of the interview, I already had a busy day planned.  I had to go to class then hurry over to the career center.  When I got there I was still feeling a little nervous.   As time went on, while I was waiting for my turn, I started to feel a little better.

When it was my turn for the interview, the coach talked to me about my major and if I had any questions about the career booklet.  I stated that I wasn’t sure about answering questions about my disability.  He then proceeded to tell me that we would talk about it after the interview.  The first question was simple. “Tell me a little bit about yourself,” That question I was able to answer with what the career booklet called “One minute commercial.”  I felt good about my answer and my coach said I did a great job answering it.  The questions got harder, as I had to talk about different kinds of situations and how I handle them.  During that time, my coach told me a good way to answer that. “STAR.” Which stands for tell me about the situation, how you handled it, and what the outcome was.  I will have to practice answering these types of questions, but I am sure that I will feel better about it soon.

At the end of the interview, my coach said I did great.  He helped me go over how to answer questions about my disability and some other key factors that could help me succeed with the real interview.

It was a great day and I learned a lot,

Blog  soon,

Amanda Gene