She’s Social: Bonus post: First time out in the field

Hi Blog world,

 

This week I got to attend my first Impact 100 meeting. Not only was this my first time to see how this outreach helps our community, but it was my first time out in the field as a member of She’s Social. I was so excited when my supervisor picked me up; however, I became even more excited when I received my very own media pass.

There was a lot of people already at the meeting. My supervisor and I walked around and looked at the different organizations that impact 100 has helped-what was cool was that one of the organizations that won a past grant actually taught me life skills to help me become independent.   While we waited for the meeting to start my supervisor took pictures and then she interviewed some people. After the pictures and interviews were finished I was able to ask questions.

 

Since we still had a few minutes before the meeting we went through the buffet. We both got samples of all different kinds of goodies. Once we finished eating the meeting started, and it was nice to hear the opening speech and how this organization is helping so many people in the community.

 

When I got home I had another special surprise waiting for me: my new journalism bag! It was a fantastic day; and I can’t wait for the next adventure.

 

Blog soon,

 

Amanda Gene

My internship with She’s Social: Week 28/29: Finishing up my current project

Hi Blog world,

First, I want to apologize for not writing last week; I had some personal things that I needed to work on. Now that I’m back at work, I’m slowly getting done with writing down and charting all of our social media groups in order to find and locate on a digital form.

Next week, I will start to analyze the groups we are in, and then start moving thoughts groups to our Facebook Social Media page. I think this part of the assignment is going to be easy because I know hotkey that makes moving things quickly; this second part of this project will take some time, however this means that we are getting closer to our goal.

One minor thing I did this week was write a business letter to someone because she’s Social would love to attend an annual conference this summer. I’m excited because I’ve wanted to go to this conference for as long as I’ve heard about it.

I feel like I am getting closer to my dream of achieving some type of career goal for myself because I have decided to accept the proposed title for employment.

My internship with She’s Social: Week 24: Research and clerical skills

Hi Blog World,

The week after Thanksgiving has been a busy week. On Wednesday, I had to use my clerical skills by using Google calendar to schedule a few meetings for my supervisor; I liked learning how to use Google calendar because I’ve never done this before. It took me a few minutes to learn how to see what days were open for my supervisor, however once I got used to the format, I was able to complete the assignment without any problems.  This skill will help me in the future for when I have similar assignments; I’m going to learn more about how to schedule appointments when I have training this month. I’m eager to go through the training for this month, so I can learn more about clerical and writing skills that will help me become a better writer.

I had to do some basic research on some topics that are trending on social media. The one that caught my eye the most was about a young judge. I liked this assignment because it reminded me that you can do anything-no matter what goal you have for your life, you can achieve it if you work hard at it.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

My Internship with She’s Social: Week 22: Posting a concert video to Facebook

Hi Blog world,

This week was a short week for me because I took one personal day off and because of the holiday.  This week I worked on posting a Christian concert that would be going on this week.

I feel that I finally have a good technique for being able to post the videos and flyers quickly and effectively. I went onto our groups, and because I’m always looking and adding more groups to our page, I was able to decide which groups needed to be sent the video. I find it easier for me to write down the names of the groups rather than for me to search for them in the send to group page.

The first day of sending the video out when great, and I was happy with the progress I made. I had a plan of who else I needed to send the video to the next day. However on the second day, there was a technical problem with our Facebook page. I had to use a different account, and I was able to complete the assignment without any problems.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

 

My Internship with She’s Social: Week 21: Becoming more confident with social media: Facebook

Hi Blog world,

This week was a busy one to say the least. I’ve been working very hard learning how to manage our social media Facebook page more effectively; and I’m happy to say, despite some technical issues I’m getting more and more confident in my ability to post and to a wider audience.

My tasks for this week were to post a Christian concert that is going to be going on next week. This task was very easy for me to do since I now have some organization to it. I went into the groups and selected the groups that would be a great fit for this concert; then I went to the concert video and one by one sent that video to the group that I selected.  I find that keeping a notepad nearby and writing down who I sent it to is a very good way to keep track of the number of people I sent it to.  Once that task was fulfilled, I started to look for more groups to follow; and I’m happy to report I found a lot!

The second task didn’t turn out like I needed it too. I was supposed to send out reminders for the radio show that is going to be airing on Thursday; however Facebook sent me a message saying that there was a problem with posting. I had to email my supervisor, and the error is going to be fixed, and my schedule for the deadline for this task was adjusted.  In the meantime, I went back to posting the concert.

Even though I had a tough time with the second assignment I still had a great and productive week.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

My internship with She’s Social: Week 19: More Facebook

Hi Blog world,

This week, I got to work on my social media skills again; I am getting more comfortable using the new social media account page; this page makes it much easier for me to post our social media posts at once. I found out this week that you can forward messages to different groups all at once.  This helps with time management as I am busy with all different kinds of tasks for my internship. This week, I posted a flyer for a Christian concert that will be happening in November.

Another one of my tasks is to join groups that help us reach our mission of our magazine or the radio show.  It gives me an idea of what kinds of groups I should be joining to help me with my professional Facebook page.

I worked on writing down some ideas I had for my professional blog; I really want to take after my supervisors lead and have an active blog and Facebook page.  It’s going to take some time to get to the point that she’s at; however, I know I can get there.

This past Thursday, I got to listen to my supervisor’s Grown and Dating radio show; the topic was on Celibacy 101, and it was nice to hear other people’s opinions on the topic; it also gave me some insight of how a radio show is run.

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Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

 

 

 

My internship with She’s social: Week 17: more contacts

Hi Blog world,

This week was a busy one. I had to collect more magazine contacts; and boy, there were a lot of them! The hardest part for me was that some of the magazine contacts were not accessible to me on their website, or they did not have any contact information listed at all. Luckily, for me, there was a lot of contacts that needed to be collected.

When I first started looking at the list, I felt overwhelmed, however I persevered and I was able to get the list completed.

Besides, doing the contacts, I wrote a short bio for the “About me” section of our website. For me that was the most exciting part of my week. This is because I was able use my writing process skills. I first sat down and brained stormed what I wanted to tell the audience, then I wrote a short draft. After I wrote my first draft, I took a day and thought about what I wrote. I edited the bio, and was able to tell what I love to do to help make She’s Social shine as a company. 

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene