The Recap

As our final blog post signals an end to the semester, let us take the time to recap the lessons we’ve learned during our digital marketing journey. Before we added the ‘A’ to our familiar class hashtag, we were learning how to schedule posts on Hootsuite and taking digital exams that we thought were impossible to pass. There were posts ONCE a week that Dr. Ike assigned to us, and still didn’t always get done. We created meme’s, went live on apps like periscope, and created content calendars to organize the social lives many of us would not pursue, all to prepare us for our Digital Hub 1.0 presentations. That was the very assignment that not only taught all of us about ourselves, our potential for the future, and the job we may want, but opened our eyes to the dreams and skills of our classmates and ComSquad family. Because all of us were able to withstand the woes of the World Wide Web, we were able to earn our ‘A’ and become #ADDWSU.

This semester we’ve had to endure the most painful lesson of all: Dr. Ike’s horrible taste in snacks. Trying to figure out if spicy lollipops from Brazil are worse than the online training videos from Hubspot Academy, is something a Twitter Poll wont even be able to discover the truth of. (Positive to assume Chris would vote for the ‘snakes’.) That’s a big deal, especially considering how large of an impact Twitter Polls have had on our class. It is because of our 10 minute poll results, that we as a class decided to follow the path of Digital Hub 2.0 and not wander into the unknown of a Google class competition assignment.  Can you believe we’re finally here?!

Our final project does consist of a bunch of requirements and criteria, but that is no big deal to us. What is a big deal is what happens after we present. After the pizza, and the grades post on pilot, and we lose one of the best professors to grace WSU’s campus, some of our class graduates and enters what we’ve have been warned about for all of our lives, the Real World.

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Job Hunting: The Digi Hive

As usual, Dr. Ike did it for the culture and gave us gems to remember as we apply for jobs and begin our careers. Here are some important tips we discussed last class in the form of Beyonce Hits and Gifs:

Pretty Hurts (BEYONCE)- Avoid vague applications.

beyonce pretty hurts #addwsu Job Hunt the final blog

The best time spent in class is when it is spent dragging random and bogus job applications or our schools budget. It is important to remember that some applications may be a complete waste of your time. Be like the Queen and know what you want from a potential job, while still being aware that all that glitters is not gold. Sites that lack detail and mention very few examples of the work that is done, and sought for, are what you may want to avoid.

Why Don’t You Love Me (I AM…SASHA FIERCE)- Its OK to not hear back for a while.

beyonce why dont you love me #addwsu Job Hunt the final blog

Stressing over a job that hasn’t called you back after a few days is NBD. Depending on when you apply, where you application is in the pool, the amount of applicants they have left to contact, and the role of the job in question, you may not hear a response in a week or two like you want. If it helps, ask during your interview when you should expect a response or when it is appropriate for you to reach out. Chillax and stay productive. You could try applying for more jobs in the meantime or watch Beys concert footage on YouTube.

Sorry (Lemonade): Take a chance with some requirements.

beyonce sorry #addwsu Job Hunt the final blog

Remember Jackie from That 70’s Show? Mila Kunis was actually only 14 when she auditioned for the 18 year old role. She technically did not lie about her age, she just stated that she would be 18, never saying when. Yes, I did stretch before that reach, but you shouldn’t let some minor requirements stop you from applying for your dream jobs. Give or take a few years or months, if you believe you’re qualified enough, go for it. We cant let “job experience of 2 years” stop us of from attempting to take a role knowing we have 2 years of class experience. Sorry, I ain’t sorry.

Upgrade U (B’Day): Make everything sound better than it is.

beyonce upgrade you #addwsu Job Hunt the final blog

Speaking of breaking the rules, you might as well take it one step further and multiply your office size. According to Dr. Ike, you need to make everything sound better than it is. You can do that by quantifying everything. Play with your proportions and percentages and find a better way to say what you’ve accomplished. Saying 1 out of 4 is better than 25%. Also, saying you’ve tripled your clients followers is better than saying you’ve got them two more followers in addition to your self.

Best Thing I Never Had (4): Consider the company.

Beyonce Best thing i never had #addwsu Job Hunt the final blog

A job is more than a source of income. It literally becomes your life. When you’re interviewing for a job, you cannot forget that you are the prize. They need someone good, and you are digitally certified with website management skills and you have more experienced taste buds than your competitors. You have the power to feel out a company and make the decision on if you even want to work there. Ask questions about the atmosphere and the workload. See if it is what you want your life to be like. Make it clear that you can be the best thing they’ve never had (humbly). We’re millennials, work where you want to be.

Grown Woman (Single 2013): Weigh your options.

Beyonce Grown Woman #ADDWSU Job Hunt the final blog

Maybe most importantly, consider your options and maximize your shmoney! You don’t always have to take the first offer a job gives you. Keep in mind all of the options you have and figure out what offers the most potential for you. You could be lucky like Dr. Ike and have your offer raised, or you could be extremely salty if they move on to someone else. Lets just hope for the former of the two.

The greatest piece of advice we have heard from our professor semester after semester for the past 4 years, is one that can’t be put into a Beyonce gif. (Well, it can, but I’ll let him have his shine *Mentally inserts Shining-Beyonce Ft. Jay-Z & DJ Khaled gif*.) Unlike our schools budget, we don’t have to cut Dr. Ike off as a resource. He has made it clear that we can always come to him for questions, advice and recommendations. Be sure to stay apart of the DigiDoneWright LinkedIn group so we can all help each other. We have the education and the skills. We also have each other. To the Graduation class (Especially Pokemon Trainer Jeremy Tyson) CONGRATSSS and Good Luck on all of your future endeavors. Dr. Ike, continue to slay where ever you go and know we’ll drag any school that tries you. To everyone reading this, were almost done! OK class now lets get in Formation!

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Saying Goodbye

Now is the time we press out the final touches of our Digital Hub 2.0 (remembering our SWOT analysis and Video) as well as answer some questions:

 

1. Do you feel prepared to perform for the digital real world (no matter your desired profession)?

2. What is your favorite (A)DDWSU Memory?

3.Which was better Digital hub 1.0 or 2.0?

4. Anymore questions for Dr. Ike on our last week?

Bonus: What is Your Favorite Beyonce Song (any variation of ‘none’ gets automatic F in the class final grade)?

14 thoughts on “Job Hunting & Beyonce: The Final Blog

  • April 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm
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    1. Do you feel prepared to perform for the digital real world (no matter your desired profession)?
    Yes, I feel like Ike has given me ample preparation, but it is still a little nerve racking going out into the real world and getting your feet wet in that first out of college job.

    2. What is your favorite (A)DDWSU Memory?
    My favorite memory from the two classes is getting to know Ike more than I did in his PR class. The more classes I have had with Ike the more I appreciate him and what he has done and the knowledge he has given me.

    3.Which was better Digital hub 1.0 or 2.0?
    Well for my Digital Hub 1.0 I was one of two students in my class to not do a personal digital hub, so my experience was a little different. I really enjoyed the first one and working with a company aspect, but working as a group to create a company is also very cool. I would say that the 2.0 is my favorite of the two so far, but they were very similar for me so it is tough to say.

    4. Anymore questions for Dr. Ike on our last week?
    Did you apply for the OSU job?

    Bonus: What is Your Favorite Beyonce Song
    Honestly I don’t listen to Beyonce and don’t know any of her songs. That being said I pulled up Spotify so I will put the most popular song from there as my favorite, Halo.

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    • April 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm
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      Hey Mate!
      I too am extremely nervous about the ‘real work’. It’s a different game when you are responsible for peoples businesses and futures and not just your class grade. You can do it though!!! I think WE can agree that the DH2.0 is ARRRRRGHright (I promise no more Sea Jokes after this semester). Halo is a BEAUTIFUL choice!!! All Jokes aside I think we can agree that we were lucky to experience an education unlike any other! Thanks for reading and responding and Stanning Bey, Cam!

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  • April 10, 2017 at 3:53 am
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    Message to Dr. Ike: I got a point deduction for linking to my Twitter. I volunteer Jasmine as tribute for a point deduction for writing a Beyonce advertisement disguised as a blog.

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    Yesssssss, Jasmine!!! Pull through!!!! This blog is imaginative, creative, unique, and amazing!!! It’s so good that I should google your name to make sure you’re not copying your own Dayton Daily News articles and using them for class. If you would do that, I’d tell!!! These two semesters of social media classes have been fun. Dragging the school has become a pastime, and dinging Ike on every shady comment made has brought a lot of joy. Dr. Ike will be missed, and it sucks for the incoming students who will never get to experience the classes in their original forms with the OG John Smith. However, I’m glad Dr. Ike is moving on from the debt bucket. You wouldn’t want Beyonce to stay in Destiny’s Child if the group was flopping, would you? Nope. Did I just refer to Dr. Ike as Beyonce. Yup. Dr.Ike/Beyonce has his solo career ahead of him. All he has to do is ask, “You ready?” and we all know what happens after that. Success. Thank you for the shout-out!!!

    I’m not sure if I’m prepared. I can get a hit tweet (Mariah says hi), but there’s so much more to the digital world than stan Twitter where I reside. My favorite memories are the talks with Dr. Ike we had after class in the first social media class. Also, the live stream night was fun! Digital Hub 1.0>>>>>2.0. I like the concept of 2.0, though. It’s kinda hard to pick a favorite Beyonce song because I secretly stan her 2011 and back. My go to jam would be “Party.” But, I love Destiny’s Child, so I also select “Bug-a-boo,” “Girl,” and “Independent Women, Pt. 1.”

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    • April 10, 2017 at 1:08 pm
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      Indriect Message to Dr. Ike Directly in response to PKMT Tyson: The last ad Bey was in, was when Pepsi knew what they were doing. Buzz off Jan.
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      You. So. REAL! Unfortunately you wont find much about me on Google, all the Ads were too distracting. Cash me on ATRL though! I agree that these past two classes (even these past two years) have been very fun. These were the only classes you and I were truly able to express our creativity and be not only encouraged but applauded. Memories like Man Hunt with oranges, having us run all around the campus late at night are the kinds I’ll never forget. The crazy part is that both “Bug-A-Boo” and “Independent Woman, Pt. 1″, were LITERALLY in this blog and got cut for “Grown Woman” and “Why Don’t You Love Me” *Inserts unison “We’re all In this Together” Gif*

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  • April 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm
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    1. Do you feel prepared to perform for the digital real world (no matter your desired profession)?

    I’ve come to accept the fact that very rarely do I feel fully prepared in life, but I’ve done pretty good so far, so I think I’m going to just keep on the way that I have been and do the best that I can, because at the end of the day, that’s all anyone can ever really do, isn’t it?

    2. What is your favorite (A)DDWSU Memory?

    Well, I know what isn’t mine (not directed at anyone in this class), but I think being able to really learn a lot more about branding and finding skills that I can definitely utilize in future careers.

    3.Which was better Digital hub 1.0 or 2.0?

    1.0 because it was way easier.

    4. Anymore questions for Dr. Ike on our last week?

    Are you going to miss us? ;D

    Bonus: What is Your Favorite Beyonce Song (any variation of ‘none’ gets automatic F in the class final grade)?

    I don’t really listen to Beyonce that often, so I don’t have one!

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    • April 12, 2017 at 11:42 pm
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      Hey Serenity, Yes! My family always says: “If you only wait to make a move until you’re ready, you’re never going to make that move”. All you can do is keep pushing, and staying passionate about what you do. Also, Tisk Tisk, I need you to get in formation ma’am.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 12:16 am
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    1. Coming into this class, I didn’t feel as prepared as I probably should have, but now I feel much more prepared to go out and apply myself in the Digital World!

    2. Favorite Memory…. jeez, it’s tough to pick out just one from so many… But… I’d have to say it’s that feeling when you finish presenting your digital hub, and that timer-screen on Russ’s tablet in the back of the room that looks like a bomb finally reads zero, but you haven’t exploded and you’re all done. You can breathe easy again. Aside from that, hanging out with everybody each and every time we had class. We all better stay in touch!!

    3. Personally, I have liked to Digital Hub 1.0 better so far, but that could be subject to change once my group and I get the final touches on our project in the next week or so. That first digital hub looking back on it was the cause of a lot of misplaced stress. I think it’d actually be interesting to try repeating that assignment.

    4. Ike, are there any albums we haven’t talked about that have come out in the last 12 months that you’d recommend? I’m in desperate need for some new music!

    Bonus: I will always be that guy who’s fist-pumping so hard to “Single Ladies (Put a ring on it)” in any club, anytime, anywhere…. Love that song!

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    • April 12, 2017 at 11:44 pm
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      Excellent choice mate!!!! That’s a classic and quite possibly to beginning to her Reign as Queen Bey!

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  • April 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm
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    Wow! What an amazing job on this blog Jasmine!

    First, I believe that my current digital skills will be more than proficient in any entry level position. But, who’s to say what I’ll be tasked with in the start of my professional career. Hopefully, the real world is ready to help guide me along the way to success.
    My favorite ADDWSU was trying to gag down those terrible excuse for suckers Ike brought to class. I mean those were so God awful! And my favorite DDWSU memory was eating Jasmine’s orange that was supposed to be hidden!
    I would say 1.0 because I much prefer individual projects over group work, no offense to my awesome team.
    Yes, we need more job hunting info!!!!
    Finally, my favorite Beyonce song is a throwback to Destiny Child’s Cater 2 U. Both my sister and I loved that song back in the day!

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    • April 12, 2017 at 11:48 pm
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      Awww! Thanks Cam!
      I feel like there are some skills that we can only learn once were apart of a company and in their chair. I agree, we’re more than prepared for what these jobs for ask on paper, but lets see how we implement when we’re on payroll! You’ll be just fine Cam! Also I will never forgive you guys for that, however I kind of forgive you because I know who I can call as my Kelly and ‘Chelle on karaoke night! Great Choice!

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  • April 11, 2017 at 10:36 pm
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    1.Do you feel prepared to perform for the digital real world (no matter your desired profession)?
    I have crippling low confidence in my abilities but I think I might be fine.
    2. What is your favorite (A)DDWSU Memory?
    I tried really hard to think of one monumental thing but I cant and now Im mad. So I am going to say my favorite memory is just hanging out with everyone and getting to know them better.
    3.Which was better Digital hub 1.0 or 2.0?
    I hated the first one just because I wasnt entirely clear on what I needed to do or what it would look like in the end.
    4. Anymore questions for Dr. Ike on our last week?
    I have several questions for him but I will save them for another time.
    Bonus: What is Your Favorite Beyonce Song (any variation of ‘none’ gets automatic F in the class final grade)?
    I am obsessed with Shining right now.

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    • April 12, 2017 at 11:52 pm
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      You will be amazing Danielle!!! If you love Shining then I know you wont let nothing ‘slow you down’! I see what you mean about DH 1.0. It was devastating because you THOUGHT you knew what you wanted to do, then getting it all on paper could sometimes look impossible. But that feeling after you gather everything and present, priceless!

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  • April 11, 2017 at 11:41 pm
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    1. Do you feel prepared to perform for the digital real world (no matter your desired profession)?
    I think that I will be able utilize the digital skills that I leaned at wright state in my desired profession. Journalism is quickly evolving into a digitally dominated feild and you can see that with the type of content that is being generated. Having these skills will definitely set me apart from my fellow up and coming journalist.

    2. What is your favorite (A)DDWSU Memory?
    I can’t really pinpoint a particular memory, I am going to miss all of Cameron’s shenanigans.
    3.Which was better Digital hub 1.0 or 2.0?
    Digital 1.0 for sure.
    4. Anymore questions for Dr. Ike on our last week?
    Will you be my roommate?

    Bonus: What is Your Favorite Beyonce Song (any variation of ‘none’ gets automatic F in the class final grade)?
    Beyoncé is lame

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    • April 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm
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      Hasannnn I included 6 songs in this blog. Although I could have easily quizzed you on the history of your love for Bey, I would have been satisfied with anything. Even ‘At Last’ Bey. All jokes aside, I agree that we’re more advanced than our peers in a sense of understanding, rationalizing, adapting, and thinking out side of the box. Stay in contact with our professors, and stay curious! Good Luck!

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