Free pizza and pastries at the student dorm University Hall for a presentation from a psychology professor about society and violence in video games

Aaaaauugh somehow I am tired. I just had my fourth test in 7 days people. So let me talk about LinkedIn while complaining about my fatigue! It’s only 4PM.

Relearning LinkedIn

So I traded Facebook for LinkedIn during sophomore year. Here is why

  • practical, you can find jobs and have a way to connect with professional, business-minded people
  • very similar, nearly identical to Facebook in terms of design 
  • you can still friend your friends and teachers and coworkers

In the professional/post-college world, networking is something you do. In short you maintain communications with other adults even though you are not friends or in the same field or the same state. It is like maintaining a mutual buddy network where everyone’s strengths and career fields are used to help others. Wouldn’t it be nice to know a lawyer, a doctor, a travel agent, someone living in California, or someone with a PhD or who owns a business?

So I have been relearning LinkedIn. I used to go on, scroll through the feed, look at all the job-y things people were doing. Update my profile if necessary. Leave.

Per advice of John Sheehy at Career Services, I have rethought my strategy. You see, I am more introverted-especially for things like this. I just don’t have the inclination to virtually go up to people and go “Hey! Like your job!” “Hey! I think this is interesting and man I experienced it in Aruba and swam with dolphins!!!” It is just not me. No I did not swim with dolphins. Yet. I like water though.

Yes this is long. Don’t you like an immersive post every now and again?

But John has 40ish years of professional experience. He has managed hundreds of people once, and also was a cook, and managed inventory for a hotel’s kitchen…he told me he went up and down the command chain over his years.

So I figure no matter what, his advice to entice out my grrrrr extroverted self is good. So now I:

  • Like people’s new jobs or work anniversaries every week
  • Message current connections/friends about what they are doing
  • Message others about their job field
  • Comment on news and opinion posts and links shared

It still does not make sense. I would otherwise just talk when I really feel something should be said. But this is networking and this is LinkedIn! Maybe you think it is dull, but dull is typing in people’s phone numbers and emails constantly into your phone or computer and remembering to email them regularly. LinkedIn is a good compiler by comparison by FAR. I don’t want an extra 100 emails, photos, current resumes etc. I would burn my brain reading all of them every time I wanted to chat about recent happenings.

Be safe!

idemandpizza:

When you try to study but you understand nothing

One has to accept how the answer is achieved or else fail exactly the same way on the real-points test!

As it says……

dylanohcryin:

do u ever daydream about decorating ur first apartment bc i do

It is less decorating and more combating the tough tough tough roaches/palmetto bugs and cleaning things so that they might leave you alone. And cooking. And buying things when they run out or you forgot you needed them. This literally helped me realize why people like to live with spouses or roommates. Homes, stationary as they may be, need constant care. 

arielinpunk:

I’m doing homework on a Saturday night because my friends don’t love me. And my boyfriend has to man flirt for his frat.

Hah! See?? I am not the only one falling prey to the stone giants called tests. Well at least for me it is tests. It just is not one of those things you can do while trying to socialize with friends. And yes I saw the frats parade down the street to celebrate or something on the Green?

Tell your friends!

Please?! I like having more and more followers, like a company likes growing sales figures!

Also for some reason Admissions must not tell many of the new students about me…….grr…

Mandatory Stetson-related post: Life was seriously easier at Stetson when I was NOT A JUNIOR. So if you are a sophomore or freshman, please enjoy all that free time. It seriously left me this semester. Classes simply get harder-hence why I have not even been able to see extra stuff on campus or post for awhile. I am……taking a break……………….yeah

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2 minutes before sunrise sitting on top of the rock on the green, it was actually brighter at the time, but I wanted to get the pretty sky

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Yours truly in the Stetson student newspaper, The Reporter