It was no easy task, but we’ve selected our 15 program participants for The Social Lights Community Manager Training Program. We’re excited to announce our Class of 2013!
They have degrees from 11 different colleges + universities:
Instagram – I always bring unique flare to the table and try to see the world differently, just as Instagram allows images to capture much more than what lies behind the lens.
Twitter because I love the fact that you’re compelled to be both clever and informative (if you so choose) in 140 characters or less. Short, sweet, and to the point – the way communication should be. Also, it’s my go-to for news and entertainment.
Pinterest personifies me because it is the mecca of ideas, information and creativity. Like Pinterest, I am full of ideas, creativity and hilarious pictures of cats. I am also very organized, just like the boards I keep on my Pinterest account.
Vine. I am able to create, entertain, network, and be myself. Vine allows me to tell compact stories. I only have 6-seconds to make a lasting impression.
Instagram. It allows me to capture the essence of a moment and share it with my friends. While I don’t have an overwhelming desire to annotate my entire life for the consumption of others, I do take great pleasure in marking and sharing the seminal moments with family and friends.
I love Twitter. I check it frequently and what I love most about this application is that I am able to follow people that inspire me and share what inspires me with others. I think it is a great way to connect with the globe and the potential it has for global change is uncanny.
We asked them to describe their personality + work ethic:
We asked them, “What interests you most about our program?
I am most interested in the opportunity to explore my talent and passion for social media on a deeper level. I believe that I am only scratching the surface of my potential.
Strengthening my social media skills and having the opportunity to challenge myself in a new career path where I am able to share my knowledge and creative juices with local companies.
It’s the first program of its kind and I recognize how valuable strong social media skills will be for my future communications career.
For the last year or so I have been looking for a social media program that would help me take my self-taught social media skills and bring them to a more professional level. I am interested in this specific program because of the real world experience that it offers and the fact that it is being offered by your company. I have followed your company for the last year when I was researching local social media companies and discovered that yours specializes in social media marketing and was started by two women entrepreneurs.
This program is important to me because I feel it will help sharpen my skills and broaden my experiences. As a goal-driven person, I am interested in activities that ultimately help achieve my most immediate goal, securing an entry-level position in the digital marketing industry.
The fact that it will equip me with the skills and confidence to land a highly coveted job in social media as well as the opportunity of combining online, in classroom, and in field training.