Social media is amazing. Because if it, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences that I usually wouldn’t have gotten the chance to be a part of. My favorite SM medium is Twitter- not only because it has hilarious people using it, but because it really gives you another opportunity of interaction that you may not get IRL (in real life ).
Because of Twitter, I have..
*Won DJ Hero for the Wii
*Won a Top Chef Cookbook
*Interviewed the editor of City Pages for a class assignment
*Been Retweeted by Boyz II Men
Okay, so the last one isn’t a huge deal (it was at the time though!) but social media has done wonders for me. I follow UST on Twitter and a couple weeks ago they posted that MPR was looking for input on students and their work habits. Being that I am a student worker, I replied to MPR and gave them some information on my work schedule over J-Term. A few days later, Tim Post with MPR got in contact with me and set up an interview. I had the opportunity to talk about the strain that my work habits puts on my school work sometimes, but it was great to let other’s know that most college students aren’t “lazy” like the stereotype sometimes describes.
Here’s the interview/story: Employed students’ workload puts studies at risk.
A lot of people I know heard the piece, which makes me happy not just because it boosts my ego (just kidding) but because I know that people will see how hard college students really do work, not only in school but outside too. Between clubs, jobs, keeping up with friends and 30 Rock episodes, its a tough life sometimes but we all know that it will soon (hopefully!) be worth it.