Because of the way Social Media Week is set up this year, it can be tough to justify the expense of a campus pass if you are a recent post-grad with a laughable bank account balance. From one millennial to another, here are a few reasons why it’s worth it to shell out to come to SMW this year. It’s actually quite the steal for access to these amazing sessions and more.
Beyond LinkedIn: Using Niche Social Media Platforms in the Job Hunt
If you already have a job and aren’t living on your parent’s couch, you might not be a millennial. Jokes aside, landing your first “real job” is not an easy task, event if you did all the things you were told to- like go to a good school and get good grades. It takes a multi-lateral effort to get your foot in the door and this is a good place to start.
7×7 Mentor Session: Industry Leaders Share Career Advice on Getting Ahead
And when we do finally get that job, how can we make sure that we are staying on the right track? Through mentorship. All good millennials have a copy of Lean In and know we need a mentor who can help us talk through the difficult situations in that life throws us as well as how we want to move in our careers.
The New Frontier of (Un)Branded Content: A Screening and Discussion of Farmed and Dangerous, Hosted by Chipotle
With the unbelievable increase in connection through social media, how is it that we are still so disconnected with the sources of our food? I barely even buy groceries, and when I do I don’t have a good idea of where they are coming from and what the worker conditions were like. Though this web series is a humorous take on the idea of disconnection from our food, it is good that Chipotle is asking us think more critically about where our food is actually coming from.
Deanna Zandt is an activist, consultant and author living in Brooklyn. Her book, “Share this! How You Will Change the World through Social Networking,” gives insight into how your voice can become an important part of the global conversation about things that truly matter. She’s also been a long-time advisor to SMW. A strong believer in social justice and the importance of non-profit organizations, there is a lot for her to be excited about this Social Media Week!
Below, Deanna’s shares with us the 6 SMW events (and a couple of extras) that she is most looking forward to:
The Digital Street: Beyond Protest
This is a great opportunity to workshop a strategy with some incredibly bright folks working at the intersection of nonprofits, philanthropy and digital strategy.
If you run into Deanna at any of the events above, we are sure there will be plenty to discuss! Get your pass here for Social Media Week, and if you are an employee of a non-profit organization, you qualify for a chance to win a scholarship to SMW, powered by Nokia. Can’t wait to see you there!
Creating change and empowering organizations is hard work. And few can do it better than Nancy Lublin. A regular feature on the Nonprofit Times’ “Top 50 Power and Influence” list, Nancy has a reputation for making charity cool and sustainable. As a young professional, Nancy turned Dress for Success into an international success, working in 125 cities in 15 countries.
“Leadership doesn’t always come from the top or from a title or from age or even from experience. It comes from courage—and nobody has cornered the market on courage.”
Now, Nancy is setting her sights on empowering youth to make an impact. As CEO and Chief Old Person at DoSomething.org, she helps get more than 2.4 million teens involved with social and cause campaigns. DoSomething.org has become the largest organization focused on youth and social change, reaching out to tens of thousands of youths and help them rise up from adverse situations. Using the platform she created with DoSomething.org, she saw a void for text-based services for teens. Thus, the Crisis Text Line was born, helping youth with issues ranging from bullying to eating disorders and abuse.
Nancy is also the author of Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business and could be found in the columns of Fast Company for two years. In her spare time, she is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She was named as the Woman of the Year by the New York Women’s Commission and is considered one of the most successful non-profit leaders in the world. Nancy is a doer, making waves wherever she goes.
Join her and other mover and shakers at SMW NYC this February. Get your pass today here.