My love for my alma mater runs deep. There is plenty of blue and gold WVU attire in my wardrobe, when a fellow Mountaineer achieves success, I swell with pride, and my husband and I still sing the unofficial school song, Country Roads, to our children as a lullaby–sorry, it was one off the few songs we BOTH knew every word.
Years after graduating from WVU, I have always felt that so many of the really wonderful things in my life were a result from attending my beloved university. So when I was asked to speak at a Pioneer Session about my experiences as a vlogger, blogger, and TV segment gal, I jumped at the chance. First I checked to make sure that I didn’t have anymore outstanding parking tickets from my glory days and then I got down to work.
So what is a Pioneer Session, you may ask? Well lucky for you, I can tell you! Pioneer Sessions at WVU are a way to celebrate alumni who are considered pioneers in their areas of expertise and careers, and a way to connect current students and alumni to facilitate learning and networking. Students and alumi can attend the sessions or watch the session streamed live.
What could I– a little older and wiser Mountaineer–offer to a generation of college students embarking on their futures. Mainly I told them to drink more water, wear sunscreen and NEVER LEAVE college, but then I shared the story of my career, how to use their social media as a powerful tool in connecting with others and landing a job, and the importance of developing their own brand.
To watch my Pioneer Session, click right here!