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Workshop to teach benefits of social media

Northern Michigan University students will get an opportunity to learn how to successfully utilize sites like Facebook and Twitter in hopes of setting themselves apart from the pack in any application process.

Personal Branding: How to Utilize Social Media to Get the Future You Want Skill Builder! is being put on by Tracy Pickering, a senior international studies major.

“We live in an extremely technological era, yet few students really take advantage of the opportunities this provides, especially when it comes to seeking employment or educational advancement opportunities,” Pickering said.

Students at the workshop can expect a primary focus on social media etiquette, what types of social media to utilize and how to take advantage of these online resources when applying for scholarships, jobs and graduate schools.

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“The sense of global interconnectedness that can be achieved from [social media], when used in the right setting,” Pickering said.

For those of you who will be attending the Skill Builder! It takes place at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 16 in the Back Room of the University Center.

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