IMC Major Lands Internship Via Twitter

Colleen Wormsley '13 uses Twitter in the same way many others do: checking on friends, following celebrity gossip, and reading about personal interests. Colleen is interested in nonprofit marketing, and has various tweets sent to her Twitter page, including tweets from the organization Baking for Good. This group is an online bakery that donates 15 percent of its sales to the charity of the customer's choice.

When checking her Twitter account one day shortly after the beginning of the semester, Colleen saw that the organization was calling for a full-time marketing and sales director. While Colleen is not graduating for another couple years, she tweeted back asking if they could use an intern. She received a reply tweet stating “@ColleenWormsley not out of the question! pls email resume + paragraph abt your ideal oppty to emily [at] Thx!”

Colleen sent in the requested information and received an online internship for the semester. She said, “My internship story is just one example of how Twitter can be a useful tool when searching for internships. Many organizations post internship and job opportunities regularly on their Twitter accounts, so if there is a company or organization that you would love to work for, following them on Twitter could be your first step toward your dream job!”



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