To the Future Interns of NAU Social…

Reflections from Halie Rocco, NAU ‘19

I don’t know if you know QUITE what you’re getting yourself into but, I promise it will all be worth it.

This internship with NAU Social is so rewarding in many ways. Here are a few of my tips and tricks to making the most out of it.

1. Say yes as much as possible.

There will be times when you don’t feel like doing anything or you just want a lazy day and Maria will text in the group chat needing someone to work an event that day. SAY YES.

You will get to explore so much about NAU you didn’t even know was there. Did you know we have a Virtual Reality Lab on campus? Or how about a robotics building on campus? I learned all of these things and more because of NAU Social. Take these opportunities to learn about our beautiful campus and grow your social skills at the same time!

2. Ask a million questions

Don’t be afraid to ask away. If you don’t, you’ll be stuck doing an assignment that you’re probably doing wrong because you didn’t ask.

You will learn about so many different apps and platforms and things can get confusing but you have your peers and Maria and McKenzie to help you along the way.

3. Keep in mind you are representing a university

As much fun as running social platforms can be, it can be easy to forget just how many eyes are on you.

Each day, NAU gets THOUSANDS of people checking up on our social media. They are constantly judging you, making comments, and pointing out spelling errors.

Keep it tight and double check your work before posting. One good trick I learned is to save your pictures and videos and then go back and edit them before posting. It takes a little extra time but will save you a lot of hassle in the long run.

4. HAVE A BLAST

Use this time to show your style and flair on social media.

Try out new filters, add different fonts, or draw designs!

Keep up on social trends and try them out. This is your time to shine and show off your personality to a large audience.

5. DO YOUR BUFFERS

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