Here’s a little fact I haven’t really revealed on Broken Penguins before: I’m a do-gooder at heart. Once upon a time, I thought I would become a social worker so I could help make someone’s life just a little easier. But as luck would have it, I went into PR instead but still ended working in nonprofits.
I currently work at an organization which does amazing work in and around the realm of home health care. I also recently met up with an instructor at Seneca College in Toronto who is heading a new social media program.
If you’re looking to work and volunteer for a cause, having the skills to use social media professionally is extremely helpful. For those of you in the Toronto-area looking for a legitimate, recognized college program that will lead you into a social media specialist career — check out Seneca SoMe.
It’s a post-grad run by Seneca College and it’s the first accredited program of its kind. Yes, you really can get paid to be on Facebook and Twitter all day — but you better be damn good at it and this program can get you there.
You see, it’s not enough to want to “do good”. You have to do it well.
For those of you looking to hire a social media professional for a nonprofit, check out my article in NonprofitMarCommunity.