“Get your head out of that screen and experience the real world for once!”
I’m sure we’ve all heard this once or twice, maybe more. Personally, I’ve lost count. With that being said, I’ve always been an avid user of social media, so much so that friends, classmates and colleagues classified me as the ‘Social Media Guy’. With this label, I was eventually recommended for an internship at Facebook.
It is integral to note that I was a business student confused about his future and not knowing what career to choose. I was always told that you should enjoy the field you work in or else you’ll be miserable for the rest of your life. My question was simple. How can business be enjoyable?
My time at Facebook was very creative and energizing. I worked in a dynamic environment with young professionals like myself who communicated and collaborated efficiently. Not only did I enjoy it, but I LOVED it! Working all day with social media… this was a dream!
It was then, that I realized how much I thrived in such a creative environment, which opened my eyes and guided me onto this specific career path that’s ideal for me. A career in Social Media.
What I did not recognize was that this path was right in front of me all along. All I had to do was put the phone down (pun intended).
As a proud Millennial, I can say that we are in love with social media. Us millennials eat, live and breathe social media. Actually, we use social media before we eat, you know… to post photos of our food on Instagram!
I’ve realized that if I love social media so much why don’t I pursue a career in it?
Society has made it seem that using social media is a form of wasting time, so much so that I’ve never thought of the possibilities for a career in social media. Regardless to say, social media has endless possibilities and it’s actually safe to say that Social Media is the future for businesses, governments, entrepreneurs and organizations.
Since then, I’ve gained experiences in business management, marketing, sales and public relations from further internships and independent work that incorporated social media.
The moral of the story is to love what you do, and do what you love. Sooner or later a door will open and lead you to the right direction.