Category: About the Network

#HireMe: Maximize Your Digital Presence During Your Job Search

The student affairs job search season is in full swing! The typical cycle for hiring for many new professional positions happens in the spring, so this is a perfect time to start reflecting on what your digital presence says about you. Your digital presence…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 8)

Today, Pearson checks in with her take on the discussion.   Pearson calls Memphis, Tennessee home. She is a Program Coordinator for New Student & Family Programs at Florida State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Secondary English-Education (2013) and Master’s in Higher Education/Student Personnel…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 7)

A lot has already been written about tone policing.  If you are unfamiliar, start here.  In reading the blogs in this #SocialMediaSoWhite series so far, I am struck with the amount of effort it takes to consider ones digital identity when the color of…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 6)

For today’s blog, Crystal Lay weighs in on her experiences with social media.  Crystal is an Assistant Director of Residential Education at UC Berkeley.  Her life motto is God first, family second and career third.  She has been in residential life for 15+ years….

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 5)

Once again, I wanted to share thoughts on my white perspective of this issue: In thinking about Digital Leadership, there are some concepts I wanted to bring to light in order to dismantle the systems at work that keep white, privileged colleagues in their…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 4)

Before you begin, if you are new to this series, please read the introduction blog here. For today’s blog, Ashlee Roberts, the Assistant Director in the Office of Student Involvement at the University of Missouri-St. Louis weighs in on her experiences navigating social media:…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 3)

Once again, I want to share my thoughts on this conversation and provide you what I have been chewing on as a White, Cisgender, Heterosexual Man.  If you are new to this blog, you can start with this here: I think what has hit…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Part 2)

Dismantling Power and Privilege in Social Media Spaces In our first official post of our series (see introduction here), we’ve asked Rhett Burden to weigh in on this topic of Social Media spaces as a black professional. Rhett currently serves as an Assistant Director…

#SocialMediaSoWhite (Introduction)

Greetings!  As we explore this journey of Social Media and Digital Leadership, I was struck recently when I received an advertisement for a prominent Higher Education Social Media Conference.  There were 12 speakers at this online conference, and when I looked at the advertisement…

Being a Chick in Cyberspace

*A note from the author. I write this as a cisgender white woman. This post reflects some experiences and statistics of other female gender-identified users. I write this post in light of women’s history month, which in preparation got me thinking about the unique…