I used to work for a prestigious college in the Westchester area as Director of Digital and Social Media. While there, I was often invited by the heads of student organizations and other clubs to talk about what a career in social looked like and how students could properly use it: sort of like Social Media 101. It was great. Until Q+A time, when I heard the following, over and over:
“I’m studying political science, but there are no jobs, so I’m just going to do social media instead”
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“I’m studying biology, but it’s really difficult so I want to do social media instead. I do it everyday anyway and even manage my cousin’s pizzeria’s Facebook page. What’s so hard about it?”
Therein lies my fear: social media is becoming the next generation’s dead end job.
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