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EPISODE SLICE #61: Using Your Travels & Social Media to Create a Positive Online Persona

Kayla Patterson, Go Media Coordinator at Go Abroad, is on the show today! Instead of talking about her own travel experiences, she talks about how YOU can use YOUR own travel experiences and new media to land an internship or job. She gives some great tips for using social media effectively, so you’ll want to listen closely for this one!

Here’s what we discuss:

  • Her definition of new media
  • Why having an understanding of new media and social media is important for getting hired
  • The importance of showing a positive online persona across different new media platforms
  • Dos and don’ts for maintaining a positive persona
  • How sharing other people’s content is a great way to begin networking
  • Tips for beginning to learn how to use different platforms
  • Top tips for creating a LinkedIn profile that stands out
  • Ways to combine your travel experience with new media to establish your own personal brand
  • Her site,, and what it’s all about!

… and so much more!

Additional sites mentioned
Social Media Examiner

Wanna learn a little more about how Kayla entered the world of social media and how she thinks travel and social media go hand in hand? Check out this post.

Special thanks to Kayla Patterson!

Kayla Patterson

Kayla Patterson

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  • Kayla Patterson

    Thanks so much Alexa! I truly enjoyed chatting with you, and loved watching the show!

    • Alexa Hart

      It was a pleasure! I love interviewing such interesting people who have great advice :)

  • Sarah McNitt

    Great interview! This advice is in no way limited to international education and should probably be shared with all college students, whether they study abroad or not!

    • Alexa Hart

      Right you are! The advice can be for pretty much anyone!

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  • HootCampus

    Great questions and super informative answers! I wish there was more content on social media in higher education and travel but I guess that’s why we have social media super heroes like Kayla Patterson to pave the way!

    • Alexa Hart

      Here here! She is doing a great job paving :)