Skillshare Class: Land an Internship Using Social Media

NY Creative Interns is proud to announce our very first class with Skillshare! Skillshare’s mission is to flip the notion of traditional education on its head and democratize learning. We love it. And we know that they don’t teach these skills in school so…

NYCi President Emily Miethner and Community Manager Marny Smith will be teaching Land An Internship Using Social Media on July 6th at 6:30 pm at the Wix Lounge (10 West 18th Street, NYC). Tickets are $10. Sign up here.

Class Description

Think your skills at Facebook stalking, refreshing Twitter streams or Googling yourself will lead you nowhere? Think again! Social media can be a great way to build online presence, educate yourself and discover new professional opportunities. Feeling overwhelmed? NY Creative Interns is here to help you get started on a social networking extravaganza that will lead you to the internship of your dreams.

Please note: Attendees should have a basic grasp of social media. Laptops/tablets/iPads strongly recommended.

Topics Covered

  • Twitter: searching for internships, which Twitter chats to participate in, hashtags and people to follow, networking via Twitter, writing a bio that sets you apart from the crowd.
  • Facebook: do’s and don’ts, privacy settings, cautionary tales.
  • Linkedin: pimping out your profile, keywords, the importance of groups, following companies, connecting with professionals in your field.
  • Blogging: which platforms to use, personal branding, tips and tricks, getting your name out there.

Class Overview

The bulk of the class will include loads of tips, tricks, and actionable steps you can take to accelerate your internship search. But of course, like at all our events, there will be time to mix and mingle with other attendees.


Emily Miethner is the Social Media Marketing Coordinator at Sterling Publishing. She has been teaching workshops on social media since she graduated from Hofstra in 2010. Most recently she helped to organize the first ever Columbia University Social Media Weekend where she was a “Social Media Doctor” and organized two panels about social media, one which she moderated.

Marny Smith is the Community Manager at NY Creative Interns and Customer Support Manager at Challenge Post. She recently organized a panel on Social Media and Job Hunting for the first ever Columbia University Social Media Weekend where she was also a “Social Media Doctor.”

Win a Free Ticket

We’re giving away 3 tickets to Land An Internship Using Social Media. Enter for a chance to win by commenting below with what you’d hope to learn as a result of taking the class. Do you want better blogging skills or to know what the heck a hashtag is? You ask, we’ll teach. We’ll pick 3 winners at random on Friday June 24th. Comment by June 23rd at 2pm EST to be entered.

Good luck!

About the Author

Marny Smith was the VP and Director of Community of FindSpark for 2.5 years. She is a FindSpark Advisor, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Diversity Advocate, and Employment Specialist connecting young adults with developmental disabilities with supportive employers. Interested in learning more about hiring individuals with disabilities? Feel free to reach out:

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