November 1, 2018 Career Series

Digital Footprints: How Social Media Can Affect Job Prospects

Baker Living Room, GU Politics Office, Healy G-18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Think the whole “future employers checking your social media accounts” thing is just an annoying urban legend? Think again. Research shows that one in three employers have rejected candidates based on something they found out about them online.

Join GU Politics on Thursday, November 1st from 7pm-8pm in the Baker Living Room for a workshop with Desiree Barnes, a former a communications and public engagement strategist to U.S President, Barack Obama. Prior to over a decade long tenure with the Obamas, Desiree studied sociology and economics at Fordham University in the Bronx. She began interning in the field-registering voters, conducting demographic research, and assisting the former First Lady. Working with major networks, new media and print publications, Desiree oversaw the media logistics of the 2008 and 2012 elections, inaugurations, as well as countless state visits and foreign summits on behalf of the First Family.

If you want to get a leg up and learn about the red flags on your social media channels, and reasons applications have been denied in the past to avoid those pitfalls in applying to internships and jobs, please join us for this informative session.


Baker Living Room, GU Politics Office, Healy G-18


Thursday, November 1st, 2018


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