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My Personal Branding class is over, but my blog isn’t

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As some of you may be aware, this blog was started for my Personal Branding MBA class at the University of Nevada.  The purpose of the course was to to create a professional brand through social media (WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).

Now that the semester is over, that also means that this blog is no longer required.  However I LOVE blogging.  I’ve had a hard time juggling my personal bloggy and this professional blog, however I feel that this blog can help me develop myself professionally by forcing me to be aware of what I put online and how I advertise myself.

With that being said – my blog will continue.  I love this blog and I have connected with several people because of my professional online presence.

So to future employers – if you ever decide to google me, this is what you will find:

  • I was an Information Systems Major at the University of Nevada
  • I’m pursuing my MBA from UNR
  • I rock climb
  • I’m girly
  • I was in a sorority (KAPPA ALPHA THETA) and I am very proud of it
  • I love my family
  • I love my friends
  • I’m a very happy person

And if you dig deep enough you’ll find the juice:

  • I ran a half marathon when I was 13 years old
  • I was adopted
  • I have several siblings
  • I hate mushy food

So I am proud to say that my online presence is not unprofessional and accurately portrays the person I am.

2 responses »

  1. Nicely put, Ashley. And a nice synopsis of what you’re doing, who you are, and what you want the blog (and your other Soc-M activities) to accomplish.

    I was unavoidably unable to do much of anything online starting almost right after the end of the semester.

    And, a few people actually noticed; when I was able to reactivate my “social” life yesterday, I was surprised to find that my silly and all-over-the-map blog posts were missed!

    So, even though I have a ton of stuff with which to catch up, I feel I own it to them to keep blogging.

    Besides, like you, when a potential employer goes Googling for me (sounds kind’a kinky, doesn’t it?) he’ll find more than a post that’s seven year’s stale.

    Keep at it, kid!

    • Hey thank you Roger! And you have put so much work and effort into your blog I don’t think you should give it up any time soon at all! I think after the Branding class we all wanted a break (I just can’t take a break b/c I’m taking the summer school course).


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