IMG_2356Hi everyone, my name is Amanda and I currently live in Connecticut. One of the reasons I enjoy this program so much is that I get to do it at home in my pajama’s! It means I can snuggle with my two fur babies and still further my future. I love my two rescue pups, the little one is Luna and the big one is Buddy. When I decided to go back to school, I wanted to go into a field that would be growing so that I could learn and be ahead of the curve. When I started thinking about what was constantly changing and what kind of a field I wanted to go into, I found the Master’s in Social Media program at the University of Florida.

Since I have started this program of getting my Master’s degree in Social Media, I have worked my way into a new career path in social media! I am so excited to be translating what I am learning and what I continue to learn into my new job which will be starting in a week. First week of my third semester at the University of Florida and I am already translating my education into my job. I could not be more excited to continue on this path and learn more and continue to grow!

I am looking forward to learning more about ethics in relation to social media since there are so many things happening regarding the topic. I studied Broadcast Journalism as an undergrad, and am always amazed at the reporting that is done by eyewitnesses through their social media posts and while they do a great job sometimes, other times it can go horribly wrong. I am very interested in learning what is considered ethically wrong or right when it comes to social media since I feel that the growth of social media is happening so quickly that it is hard to keep up with everything that is happening. I think this field is so important for the future and that it is important for every company and every person to be aware of their social media presence.

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