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For A Day, LIU Students Expand Their Wings at Twitter

By: Brittney Alonzo, Managing Editor

PC: LIU Career Services

On Nov. 10, a selected group from LIU Post and Brooklyn came together for career day at the offices of Twitter Inc. in Chelsea, Manhattan.

The visit was hosted by Lejorne Leys, an LIU Post graduate who is currently a recruiter for Twitter. The event was put together by the LIU Employer and Alumni Engagement staff for students to gain insight and experience the atmosphere firsthand. On Twitter’s end, the student event is a way for their company to reach out to universities and persuade students to make Twitter their first choice to work, which they called #TwitterTakeover.

Upon arriving, arrival the group was guided up to the 7th floor where they were served lunch and were given “swag” such as stickers featuring the Twitter logo, Fisheye lenses, and fidget spinners. The group was also encouraged to tweet during the entire event using the personally created hashtag #LIUatTwitter.

A panel with Client Account Manager Shelby Clayton, Research Specialist Zachary Heinemann, and Client Partner Steward Cornelius was then convened for a short Q&A.

The Q&A allowed the group of students to ask questions about anything – including questions about Twitter’s ideal candidates, revenue expenditure, and personal experience.

One student kicked off the Q&A by asking what they would tell the college student version of themselves. “When thinking about your career, be open to other options because they can ultimately land you where you want to be. Also, be prepared for interviews as much as possible. I’ve had to learn some hard mistakes being unprepared so do the research ahead of time,” said shared Clayton.

PC: Eric Casarez

Cornelius also shared what he foresees happening to Twitter in the future and plans to increase the app’s usage. “We are trying to build a product that users want to use. The hashtag, DM, and @ symbol all came from Twitter and are things people now use on multiple social media platforms, son now we build on that and focus on other innovations that could be used too.”

The event wrapped up with a tour of the office, which included a dining area with a fresh supply of snacks and occupied by a full-time cooking staff. There were also shower and locker rooms, arcade areas and any number of side passageways.

 

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