85th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History
Landscapes of War and Peace
April 5 - 8, 2018, Louisville, Kentucky
The roundtable will have three individuals who prominently feature on various social media outlets. Professor Kurt Hackemer currently manages the Society for Military History's website as its webmaster and adds graduate student profiles on the SMH's website. He will speak to some of the Society's resources online, and trends he's noticed through time with regards to online development and academia. Dr. Jacqueline Whitt will address the role of Facebook in today's professional atmosphere. Finally, Angela Riotto will speak about Twitter's fluid nature and how best utilize the platform. The panel will also consider other social media platforms and forms of communications like LinkedIn, Reddit, emails, and personal websites.
Graduate students must use every tool available to them to give themselves every advantage while preparing for life after graduate school. Learning the myriad opportunities available to them on social media is one way graduate students can differentiate themselves. Graduate students effectively engaging online can advance themselves in unique ways in today's increasingly crowded public and academia arenas. This graduate student roundtable proposal will help graduate students take those first steps, or enhance their next ones.