As part of our Hour Community project, I volunteered my time on May 17th to speak to graduating students at the School of Advertising Art (SAA) in Kettering.
I spoke to students about ways they can leverage social media to make real human connections to expand their creativity and advance their careers. I explained that by building a reputation as a trusted source of creative problem solving, students can establish themselves as go-to experts. That means that when people have a problem in their area of expertise, that student becomes the first person they contact or advise others to contact.
I stressed to students that they’re capable of creating change through their actions, not only through their work, but through the connections they form and the organizations they choose to support. As highly trained designers in a field I know they’re all passionate about, I reminded students that they have a tremendous opportunity to use their talent and passion to create both
professionally and personally fulfilling lives.
The students were fun, full of energy, and fully engaged. SAA does an amazing job training design professionals, and I’m looking forward to seeing some of the work these students develop as their careers progress.
Thanks to everyone at SAA for your hospitality.