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Viberse

As somebody who is starting off in their career (how have I been graduated for a year already!!!) it is important to seize opportunities and gain a wide range of experience.

When somebody who I met through the WCIT asked if I wanted to do some work alongside her for a few of her clients, I jumped at the chance and I’m glad I did!

In the last couple of months I’ve been very quiet on this platform whilst a lot has been going on at my graduate scheme at Whitbread and whilst I’ve been setting up my company… Viberse.

Starting your own limited company can be a bit tricky to get your head round, and although Whitbread is my main occupation, I love how technology allows me to complete work for clients around my 9-5 job and social life, just to start adding a few more pennies into my house fund!

Viberse is a social media and email marketing consultancy company, I help to deliver relevant content to my client’s fan base with the aim of widening their online reach and interesting information to their subscribers.

I’ve learnt so much already and will continue to do so, this definitely shows the power of saying yes to every opportunity!

Viberse shameless plug… if you are needing help keeping track of your social media or need to strategise how to improve on your social footprint, feel free to contact me: Tasha@Viberse.com or go to the website: www.Viberse.com

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Age-Restricted Like and Stream Limits?

I was reading this article on the like and stream limit that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) want to implement to restriction to under 18’s. Although I agree that more needs to be done from a governance level towards the usage of social media; I personally feel that instead of putting in place limits such as, age limits, won’t that just mean more children lie about their age… leading to even greater consequences?

Before limitations are put in place, there needs to be a greater effort at educating children on how to use social media safely and securely, allowing them to flourish in technology, but with the emotional equipment to do so.

Take a look:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47933521

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Why I Changed My Name To Steve

Take a look at the inspirational Dame Stephanie Shirley who is a big part in the WCIT where I am a Journeyman.

https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/why-i-had-to-change-my-name-to-steve/p06yyqv1?playlist=older-and-wiser

It is unimaginable now that as a woman you wouldn’t be listened to just because of your name, but I know this was a very common thing and to some extent it still is today, not just with women and men but preconceptions when you read somebody’s name or CV before actually meeting them.

Unfortunately, it is still common for women to have to choose between a career and a family, often that is an individuals choice and increasingly more companies are willing to help with flexible hours etc. But there is still a choice to be made and that’s a lot of pressure on a woman’s mental health.

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UMass announces STEM fellowships

Take a look at how the University of Massachusetts is providing fellowships for graduate students from “historically underrepresented groups”… https://www.gazettenet.com/UMass-Amherst-creates-STEM-fellowship-for-underrepresented-groups-19453320

What are your thoughts?

I think this is great that a university is proactively trying to encourage diversity into STEM subjects, however, there needs to be careful considerations put into place to no be indirectly “offensive” and drive a wedge between the students who achieved the same thing but without the fellowship.