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Tech Corner: EACE Social Media Member of the Month

EACE Social Media Member of the Month

EACE Blog contribution by Gerald Tang, Associate Director of Undergraduate Career Development, Columbia University’s Center for Career Education

The EACE Tech Committee is pleased to announce a new initiative to recognize active members of EACE on social media. Starting in January the committee will be kicking off our “social media member of the month” initiative.  Once a month we will recognize and send a little gift to someone who we’ve seen really contributing to the conversation online. Here’s what you can do to be recognized:

1. Joining a Twitter chat – this could be joining repeatedly or participating in first ever Twitter chat

2. Active on Twitter in other ways and/or using #EACE hashtag

3. Active on LinkedIn group

4. Active on Facebook with EACE page





Join us for #EACE Twitter Chats. It occurs every second Tuesday of the month!

What is a Twitter Chat?
A group of people who all tweet about the same topic at a designated time using a specific tag (#) called a hashtag that allows it to be followed on Twitter. Think of it as a virtual facilitated roundtable discussion on Twitter.

Want to just follow the conversation?
Go to and type in #EACE

New to Twitter?
Check out this EACE Twitter Guide and the recording of EACE’s Twitter 101 webinar.

Spring 2014 Twitter Chat Schedule:

January 14, 2014: Trends for 2014 (Storify)

February 11, 2014: Internship recruiting – What challenges do employers face & how can career services help.

March 11, 2014: Maintaining job search motivation in students

April 8, 2014: Working with special population.

May 13, 2014: Pre-EACE conference chat

Previous Twitter Chats:

July 23, 2013: Reneging job offers (Storify)

August 13, 2013: Promoting career services to new students (Storify)

September 10, 2013: Best practices in building relationships with employers (Storify)

October 8, 2013: Working with international students (Storify)

November 12, 2013: Tips on managing student workers (Storify)

December 10, 2013: Instagram, Why and How? (Storify)

Twitter 101 – Getting to Know the Basics (Click to access the recorded webinar)

Join us for this quick 30-minute webinar to gain an overview and understand the basics of Twitter. We will cover topics such as Twitter acronyms, etiquette and tips on how to construct your tweets. Also, we will share information on how to manage your twitter account effectively. Professionals with all level of Twitter experience are welcome to join.

Storify link:


Contact Shannon Kelly at or Megan Wolleben at with a subject line: “EACE Tech TuneUp,”  If you are a tech enthusiast, contact the chairs regarding opportunities for you to get involved with the technology committee.

Gerald Tang

Gerald Tang

Gerald Tang is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Career Development at Columbia University.  Gerald is a passionate career counselor with a strong interest in working with students to develop strategic career plans. His goal is to help students to identify their interests and values and gain essential skills in managing their careers throughout their lifetimes. Prior to joining CCE, Gerald worked with undergraduate engineering and design students at Wentworth Institute of Technology as a cooperative education advisor and with graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College School of Public Policy and Management as a career counselor. Gerald received his master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Human Development at SUNY Binghamton. He is an active member of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE). He is also certified in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator assessment tool.

Gerald is a Hong Kong native and worked at a government agency before transitioning to the US. He speaks fluent Cantonese and can write Chinese. He also grew up in a restaurant environment where he developed his passion for food and cooking.

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