Enactus United States Hosts First Twitter Chat

Posted on March 26, 2013 08:49 am CDT

Springfield, Mo. - Enactus United States hosted their very first Twitter chat on Monday, March 18th at 8:00PM CDT.  The chat focused on career preparation as we near our United States regional competitions and national exposition.  The chat, dubbed #EnactusChat, provided an interactive platform for our partners to share their career advice to students in real-time, allowing for a lively discussion around relevant topics.

“This is just one of the ways we’re connecting with our members using social media,” says Kirk Baumann, Vice President, Enactus Career Services.  “Students and recruiters are already using platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to connect – we’re simply helping facilitate the conversation, providing an added value to our network.  It’s really exciting to bring this chat to life.”

The one hour chat helped answer career-related questions submitted by Enactus United States students.  Each employer had the chance to provide their insight, helping prepare the students for their careers after college.  Enactus United States (@Enactus_USA) hosted the chat, with Kirk Baumann (@kbaumann) serving as the moderator.  

Enactus partners such as Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Avis Budget Group, ConAgra Foods, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Johnson & Johnson,  Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Robert Half International, Sam’s Club,  The Clorox Company, The Hershey Company, The Home Depot,  The Kellogg Company,  The Schwan Food Company, Unilever, Walgreens and Walmart provided representatives to participate  in the special chat.  All partner companies listed also have jobs posted on the Enactus United States Career Marketplace, made possible by The Clorox Company.

The next #EnactusChat will be held on April 4th at 8:00PM CDT. 

We had nearly 700 tweets within the one-hour chat - here’s a snapshot of the first #EnactusChat:

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