anticheeky asked: Hello! So, I'm going into college next year and I want to go ahead and decide what my career will be so I can get the right classes (I put down a Psychology major, whoops). I'm debating between being a museum curator or working with social media like you (Both very different, I know!) ! If it's no trouble, I was wondering, what is your annual income, and how is the workload and the workload leading to it! Thank you so much!
Yay, college! However, I wouldn’t recommend “choosing your career” before you even get to college. What if you completely HATE your major after your first class? I’m serious - it happened to me. I tried so hard to stick it out (FOR TWO YEARS) but eventually I just switched majors and my specialization area. Take a few classes, if you still like it, proceed.
If you’re still insistant on one of those two, I would say you will probably get more out of an art history degree. There is no “degree” for social media; people in this field come from all backgrounds. My boss has his degree in art history! Social media is for those with knowledge in a lot of areas, and happen to have one common interest. And if you end up hating social media, you always have your degree and can move into the art world.
The world load for social media = constant job (yes, even on the weekends)
I am ALWAYS looking for things to tweet, tumble, facebook, instagram, vine, etc. Not only that, but at my company I deal a lot with the in-house styling, marketing and branding team, content creation, PR, event coordination, and just general running around picking up all the little odds & ends. You have to be very organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, creative, quick on your feet, and you must love social media… You have to love it so much you will spend roughly eight hours a day, five days doing it.
When I started college, “social media” wasn’t a career choice. I wouldn’t put your all my eggs in one basket if I were you because I think social and new media will evolve much, much further before you even get out of college. Train your mind to look forward, not just at what’s currently going on.