Social Media

Taking Care of Business

October 16, 2015

Once upon a time I started a blog and then didn’t update it for a month. Whoops! Last month I started a new job as the social media specialist for Memorial Hermann Health System. I thought I knew what busy was; I was wrong. Ha!

Memorial Hermann Marketing employee badge

Hey, I got a decent badge picture!

Since I am new to healthcare, I got to spend quite a bit of time my first couple weeks touring our different hospitals. Anyone who knows me well will find it amusing that I am working for a hospital system, as I can’t even stand the sight of blood on TV, even when I tell myself it isn’t real.

On a couple of my hospital tours, I got to bunny suit-up and tour operating rooms. I didn’t even pass out!

Hospital bunny suit

Pretty cute, right?

On my visit to our Texas Medical Center campus, I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of our Life Flight helicopters.

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A couple weeks after I started work, it was my birthday (whoo). My team still didn’t know me that well, but they knew I like cheese. (I might be part mouse.) So for my birthday I got an entire bag of cheese! There was even a Texas shaped co-jack! How amazing is that?

Variety of cheeses

Today completes my sixth week at work, and I am absolutely loving it. Social media is constantly evolving, and I get the opportunity to evolve with it. I registered for SXSW today! (AHH!) I love, love, love working in social media and will talk it to death with anyone willing to listen. I’ve even started consulting a little on the side. As a professional writing and English double major in college, people constantly asked me what the heck I would do with those degrees “in the real world.” So here I am, “in the real world” getting to spend my days writing, and someone even pays me for it. 😉

So if you’re reading this and you’re a Liberal Arts major having to defend what you study, don’t let them get you down. In a time where “content is king,” there has to be someone to generate that content. Companies need you.

Okay, I’m getting off my soapbox now. Thanks for hanging out while I was away. I promise it won’t be another month before I post again.

-Carolyn-

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3 Comments

  • Reply Miranda October 20, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I can totally related to working in the medical field and hating the site of blood, even fake blood on TV! In my first job out of college, I wrote for a monthly newspaper in Oklahoma. One of my responsibilities was writing a feature article for a local hospital, usually highlighting a new service or new doctor. One month, I was asked to write about a new splint used to close a patient’s chest after open heart surgery. The tour included a demo on cadavers, and I thought for sure I would be way too squeamish to survive it. Instead, I was totally fascinated by the splint and completely forgot my surroundings.

    Always fun when you can surprise yourself, right? 🙂

    Miranda

    • Reply Carolyn October 21, 2015 at 2:20 am

      Yes! I just hope I feel the same way the first time I have to go into a major operation!

  • Reply Lacey July 24, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Really cute outfit! I've had to stop myself from seeing Harry Potter again because I would most definitely be the one pointing out everything that isn't the sa/neexplainimg the fine details that were left out. It's better that I don't put the other theater goers through that, you know?Though I mean if I heard you doing it, I would have definitely joined in. Maybe some people appreciated it? 🙂

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