Memeology?

If only Wumbology was real and we could study all things wumbo.

Spongebob memes are probably my all time favorite memes — the images from this show (considering there are so many hilarious and ridiculous facial expressions and body contortions) perfectly complement the text in certain memes.

One meme I feel almost everyone can relate to is:

For me personally, the idea of interviewing skyrockets my anxiety and I can’t concentrate on anything else other than the interview. I also tend to shake and not speak properly when I’m nervous, so I have to add extra self-control when my interviewing. Long story short, I’m a nervous wreck. And during the times when I struggled with depression, bringing myself to interviews and trying not to hide my weak side was a true struggle. It’s completely understandable to feel this way when interviewing — after all, we’re putting ourselves out there and trying to highlight the best part of ourselves, which can be hard when they’re not so obvious to us.

Another meme that is more light-hearted (not really):

Sometimes it’s incredibly hard to find the reasons why we want to work for a specific company other than we want to make money and/or need to fill that extra spot on our resume. I’ve seen this meme shared and liked by thousands of Facebook users, so it’s safe to say that many people feel this lack of connection between their passions and the position they’re interviewing for.

For such serious matters, it’s important to joke around and lighten the atmosphere. Memes like these may add confidence and encouragement to those who are struggling.

How to Promote This Blog via Social Media

Interview prepping isn’t the most snazzy topic for students our age, so reaching my targeted audience is much more difficult than anticipated. In order to gather as many readers as possible, I need to not only promote the blog but also make sure they continue reading.

One main site I recommend is Facebook. Posting this link into your university’s class of 20xx groups, sharing it on various school-related events will reach out to a population that is more interested in developing professional skills. These Facebook groups tend to have thousands of students, so this one post will have at least half of the students viewing this link.

What better way to show prospective employers and your connections your interest in the development of important skills than to post it on your LinkedIn? In this case, you would receive generally positive reactions from your connections. It’s a win-win situation for both the reader and my blog.

The sites I don’t recommend would be Instagram and Twitter. If I were to create graphic design IG posts in the future, then IG is a viable option. However, I would need a much larger following for that to happen. I also don’t see Twitter as a proper place to promote my blog in particular, due to its specific nature.

The Harsh Reality.

When we’re children, we’re told we can become anything we want to, as long as we try our best.

When we’re teenagers in high school, we’re told to treasure our youth, because adulthood is only a few steps away.

When we’re in college, we’re told we need to stand out from the crowd, so we can be acknowledged, seen, and respected.

But, if thousands of college students are being told that they need to stand out, aren’t we just a part of the crowd? What will we need to do in order to be unique, to be apart from those who are already doing so? How do we achieve your goals when trying our best just doesn’t cut it, and how do we balance this transition from being kids to… adults?

Our lives as college students are incredibly difficult because we are not only juggling between school, work, personal life, and social life but also finding our places in the world and where we belong. The last thing we want to think about is jobs because they signify a journey from the classroom to an office. And as humans living in this fast-paced, digital world, instant gratification is what we want. Oftentimes, the goal is in our mind and not the path to getting there.

The journey is incredibly important, however, and cannot be looked over. I hope that I can guide my peers through this journey with the advice that I have from my experiences and the experiences I hear from others as well.