#OHIOU Social Media Summit: The Beginner Track

By Mira Kuhar

The #OHIOU Social Media Summit is happening this Saturday the 21st from 11am-4pm in Walter 135 & 145! Interested in knowing more about the speakers? Here is the line up for the beginner’s track, and a little bit about them:

Matt Prince – 11:50-12:35 a.m.


Learning how to keep your social media sites professional/Personal brand on social media

Matt Prince is originally from Southern California where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. Prince has achieved many things in the realm of social media such as being named one of the top 40 professionals under 40 by OC Metro Magazine, worked as Senior Manager of Executive Communications Walt Disney Company as well as managed the first ever Social Media Command Center and online engagement program, and now manages brand integration and public relations for the Taco Bell Corporation in Irvine, California.

In addition, Prince is currently the Professional Adviser for the California State University, Fullerton chapter of PRSSA as well as President of the Orange County Chapter of PRSA. He frequently speaks around the country on topics of personal branding, social media and Millennial professional development. Follow him on Twitter at @Matt_Prince!

Rachel Csaszar- 12:40-1:25 p.m.

Csaszar - photo

Online resumes and portfolios

Rachel Csazar graduated from the E.W. Scripps School at Ohio University where she received a degree in public relations. During her time at OU, she was a four-year members of PRSSA and three-year member of ImPRessions where she served as the VP of Operations during her senior year.

For the last three years, Rachel has lived in Columbus where she works as the communication assistant for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in the office of Jack Hanna. Her work dabbles in everything from media relations, to event planning, to social media, and even philanthropy and fundraising. Follow her on Twitter at @RCsaszar!

Karen Riggs – 2:10-2:55 p.m.


Social Media Trends & Jargon

Karen Riggs, PhD, is a professor at OU and has been a faculty member since 2001. She received her doctorate in Mass Communication from Indiana University, a masters degree in Communication from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor of science degree in Journalism from Auburn University.

She is the coordinator of the Scripps College of Communication Social Media Certificate, a program that includes five courses she developed. She is also a professor in the school of Media Arts & Students, where she used to be the director as well as a founder of the OU GRID lab. She has also written two academic books on media and technology.

Connect with her on Twitter at @KarenRiggs, and join the 10k people who are already following her!

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