Author Archive | Josie Ahlquist

#Hired: Digital Reputation Advice for the Class of 2017

Congrats to the class of 2017! Whether you are graduating with your bachelor’s degree, receiving your masters or even a high school diploma – the job market has changed since you started your program and how you can leverage social tools for your career advancement. This is a good thing!  This is the third year I’ve written […]

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Digital Wellness Toolkit for College Students

Technology is part of our lives – every single day. College-aged students have been found to spend upwards to half of their day online. So, the digital leadership education programs I provide to students include skills for healthy technology use. Last year I wrote a post called Cultivating Digital Wellness Skills in College Students, which included […]

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Uploading or Ignoring Social Media “Stories”

Social media has always been a storytelling tool. From blogging to vlogging to live-streaming – all digital content worth sharing. However, in the last few years, stories have taken on a literal meaning on major social media platforms. These story features are found on Snapchat, Instagram, and now even Facebook. Snapchat first branded “stories” into their […]

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Being a Chick in Cyberspace

As the end of Women’s History Month approaches, I am excited to share a blog post I wrote earlier this month at The Digital Leadership Network. I am a founder of this group, which is A collaborative network of working educational professionals who have an invested interest and curiosity in social communication technologies, and their influence […]

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Values Based Digital Brand

A Values-Based Approach to Your Digital Brand

Does the idea of branding yourself feel uncomfortable? Not natural? Too pushy/arrogant? Let’s approaching digital branding and reputation from a refreshing perspective. One that is rooted in what already comes naturally to you: your core values. Those tangible and intangible things that are priceless. Work ethic, family, financial security, service to others, etc. These make up […]

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Publication Announcement! Going Digital in Student Leadership

Lisa Endersby and I are so excited to share that our co-edited publication, Going Digital in Student Leadership is released!! In addition to serving as the volume co-editor, I also authored one of the seven chapters. When we started this process in the spring of 2015, we had a vision for what this publication could be, […]

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#HigherEd Digital Life (2)

Recruiting Participants: #HigherEd Digital Life

In what ways do higher education professionals utilize and participate in digital communication tools? What leadership characteristics are shared by staff who participate in digital communication tools? These are the research questions my colleague, Dr. Brian Bourke at Murray State University and I are exploring in #HigherEd Digital Life. The link for the survey is bit.ly/HigherEdDigitalLife. […]

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The Ahlquist Top 10 of 2016

For the last three years, I have created a top 10 list featuring moments, highlights and announcements that made the year memorable. Click the years to check out those past posts from 2013, 2014 and 2015! So let me state this upfront. 2016 was not an easy year, not just for the Ahlquist’s, but what seemed to be for […]

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