Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Karutaratne Takeaway Alex Mahon
Ms. Karutaratne spoke with concision and intrigue with each point that she outlined and detailed. What I got from Ms. Karutaratne was less about the actual things that she said and more in what she demonstrated. She was so proud of who she is, what she does, and how she got there. She also spoke in a way that genuinely made me think about what she said and what my own personal goals were instead of just speaking at me. Ms. Karutaratne's points about personal branding resonated with me the most strongly because it is something that we are constantly being told but she made it relevant. From the time I started to build an internet presence in high school my father constantly told me to be careful what I post saying "imagine whatever you are posting is on the front page of a newspaper, does it make you embarrassed or proud?". On Thursday Ms. Karutaratne explained the real weight of this question and why and how our internet presence can affect our lives positively or negatively.