Sydney Pridgeon

Social Media Strategist
The University of California, Berkeley

Sydney Pridgeon serves as the Social Media Strategist for UC Berkeley's Division of Student Affairs. She manages a large group of interns who create content for UC Berkeley Life on Instagram and The UC Berkeley Official TikTok page. She also assists other UC Berkeley Student Affairs Departments (EX: Housing, Dining, Financial Aid, Recreation and Wellness) with their marketing strategies and online campaigns.

Sydney Pridgeon’s Session

12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m. PT — Tuesday, October 22, 2024

Panel: Recruit and Manage Student Content Creators with Limited Resources

Student content creators are incredibly important to most higher ed marketers’ social media programs. While the opportunities feel endless, they can sometimes be hindered by time and resources, especially for one-person social media teams. During this panel, you’ll hear from time- and resource-strapped marketers on how they’ve managed to support a growing student social media team to help expand their content efforts. 

Topics include:

  • Hiring, expected hours, and compensation best practices to consider depending on your available budget
  • Balancing mentorship with production output from your student workers 
  • Encouraging collaboration within your team of student content creators
  • Managing, communicating, and establishing a content creation flow to keep students motivated and engaged
  • Shared highlights and challenges that come along with establishing and growing a student content team
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