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Sacramento State Tweetup

This is isn’t your parents’ networking event. Since 2006, Twitter has taken the world by storm. Ballroom 3 in University Union on the campus of California State University, Sacramento was the site of the first-recorded Northern California colligate tweetup on Wednesday night.

Alejandro Reyes (@alejandroreyes), a local social media guru recently said, “Social media done right won’t take away from the live interaction, it should enhance it.” This was part of the idea behind organizing the Sacramento State Tweetup (@sacstatetweetup).

“I believe that using social media for college students is a great way for them to get hired and make themselves known to the business community,” said Blake Menezes (@blakemenezes), a Sac State student currently studying international business and marketing who was one of the co-organizers of the event.

Connectivity happens at a quicker and quicker pace these days.

“It was very refreshing to talk to the students and other businesses interested in connecting with them,” Sac State alum Rachael Lankford said. “(Students) are less anxious to promote themselves and more interested in connecting with community businesses and learning about their options.”

Lankford (@Sacramento365) is a managing calendar editor at sacramento365.com, an initiative of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“Working with fresh, young minds helps keep you on your toes,” she said. “It’s a great reminder that to stay in the game you have to be open to new ideas and methods of managing your business — and that these guys are often the ones to help make it happen.”

About 250 people mingled in small groups enjoying Broadacre Coffee (@broadacrecoffee) and entered to win gift cards from Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar (@scotts_seafood) over the two-hour event.

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