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Carmen Shirkey Collins

Social Media Manager

Talent Brand and Enablement Team, HR

Carmen is the senior social media manager for Cisco’s Talent Brand team and the WeAreCisco social channels. Her job at Cisco is to create personal connections to the great employees we have and the cool projects they work on, so that prospective talent will choose Cisco as the place to bring their top-notch skills.

As a professional social media enthusiast, she thinks she "has one of the greatest jobs on the planet" – and has been doing this since before “social media” was even a term in the lexicon. Over her social media career, she has helped several Fortune 500 companies engage with their audience through great content and building relationships.

Outside of her work at Cisco, she’s a world traveler and a published author (find her on Amazon) with another book underway, and finds that kittens and bacon rule the Internet. :)

Articles

November 23, 2015

LIFE AT CISCO

Employees Give Cisco Cats a “Paw Up” In Life

Everyone knows that cats rule the Internet. Since Cisco’s focus is the Internet of Everything, it would make sense that when they are abandoned or lose their homes, cats...

November 16, 2015

LIFE AT CISCO

Delivering Awesome, Inspired by Graffiti Art

  “Delivering Awesome” might mean different things to different people. For the team delivering a workspace reboot, it...

November 5, 2015

LIFE AT CISCO

Cisco Employees Blab About the Cisco Life

Cisco employees know all about working at Cisco, the fun we have while we work and the cool things we do. But sometimes they just want to tell other people about it. So the team that brings you @WeAreCisco on Twitter and Instagram and @CiscoUniversity on Twitter (among other social media channels) just had our #FirstBlab […]

October 26, 2015

LIFE AT CISCO

Employees Bring Cisco Tech to Late Night on Jimmy Kimmel Live

It’s Oscar’s night. Your technology is getting ready to debut in less than three minutes on Jimmy Kimmel Live (emphasis on the “live” part). You’re not sure if the...

October 13, 2015

LIFE AT CISCO

Why is Cisco One of the Most inDEMAND Employers?

You like us! You really, really like us! Cisco has been named one of LinkedIn's Most inDEMAND Employers in...

October 8, 2015

LIFE AT CISCO

Cisco Mom and Son Bring IoE and Entrepreneurship to Kids Everywhere

Sometimes, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. That’s the case with 8-year-old Omkar Govil-Nair, whose mom, Shubha Govil, is a senior manager of products for the Cisco...

October 5, 2015

LIFE AT CISCO

Play. Blow Your Mind. Repeat. #ThisIsSTEAM

High-tech games. Creation zones – where you can create to your heart’s content – aerialists, food (of course) and . . . a dunk booth with fire?! These are all things you’ll find at STEAM Carnival, November 6-8 in San Francisco at AT&T Park. You’ll also find Cisco there, as a key sponsor (along with Cartoon Network!) […]

October 1, 2015

LIFE AT CISCO

8 Career Tips From Cisco’s Awesome Women In Technology

Cisco employees, who also happen to be women technologists, are gearing up to attend/speak/participate in the Grace Hopper...