Share Paper: Assessing the Appropriateness of Social Media Use - Perceptions by Employers and Students

  1. Bharat Dash, Illinios State University, United States
  2. Klaus Schmidt, Illinois State University, United States
Thursday, April 16 3:20-3:40 PM S2

Abstract: Social media and social networking have transformed communication, education, and workforce development. Social media has grown to be a great resource to connect with friends and professionals alike. However, is there something in our virtual presence that one would not want a current or future employer to see? Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ allow a vast audience to get a glimpse of an individual’s life. The purpose of this study was to investigate university students' approach towards using social media and what impact a social media presence can have on future employment. Data was gathered through ...