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How Students Should Use Social Media Wisely

Having a social media account can be fun and useful when you want to connect with your friends and other peers. It is a platform that is used to express yourself along with networking and interacting with your fellow followers. However, as college students, we need to know and learn how to wisely and properly use our social media. Although social media can be used as an outlet for expressing yourself, what you put out on the internet can affect your future career goals as well as deteriorate your character. Here are a few tips that can help college students understand how important it is to use their social media wisely.

  1. FOLLOW EDUCATED AND WISE PEOPLE SUCH AS YOURSELF

Who and what you follow on social media will determine the things that show up on your news feed. Following others who are involved in the same things that you are interested in brings positivity and other networking opportunities to your news feed. It is important to cater to a positive environment on social media and by doing so it can lead you to many great opportunities.

  1. KEEP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CLEAN

The content and choice of words that you use on your social media should be taken into consideration. Using inappropriate language and vulgar content can ruin your image. Being inappropriate will allow you to miss out on many opportunities that you may need in the future. 

  1. PROMOTE

Promoting yourself on social media is very important especially when you are looking for internships and job opportunities that you may need in the future. Posting your interest and your work could be advantageous for you if the right individual sees it.

  1. BEING YOURSELF

It is important to use social media as a way to explain and show your personality. Your personality can be unique and stand out to certain networks. 

  1. KEEP THE NEGATIVITY AND COMPLAINTS OFF OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA

Being aware of what you say on social media is extremely important. Watch who you make your complaints to because this can affect future job opportunities with companies that you may be interested in.

Hopefully these five tips will help you. Although social media is a platform where we can connect and interact with our peers, it can also be used as a networking tool which is why as college students we should be cautious and careful about the things that we say and do on the internet.

Kyla Washington
Kyla Washington is a Senior from Chicago, Illinois majoring in Mass Communications/Broadcasting. She will be a contributor to The Campus Chronicle for the 2021-2022 school year.

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