Social Media and You

In the growing age of technology, social media has become a huge part of everyday life. Most, if not all, Truman State University departments have their own social media accounts for students to connect with. It is important to understand as students move on to their careers to learn proper social media etiquette to look favorable to potential employers.

Nina Theobald, Social Media Coordinator for the Career Center, said having a social media presence in today’s world is extremely important. She said it helps employers get an idea of who they are hiring and dealing with for 40 hours a week.

Theobald said expectations about social media change from employer to employer, and it can depend on what type of team they’re trying to put together and the company’s culture. She said it’s important to be cautious about what you post on social media because it can be found by anyone.

“Being careful is something you hear about time and time again from your parents, your teachers or any organization you join,” Theobald said. “We live in such a digital world that everything is recorded and everything is seen. I think our generation has really come into it on our own, and it’s something we just had to live with. It’s something you have to think twice about.”

For more, pick up a copy of The Index on Thursday, Aug. 30.