How does social media impact your studies?
Over the last decades, social media has shaped a different view of the world (with a special enfasis on students). It has slowly walked into everyone’s life and has totally changed our perceptions. But, as it has happened before every time something new was introduced into society, people have looked at this new form of entertainment rather suspicious and unsure of its validity.
This is the reason why social networks have been the subject of controversy and negative criticism. The have been often being classified as the worst thing that has ever happened to humanity. However, it is important to keep in mind that nothing is all-black or all-white, in life there are beautiful shades of gray too!
So, if we look at social networks from a functional perspective, we can even conclude that they can be beneficial for, for example, students. Yes, social media & students. These platforms help so much in the forming of connections that, understanding the basis of their use, students can take very good advantage of them. Remember, the more people you know, the better!
But how? Well, not only LinkedIn, but also apps like Twitter or Instagram allow you to establish relationships with people that are on the other side of the world. This is especially useful in regard to the professional career and the opportunity to land a job. Students can move around their area of knowledge to meet people from all around the globe with similar professional concerns, expanding their reach.
Just imagine how much knowledge you can gather just by exchanging your interests of your professional expertise with someone from India! We already know that living in a globalized world has a lot of advantages, and the use of social media definitely contributes to it.
What is more, this type of intercultural exchange could be done by travelling or studying abroad. But… we live in a pandemic. And for sure we owe a lot to social media since it helps us to meet and keep in touch with foreign people. For the good of your studies just do not forget that more than enough is too much. Do not excessively use social media and learn how you can take advantage of them regarding your career.