[caption id="attachment_33416" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Students can establish important professional connections via social media."]Students can establish important professional connections with social media.[/caption]

Social media already are ingrained in most college students’ personal lives, and now some college professors are using social media as a tool to help students create professional connections and build valuable workplace skills.

At Purdue University, Mihaela Vorvoreanu’s public relations students used social media to stay connected outside of class and to network with public relations professionals for outside learning experiences and for potential employment or internship opportunities.

Vorvoreanu, a professor of computer...

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