How Do College Students Use the Top Online Communities? [Infographic]

The first social media sites to gain wide acceptance were used almost exclusively, not surprisingly, for social – meaning, personal – reasons.

As social media has matured, however, more of us are using online communities and social for job search and professional networking. LinkedIn is an obvious example, with huge growth focused on professional growth.

Beyond LinkedIn though, experienced careerists tout other social media as great resources to find jobs – and they’re right. Are college students and soon-to-be young professionals listening? Have they started using Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ to build their careers? The answer may surprise you.

This interesting infographic from Universum Communications, shows how college students currently use online communities for social and professional purposes. Check out the data… and then tell us: How does your use of social match up?


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