Social Media: The Professional World

Student First Name: 
Colleen
Student Last Name: 
Tan
Student Picture: 
Colleen Tan Business Honors Student
Project Picture: 
Colleen Tan Research Poster Preview
Expected Year of Graduation: 
2015
Department/Major: 
Business and Honors Program
Student Team Members: 
N/A
Mentor(s): 
Dr. Marilyn Liebrenz-Himes, Professor of Global Marketing
Other Team Members: 
N/A
Fun Fact About Yourself: 
Colleen Tan is a rising junior Honors student studying Business at the George Washington University. She is interested in web technology and information systems. Her hobbies include contemporary art and sightseeing.
Project Abstract: 

Colleen's project analyzes the growth and influence of social media in the professional world. Social media is web-based and mobile technologies used for communication and interaction. Its presence has grown in modern society to encompass not only entertainment, but also professionalism as well. Professional social media networks such as LinkedIn and Brazen Careerist have become powerful tools for network and career. In conjunction with major professional social media networks, other social media sites such as Facebook also provide work opportunities and professional endeavors to professionals. With close analyses, we can better utilize social media as a professional tool.