“How Technology Impacts the Pieces of Me,” presented by Tiffany Sellers, was the forum on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall. Crystal Sellers Battle, assistant professor of music, introduced Sellers as her sister. Tiffany Sellers, awake and enthusiastic, said she wanted to talk about social media and how it impacts society. She selected five student volunteers from the audience and asked campus trivia questions. After selecting a winner from these competitors, Sellers proceeded to interact with the audience further by hosting a game she called “Who Wants to Win a Million?” Sellers asked question about social media, which revealed that students do not know as much as they might think. Several students were selected to participate so that the game could continue, and the final contestant won a Bluffton t-shirt. This part of Sellers’s forum was highly interactive and received with interest.
The second part of Seller’s forum addressed the “12 Things You Should Know,” what students should know about how recruiters use social media websites. Sellers suggested that students never do any of the following on their social media websites: plagiarize, trash professors, constantly specify locations, bully, ignore University-specific policies, post emotionally, rely on privacy settings, act unprofessionally, post illegal activities, threaten with violence, post objectionable information from school networks, and post any confidential information. Her presentation was meant to prepare students for the professional world, so that it is easier for them to receive and maintain a job. In a world that is increasingly technological, Sellers’s forum presented relevant information for students who are mindful of future careers.