Are you interested in investigating how your peers and others use social media to improve connections and communications between institutions and individuals, and how colleges can use social media to find their alumni and evaluate their preparation for careers? The Honors College is looking for juniors to participate in applied research that will lead to a capstone project. In this research project, you will track and analyze how college graduates use sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook to report their job status and advance in their careers. You will examine what kinds of careers Honors alumni choose and determine how those differ over time. There is flexibility for you to contribute to the design of the work and pursue questions most relevant to your interests, such as gender differences in the use of social media or in types of careers followed after graduation. This work would be appropriate for students from a variety of majors, including communications, psychology, sociology, gender and women’s studies, and others. To apply, please fill out this application by September 1: https://uofi.uic.edu/sb/sec/2211767 .