As a follow-up to my recent post, The Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Students (Applying to College), I thought I would compile some additional resources that discuss the use of social media and college admissions.
The articles provide various scenarios, information, and advice.
- Brookline Student says Twitter helped him get into UCLA
- College Admissions Advice to Students: Think Now, Tweet Later
- College Admissions using social media to evaluate applicants
This article presents two different perspectives from college admission professionals on the practice of looking up applicants on social media. An interesting statistic also in the article, “About 69 percent of colleges do not permit their admissions staffs to visit applicants’ sites, according to the survey by the New York-based test preparation firm Kaplan Inc.”
An interesting infographic taken from this article provides insight and advice:
From everything you read about this subject, I believe there two essential takeaways:
- Be mindful of your online presence and activity.
- Be aware of what information is out there on the internet about you.
These takeaways also apply far beyond college admissions to life in general.