Part Two: The Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Students (Applying to College)

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.

The following tweet from an athletic coach was taken from this article: Eliminated a prospect today because of his Twitter account. Unreal. Can’t/Won’t bring you to the table! 


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:

  1. Be mindful of your online presence and activity.
  2. 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.

Rebekka Goldberg

Rebekka Goldberg

Assistant Director of College Counseling at Walnut Hill School of the Arts

Rebekka is currently the Assistant Director of College Counseling at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. At Walnut Hill she also held the role of Assistant Dean for Admission, coordinating the recruitment efforts for the ballet and visual art departments. While working in the Admission Office, Rebekka created, built, and managed the social media presence for the school including the highly successful ballet youtube channel. Prior to her work at Walnut Hill, Rebekka was the Student Activities and Residence Life Coordinator at The School of American Ballet. Outside of technology and education, Rebekka is an avid baker and owner of Carson's Cakes.