You hear it over and over again from parents, teachers, and other adults, that your social media channels can determine whether or not you get into a college. But, is that really true? The answer is absolutely. Just a few months ago, Harvard University rescinded 10 students’ applications because they were found responsible for participating in an inappropriate conversation on Facebook. While not necessarily this drastic, there are many similar incidents that happen at colleges and universities across the US during admissions season.
There are many things students can do to make sure their social media accounts are appropriate and acceptable for college admissions counselors to see. However, students don’t have to get off of social media and hide their lives completely from colleges. In fact, there are ways that a students’ social media presence can actually enhance their college application, and improve their chances of getting accepted to their top choice school.
If you’re interested in learning some social media do’s and don’ts just in time for college application season, tune in to Alan Katzman of Social Assurity’s live webcast on August 23rd at 8:00 pm ET. Save the date and sign up to ask this social media expert your questions now!