Take a look at a recent interview Julie did with Dr. Linda Sircus on Bloomfield Community Television about The Resiliency Puzzle and why learning about resilience is so important.Read More
Detroit startup grades social media for job-seekers
March 26, 2017 10:22 pm
In a social media-dominated world, new tools are being created to help combat how future employers perceive you based off of your posts. The Social U targets students looking at colleges and jobs and helps them identify potential problematic photos and text.
Julie Fisher founded the Detroit-based startup after she spent a majority of her time in education. She began to notice that parents were afraid of the internet and what their children were posting because they didn’t grow up in the same technological environment.Read More
Educating Students on Social Media: Denby High School, Detroit, MI
In a world increasingly dominated by social media, it is vital to educate students about the importance of maintaining a professional online presence.
Reputations are made and ruined so quickly online, that proper usage of your social channels could be the difference between receiving a scholarship or missing out on an opportunity entirely.Read More
Clean Up Your Act on Social Media Before Looking for a Job or Applying to College
Parents of teenagers and young adults know they have a lot of pressures surrounding college applications, workplace interviews and internships. One more thing too important to overlook is the proper management of their social media sites and the digital footprint they are creating on forums like Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr.Read More
Fox 2: Jalen Rose Leadership Academy & The Social U
(WJBK) - A new program at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit is drawing rave reviews for helping kids of the 21st Century.
It's called The Social U and it provides students with what developers call their "social media GPA."Read More
When Your Social Media Makes a College Say OMG
By: Neal Rubin, The Detroit News 11:36 p.m. EDT October 10, 2016
The word “b----” is a minor infraction — only a 1 on a 10-point scale, and zero if you’re referring to a poodle.
The Social U software red-flags it anyway, because you never know who’s peering at your Facebook page. Your mom probably wouldn’t flinch, but a college admissions officer?Read More
Don't Let Social Media Hurt Your College or Career Start
OCT 18, 2015
Chris Teare , CONTRIBUTOR: I write about education, especially the college application process.
When I was a college counselor, at least once a semester we would take a day to examine and cleanse students’ social media accounts of posts that could end everything with colleges or employers. Admissions officers and potential bosses may not look at candidates’ Instagram, and other accounts all the time; however, if they scan and find something they don’t want in their 24/7 September-to-May residential community or their workforce, all your academic and extracurricular efforts are burnt toast. You’re done.Read More