Educating Students on Social Media

Educating Students on Social Media

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.

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Don't Let Social Media Hurt Your College or Career Start

Don't Let Social Media Hurt Your College or Career Start

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.

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