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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Rubin: When Your Social Media Makes a College Say OMG

Rubin: When Your Social Media Makes a College Say OMG

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?

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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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How Social Media is Impacting the Future of College Acceptance Rates and Employment

How Social Media is Impacting the Future of College Acceptance Rates and Employment

Social Media's Impact: Infographic from The Social U

Since the lost days of HotOrNot, FaceTheJury and MySpace, social media has dominated the Internet and the way we connect today. Long gone are the days of sending snail mail and calling a friend on the phone just to see how they are. Today, more than 71% of teens admit to using more than one social network such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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