Manage Your Social Media Profile

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imagesIt’s essential to be aware that simply by being on social media sites you are conveying an image of yourself. Is this who you really are? Is this who you want to present to college admissions committees?

According to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2012 College Admissions Officers Survey, 27% of admissions officers Googled an applicant to learn more about them and 26% visited an applicant’s social networking page such as Facebook. 35% of admissions officers who Googled or visited an applicant’s Facebook page discovered something about the applicant that negatively impacted their application.

As you approach the college admissions process, think of who else could be looking at your online profile or Googling you. Teachers writing your letters of recommendation, guidance counselors, coaches, potential college roommates and future employers may also be looking at you online.

Much has been said about social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Pinterest and…

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