Should college admissions representatives peek at high school students on social media?

Were you worried about your online presence when you were applying to college?

This article uncovers that most college admissions departments do not take the time to view high school students’ Facebook pages or Google search results. I find this article very surprising. Our generation is constantly receiving input about what our social media sites should and should not look like especially in situations like applying to jobs or networking. I believe having a social media presence in this day and age is incredibly important for connecting with people and staying current. Yes, there are certain things that outsiders should not see when they search your name online; however, I do believe there is something to be said for being knowledgable about social media and the nuances of it we are constantly seeing. 

Let me know what you think! 

-Katie Friedlander

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One Response to Should college admissions representatives peek at high school students on social media?

  1. As they discuss in the article, colleges need to process too many applications in too little time for this to be a viable strategy for many of them. However, once you apply for jobs, the number of applicants is much lower, and my guess is that the percentages looking applicants up would be much higher in this context.

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