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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Social Media Matters: Colleges Care What You Do Online

Students often wonder whether colleges look at their social media profiles. The truth is, sometimes colleges will go online to confirm that your resume accurately reflects who you are and what you do.

What they can see about you online depends in part on how open your social media settings are. Most students' accounts are fairly accessible, which makes it especially important that you be aware of what you are sharing with the world.

Post the good stuff -- awards, achievements, recognition, links to any newspaper articles.

Always think carefully before you post. You never know who is looking.

Not sure whether you should be sharing something? Wait. Ask someone you trust (preferably an adult) for their advice. When in doubt, keep it off the Internet. Because once it's out there, it becomes part of your permanent record.

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