You’ve probably heard your parents, your teachers and others remind you to be careful when you’re posting information on social networks. Last week, we gave you advice on what you shouldn’t share on social media because 80 percent of college admissions counselors are using Facebook to check students out.
For example, you certainly don’t want to post photos that show you engaging in illegal activities or trash your teachers in tweets.
However, you can also use social networks to help you get into college. Dean Tsouvalas, who is editor-in-chief of Student Advisor.com says you can use social media to show a college that you’re more than just a test score, us the opportunity to describe more thoroughly who you are, and showcase the extracurricular activities you participate in.
For example, Tsouvalas says creating YouTube video and submitting it along with your application gives a college more information about you and shows that you’re willing to do more work to give them a more accurate picture of who you are.
What do you think?