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College Scholarship Tip – The Delete Button is NOT a Sure Thing
Click delete and the info, pic, snap, tweet, or post is gone, RIGHT? NO! Keep reading…
Use this college scholarship tip to keep your social media presence clean and win more money for school.
Tapping that DELETE button makes what is posted online disappear, right?
Are you sure about that?
Let me tell you a story:
I recently had a very interesting conversation with a young teenager who loves Twitter. She found it funny that she had blocked her mom from reading and responding to her tweets. I gently reminded her of how college scholarship judges and admissions officers may read the postings of students (and profiles/usernames) when making the tough award and enrollment decisions.
The next thing I knew, she had blocked ME. Never being one to avoid a challenge and make a point, I quickly created a new email and used it to open a new Twitter account.
Within five minutes I could once again read her tweets.
She did not find this funny, but I hope it’s a lesson for all students and their parents who are in the middle of, or approaching, the college prep and scholarship process.
What is found online can never truly be hidden and privacy settings are not 100% guaranteed.What is posted online stays online! Don't lose scholarships because of a social media post. Click To Tweet
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Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that” in regards to helping parents and students navigate the scholarship process.
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