College Scholarship Tip: Google Yourself
This college scholarship tip will help students become more aware of the importance of keeping a clean social media presence.
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Students and their use of social media is currently a hot and important topic in the college world.
Using this quick scholarship tip will help students examine their current social media presence. Parents need to encourage students to “Google” themselves by searching for their own name. This is the first step in determining if they need to clean-up their social media presence.
College admissions reps and scholarship judges freely admit they check-up on students via social media, some even after award and admissions decisions have been made.
Parents can set up a free “Google Alert” which sends them an email when their student’s name shows up in search results, but students are encouraged to do this for themselves, as they are the ones who are in control of their social media presence.
Students can use social media to their advantage by sharing their hard work, community service, and desire to get into college, as well as win scholarships. Read: How to use social media to win college scholarships.