Using Social Media to Win College Scholarships
The postings of students on social media can be used to impress and win college scholarships!
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The other day I wrote about how important it is to keep your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc…) pages clean and how college scholarship judges have been known to find out whatever they can about you prior to making scholarship award decisions. (Read that post here)
Today let’s talk about how you can use your pages to IMPRESS scholarship judges and give yourself the extra edge that just might make the judges pick you over another scholarship applicant.
1. Stay positive-Every post that you make does not need to be full of sunshine and rainbows, but posting online frequently will give people a pretty good impression of your real personality. Making posts encouraging and praising others, talking about your accomplishments, and what you have learned from your volunteer service however, will IMPRESS whoever is reading.
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2. Grandma Test-Make sure the photos you post are something that you would gladly show to your parents, grandparents, school principal, and 6 year old nephew. This includes those pics that others post of you and tag you in. If you want to make sure you are not tagged in any unsavory photos, set your privacy settings so that only your friends can tag you in them, keeping in mind that your friends should be people you REALLY are friends with. It might also be a good idea to not allow tagging at all, since you have no control over what pictures your friends might decide to post online.
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3. Friends-Do you have 2,326 friends on Facebook? If the answer is yes, then answer this: Do you have 2,326 friends in real life that you would call if you were stranded, needed help, and would drop what they were doing to come to help you? Do you have the phone numbers of your 2,326 “friends”? Think hard about that one and then decide if mere acquaintances and people you have only met once are people that you want to be able to post photos of you and possibly tag you in.
Use social media to stay connected with your true friends and treat it as an important tool in your life. When those scholarship awards start coming to your in-box, you will be GLAD that you did!
“Thank you, thank you, thank you! We got a big letter today…10K one time check! It was a business major scholarship and I have no doubt his chances were increased by the cover letter and student resume ideas. I can never thank you enough!” B.D., Tennessee