Tag: social media

Podcast: Social media and college admissions

Posted on August 27th, 2014

How should you choose a college?

Do colleges follow prospective students on social media?

How does social media affect college admissions?

In the podcast below, productivity expert Erik Fisher speaks with Higher Scores Test Prep and answers these questions and more.

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Beware: your tweets could prevent you from getting into college

Posted on November 13th, 2013

As much as we’d like to think our social media profiles are our own private broadcast forums and we can say what we want with no repercussions, it isn’t true in today’s world. Unfortunately, when it comes to college admissions, it seems free speech doesn’t apply.

College admissions officers are increasingly checking prospective students’ social media profiles and factoring these into the admissions process.

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Snap a photo of your lunch, win money for college

Posted on October 7th, 2013

Did you know you could win a scholarship just for snapping a photo of your school lunch?

To win the $4,000 “Fed Up” School Lunch Scholarship, all you need to do is text in a picture of your school lunch and answer 10 questions about school nutrition to be eligible. There are plenty of easy scholarship applications like this that you can complete in just a few minutes.

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I graduated college–why can’t I get a job?

Posted on May 30th, 2013

It’s no secret that finding a job as a college graduate is tougher than ever. This infographic explains some of the reasons it’s so difficult for young graduates to find good jobs and pay back their student loans.

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Twitter resources for college

Posted on April 2nd, 2013

Did you know that Twitter can be a great resource for parents and students preparing for college? There are several weekly chats that allow you to get your questions answered about financial aid, college admissions, and other topics before heading off to school.

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Using social media to figure out how to pay for college

Posted on March 27th, 2013

Social media sites aren’t just a way to scope out your new roommate or make friends before setting on a college campus. Using these sites can also be a great way to navigate complicated aspects of the financial aid process.

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