3 Ways to Use Pinterest in your College Search

Gail Billingsley

Think Pinterest is just for crafts & fashion? Think again! This new social media craze can be a useful resource for college-bound teens and parents. Here's how:

  1. Create boards for potential colleges, cool things you want to see, dorm decorating ideas, college fashions (gotta have something in school colors!) and ideas for your new life.
  2. See a photo of a college you might like? Re-Pin it on your “potentials” board.
  3. On a college visit? Pin pictures of your favorite places so you can remember and share them.

Smart College Visit Pinterest boards

If you have already chosen a college, then Pinterest can really get fun. Start scoping out other boards and websites for dorm decorating ideas. Your college might already have a board up with model room photos and decorating regulations or you can find hundreds of ideas from private boards.

And, when you see something you know you can’t live without, pin it on your “wish list” board. That “Hello Kitty” mini-fridge would fit right into your dorm décor and a wish list board might give your relatives some great ideas for graduation gifts, too.

You can also start planning for life on campus. Check boards for ideas on good recipes that you can make in your dorm microwave or discover the newest tech gadgets you can't live without in college. When it comes time to shop and pack for college, it will be much easier if you’ve already made a board with things you want to remember and take with you.

Simply put, Pinterest makes college planning fun. To get started, check out Smart College Visit's Pinterest boards. We feature everything from dorm decorating ideas to college selection tips and favorite mascot photos. 

Ready to use Pinterest? Here are our Three Tips To Get Started on Pinterest.

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Author: Gail

Gail Billingsley is a world traveler writing frequently about travel, technology, and getting along in life.

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