Scholarship Mom Tip #87: What Does Your Email Address Reveal?
Your email address and Twitter name are easy ways to get the attention of scholarship judges, but it is not always positive attention.
Each scholarship application will have a place for students to fill in their email address. A simple FirstName.LastName@___.com email is perfect. The same goes for Twitter usernames.
An email address is part of your personal brand.
Eye-popping, attention-getting names are not a good idea. HotBabe@___.com or a Twitter name of @SexyGurl will do nothing but create the impression that the student couldn’t cares less what kind of online impression they make to others.
Using care when creating online identities is vital and one more opportunity to use social media to impress scholarship judges, college admissions officers, and even future employers.