#CampusChat Tonight: What Are Your Final Exam Traditions?
May06

#CampusChat Tonight: What Are Your Final Exam Traditions?

What are your final exam traditions? Tonight is open mic night on #CampusChat. Join us and bring your final exam traditions.

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#CampusChat 7-23: Building a Great College List
Jul23

#CampusChat 7-23: Building a Great College List

Building a great college list requires research, an open mind, and some good old fashioned hard work.

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#CampusChat Recap and Takeaway Tweets for 5-28 with Social Assurity

This week’s #CampusChat with @socialassurity (Alan Katzman) was a huge success. So much so, we were actually trending! In case you missed some tweets or were unable to attend, here’s a recap of Alan’s Q&A, along with the best takeaway tweets from #CampusChat on Storify. Q1 What’s an online presence? A1 The searchable and discoverable elements of your online activities whether personal or professional A1 What one chooses to publish about themselves when posting to social media reflects upon their character A1 Your online presence is like an indelible reflecting pool where people will look to learn more about you Q2 What are the most popular social media used by the college-bound, parents and colleges? A2 College-bound students are on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Tumblr, Vine, YouTube and messaging apps A2 Parents are on the Big 3: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. While many like Pinterest, Google+ and Reddit A2 Colleges are mainly on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Some now use Snapchat and Vine Q3 What are some unintended consequences of social media activity? A3 Sophomoric, edgy posts intended to gain likes, followers & shares, create a record antithetical to college admissions A3 What surprises many teens is realizing how far removed their social media persona is from who they truly are A3 Using hashtags and keywords that attract the attention of colleges and staff. Very much a double edged sword Q4 How long does a digital foot print last and can it be changed? A4 Safe to assume all online postings are permanent and discoverable by anyone with an interest in finding you A4 Digital footprints are indelible but can evolve and transform over time. A4 Students can counter older posts by showcasing their activities, interests and academic successes Q5 How may a good online presence help the college-bound? A5 Many colleges are now proactively searching social media to identify and recruit talented students A5 Many students turned down by elite colleges “are indistinguishable from those who get in.” Enter social media A5 A balanced social media presence uses words and images to stand out from other well-qualified applicants. Q6 How may an online presence hurt the college-bound? A6 Social media provides a window to assess the applicant’s transparency, credibility, maturity, genuineness and likeability A6 Hateful, violent and aggressive speech even if just song lyrics may pose a perceived threat to campus safety. A6 Contradictions between info on social media and what’s presented on the college application. #Credibility Q7 What is the parent role regarding their child’s online presence? A7 Parents should ask not what their teens are doing online but rather what they are not doing...

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#CampusChat: Helping Your Student Deal with College Admission Decisions
Apr02

#CampusChat: Helping Your Student Deal with College Admission Decisions

Not every college applicant has Kwasi Enin’s options when the acceptance letters come in.   How can parents help their college-bound seniors deal with choices, acceptance, wait-listing, and rejection during this turbulent time? Join us tonight on Twitter for #CampusChat at...

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Tonight on #CampusChat: College Athletes and Stress
Sep11

Tonight on #CampusChat: College Athletes and Stress

— Tonight’s #CampusChat topic is Stress and the College Athlete. Join us at 9PM ET! Share you tips, concerns, and questions. Tonight’s Twitter chat is an open forum–share your tips with everyone!

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Takeaway Tweets from #CampusChat on How to Start Your Scholarship Search

Special thanks to @CollegeXpress and @WGOH for being my guests on #CampusChat, December 7, 2011. Below are the takeaway tweets with outstanding tips on getting started (and continuing once in colllege) your scholarship search.  #CampusChat is a weekly Twitter chat about all things college.  Join us next week at 9PM, Eastern, on Wednesday for the next chat. Follow us @collegevisit for details.  View the story "#CampusChat Scholarship Search Tweets 12/07/11" on...

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