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Appreciating Social Media’s Probative Role in College Admissions


The goal of CollegeWeekLive's Professional Development Series is to provide counselors with valuable resources and insight to help their students get on the right path to a rewarding college experience. These informative sessions will combine practical advice and real-world examples to tackle the latest questions, concerns, and opportunities that high school counselors face every day. Counselors can view these sessions On Demand and earn contact hours towards professional development for free.

“The role social media is playing in college admissions and scholarship decisions is growing but its impact is often misunderstood. Is social media a negative to be avoided or a positive to be nurtured? This session will explore the reasons why advising students to clean, hide or shut down their social media for college admissions is wrong and why working with students to build a digital portfolio for colleges to see is a compelling 21st-century strategy.”


Having the right conversations about social media

What social media says about a student’s character

How are college using social media in the admissions process

Tips on building a positive social media presence

Earlier Event: August 23
College Week Live: Back to School Day
Later Event: September 14
2017 NACAC National Conference