Kristen Moon, the founder of MoonPrep.com, is featured on Safe, Smart & Social.
5 college admissions and online reputation experts were asked how college-bound teens can be proactive with their online presence.
Kristen’s tip is:
One of the best-kept secrets in the college admissions game is LinkedIn. It’s not just for job seekers anymore. Many high school students do not utilize LinkedIn, so by having a profile and being active it will give you an advantage. Think of LinkedIn as a tool that makes your one-page resume come to life. Soccer player? How about posting a video for admission officers to see. Artist? Upload some of your artwork. Tech savvy? Link to your website or graphic design work. Students can connect with admission officers through University Pages, where they can find a wealth of information about each college. Students can also connect with alumni on LinkedIn, through Alumni Groups. In the college admissions world, this is what we call demonstrated interest. This shows the admissions staff you took initiative, are eager to learn more about the university, and are a serious candidate.
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