Julie Fisher from the Social U recently met with 10 college admissions officers, and asked whether they look at student profiles. The answer was a resounding ‘yes.’ It turns out that most schools will look at social media to determine whether a student candidate will be a good addition to their campus…and will immediately eliminate any student who posts distasteful content.
A group of college admissions experts gathered at the National Association for College Admissions Counseling convention in San Diego, and held a panel discussion on college essay writing. These experts (which included the head of admissions at both Cornell and UC-Berkeley) agreed that most students are unable to write compelling college application essays that offer admissions officers any insight into who they are and how they think.
However, they agreed that following five simple guidelines would allow students to write better essays, and therefore, to better indicate what they would bring to a college campus.
Picking a major could have a bigger influence on students’ future earnings than deciding to go to college in the first place, according to a new study from Georgetown University. Workers with college degrees earn an average of $1 million more than high school graduates over the course of their lifetimes, the study found.