Many selective schools, including Harvard, Vanderbilt, Emory, and Cornell, have publicly confirmed they will view student social media as part of their admissions and scholarship protocol.
NEW YORK November 15, 2017
Admit.me, a leading online college advisory platform, announced today a partnership with Social Assurity to deliver Social Assurity's acclaimed social media student courseware and expert services to subscribers.
A recent survey by Kaplan Test Prep has shown that a significant number of U.S. business schools now routinely review applicant social media to help them decide who gets in and who does not. As with select undergraduate college admissions, a compelling and informative digital presence is helping college and graduate school applicants stand out in a competitive academic environment.
Many selective schools, including Harvard, Vanderbilt, Emory, and Cornell, have publicly confirmed they will view student social media as part of their admissions and scholarship protocol. Until recently, students have been advised to clean and hide their social media for college admissions to avoid negative outcomes. Today, forward-thinking college advisors are taking a proactive approach by teaching students to build a digital presence that supports their college and graduate school applications.
Kofi Kankam, the co-founder of Admit.me said: “Whether our students are applying to select undergraduate programs or setting their sights on a competitive business, law or medical school, their social media presence can play a positive role in the ultimate admission decision. Our philosophy has always stressed helping our students' stand out from the competition by showing them how to weave their character, activities, skills, and accomplishments into their narrative. We are impressed with Social Assurity’s actionable social media courseware and expert social media services and believe these resources will benefit our students by teaching them to use social media to tell their story.”
Social Assurity’s founder, Alan Katzman said: “We are inspired by the ingenuity of the Admit.me student platform and expert online community. Students using Admit.me benefit from expert advice, peer reviews, and unmatched resources. We are proud to have been selected to serve as their social media educational partner. With our courseware and services, Admit.me subscribers will learn to build a digital presence that tells their stories in exciting and compelling ways. Social media engagement with colleges is inevitable so learning how to create a digital presence that informs viewers is a valuable skill to master.”
About Social Assurity. Social Assurity is the leading social media education provider for schools, students, teachers, and parents. Social Assurity offers online courseware that teaches high school and college students essential professional social media networking, reputation management, and digital literacy skills. Social Assurity’s courseware teaches students how to harness the power of social media to create informative and persuasive portraits that reflect their authentic character and potential in college admissions and career opportunities.
About Admit.me. Admit.me was built to ensure no student ever applies alone by connecting college and grad applicants with college students, alumni, and admissions officers to ensure adequate support for the pursuit of their academic and professional dreams. Our goal is to level the admissions playing field and help address the 480:1 student to guidance counselor ratio.
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