A Facebook Connection With the Admissions Office

Social media is useful for stalking people, but high school students have found something even better to stalk: prospective colleges.

Two-thirds of the 7,000 high school students interviewed in a recent survey cialis coupon card reported using social media to research colleges that they are interested in, and one-third of those said what they found helped them decide which college to attend. Admissions offices for most colleges and universities have caught on, and are eager to connect with potential applicants through social media. Many have not only wirkungszeit kamagra Facebook and Twitter, but also a Tumblr, Instagram, even Pinterest. But a recent survey suggests that the college with the most social networks does not necessarily win.

According to a study published in The viagra online Journal of College Admission, universities employ on average 3.7 different social networks. But even though almost 75 percent of the students surveyed said they check Facebook at least once a day, less than half said they use Twitter, and the rest of the social media sites were even less popular. http://onlinepharmacy-kamagra.com/cheap-generic-family-discount-pack.html Rather, how a college uses the technology might be most important in appealing to applicants.

Social media as a recruitment tool is most effective when used to promote engagement with admissions counselors, fellow applicants and current students, the survey’s results suggest. Who exactly prospective students are interested in engaging with varies. In a breakdown by race, white and Asian students would rather network with http://onlinepharmacy-cialis.com/ peers, while Latino and black students have more interest in interacting with admissions officials.

Social media has the potential of filling a void in applicants’ knowledge of their college options. order cialis online For students with less access to resources to help viagra shelf life them with the application process, the opportunity to speak with onlinepharmacy-cialis.com admission counselors, as well as current students and other prospectives, is invaluable. As the kamagra store survey demonstrated, students look to social media to read about, but also to participate in the culture of a university.

Claire Perlman

Claire Perlman is a senior at UC Berkeley who covers Technapex's higher education beat. She is majoring in English literature and worked at her college’s student newspaper, The Daily Californian, for two years as a science reporter and news editor. She is currently working at UC Berkeley’s Mark Twain Project transcribing Twain’s letters and unpublished manuscripts.

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About Claire Perlman

Claire Perlman is a senior at UC Berkeley who covers Technapex's higher education beat. She is majoring in English literature and worked at her college’s student newspaper, The Daily Californian, for two years as a science reporter and news editor. She is currently working at UC Berkeley’s Mark Twain Project transcribing Twain’s letters and unpublished manuscripts.