A news report summarizes cautions to students this fall. Higher education orientation teams warn students to be careful about the type of content they post online and how that content might affect their reputation and that of their school.
Police are increasingly monitoring the sites. It’s not hard for prospective employers to get a “.edu” eMail address from an alumnus or an intern, and recruiters are increasingly trolling the internet to scope out prospective hires.
“They may be looking at these sites wondering if there’s a personality fit with their company culture,” said Tim Luzader, director of Purdue’s center for career opportunities.
May be you’ve wondered about this too. How many college admissions application reviewers go online to learn more about applicants? It seems reasonable that some committee at the institution would want to find out all they can about a prospective student before committing to a $$,$$$ per year investment in the applicant.