Regardless of where you are or what you are doing, as a student, the Code of Conduct applies.
Social media can be a great tool to network, connect with others, build your online brand, and stay in contact with friends and family - when used effectively. Here are tips to use social media safely and effectively, and make social media work for you.
Have your sites reflect your resume. Add in:
Even though you’re being professional, don’t be afraid to let your personality shine.
Avoid profanity; vulgar language, images and videos; offensive and inconsiderate “jokes”, and political or religious humor.
Avoid bad grammar, punctuation and spelling. No “Text Type," like "No1 nos wat ur syn!"
Keep too-personal photos and passive “drama” off your page and your online accounts. It looks unprofessional and childish.
Make sure you’re comfortable with your privacy settings. Decide if you want other sites like Twitter or Instagram protected, so you can approve all followers.
If you wouldn't want Grandma to see it, don’t post it! Everything on the Internet is forever. You don’t want an old photo or tweet to prevent you from getting your dream job.