Kaplan Test Prep has previously issued statistics warning about the impact of Facebook profiles on applications to graduate school, college, and law school. Now, it’s backing up the data with an infographic.
One in five college freshmen’s Facebook includes a reference to sex, signaling intent to go get some.
Whether Facebook benefits students depends on how they use it, those who engage with other people on the social network come out ahead.
It’s not just admissions officers for graduate business schools that are probing applicants’ social media accounts: A new survey from Kaplan Test Prep found that 24 percent of undergraduate admissions officers have poked around in a similar fashion.
What if a consulting company really befriended college applicants in order to spy on their Facebook activities?
Facebook pulled a larger version of the image you see to the left, from the page of the University of North Florida’s student newspaper, Spinnaker.
YourCampus360.com, a virtual-tour online service, becomes the first of its kind to create a page application enabling users to take a walking tour of a school’s campus and view the 360 degree panoramas, all while browsing Facebook.
Recruiters aren’t the only ones looking at candidates’ Facebook profiles. Four out of every five college admissions offices recruit prospective students on the social network.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has just announced a $2 million investment on Schools App, an education-focused Facebook application that builds intimate, college-specific Facebook sites for colleges in order to build a sense of community among its students.
Roomsurf has been presenting itself to high school seniors as a paid service for finding roommates on Facebook.