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Davich: Do colleges look at prospective students’ social media?

June 18th, 2015

Do you ever wonder who is googling your name or searching your profile on various social media accounts? Well, it might not be who you think it is. According to Jerry Davich, a writer for the Chicago Tribune, colleges and universities may be using this search as a way to weed out applicants that could tarnish their school’s reputation.

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Do colleges and universities look at prospective students’ social media sites to help vet their applications? I believe some schools do despite what they say publicly.

So when I read a thesis paper on this issue from a Northwest Indiana native, it immediately caught my attention.

“As the parent of a high school student, I was curious about what universities were viewing and how they were weighing whatever they found,” said Christine Badowski Koenig, a Crown Point High School graduate who now lives in California. (Full disclosure: Koenig is also a former Chicago Tribune employee.)

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