Social Media Secrets
Sneak Peek – Conclusion
I hope after reading this you have several ideas of how you can easily create college admissions and scholarship attracting social media and get it noticed through social networking sites to give your college bound teens an advantage. If, however, after reading this you and your teens are thinking, “Is this really necessary? Can’t we just let teens be teens?” Yes, you can. However, letting your teens just be teens means they will just be additional applicants hoping to get into college. You want better for them!
Better takes some dedication. However, if you consider that over 95% of teens are active in social networks sharing social media, chances are your teens are already active. So dedication doesn’t mean you have to necessarily do more, it just may mean they have to do something different. Separate from making some videos and adding a new profile or two to some of the social networking sites mentioned in this book, your teens’ activities might be accomplished in the time they’re already spending online.
They may need to change some of their habits from just hanging out with friends and being typically teens to cleaning up their profiles and what they share to make them attractive to college admissions officers. Plus, as you’ve read earlier, so many of the social networking sites now make it easy for members to share information between them. Adding new profiles and participating in one or two more networks doesn’t take much extra work. Moreover, creating social media and sharing it through social networks can be fun.
Here’s something else to consider … people with goals achieve far more than those without. By helping your teens set appropriate goals for getting accepted into the school of their choice, succeeding at securing a scholarship (or scholarships), and defining what they want their post-graduate life to look like, you will be able to define healthy, necessary actions they must accomplish now. Giving them focuses and some guidelines will give them an advantage!
While your current focus is likely consumed by thoughts of how to get your teens into college and how to pay for it, and your teens’ aren’t likely thinking beyond the first semester, the activities you and your teens take with the elements I’ve laid out in this book will have a significant impact on their future.
As more undergrad admissions officers are using social networking to connect with applicants and as part of their decision-making process, business schools, law schools and med schools are getting up to speed quickly, too. If your teens decide to enter the work force after their time in a 2-year or 4-year program, the business world is far more competitive in social networking and media than academia.
The sooner your teens can become proficient at successful social networking and media, the more competitive they will become at getting accepted into a college of their choice and getting a job post graduation. When your teens graduate, you don’t want them to step out into the extremely aggressive, competitive world of seeking employment only armed with a piece of paper that states they’ve earned a degree. Give your teens better. Give them an advantage. Give them the secrets in this book.