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Keeping A Clean Image Online

February 24, 2014, 7:16 AM by Brittany Larson

Keeping A Clean Image Online

College senior Caitlin Olson is an accounting student at Augustana College. She uses social media on a daily basis and it's important to her to have a clean image, especially when applying for jobs.

"Any social media site whether it's Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, you have to be aware of all your social media. And it would be absolutely awful if you're perfectly capable of doing a job but something comes up on Facebook and turns off the employer," Olson said.

"I think students need to realize that the things they put out there on social media venues are not private," Career Center Director Sandi Vietor said. "Once they understand that or learn that, then they may understand the difference about the things that are okay to have out there and things that they probably shouldn't.”

Even younger classmates agree.

"I definitely see a lot of underage drinking, which I know I couldn't imagine putting that out for people to see," Augustana sophomore Ashley Schurr said.

Schurr wants to keep a good representation of herself online.

"It's important because you don't want people to see and no matter what you put out there, you can't get rid of it. So, you need to have a good representation of yourself if you want to be successful," Schurr said.

"People are just so used to posting everything that they do from their breakfast to walking to class to the parties that they go to. So, they probably just don't think about it and what it could mean," Augustana freshman Andrea Conover said.

"On one hand there's so much caution this way and on the other hand you can certainly use social media to your advantages," Vietor said.

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