Lesson – Social Media and Email Signatures
Activity:Self-assessment. Engage in a self-assessment of your language, images, and associations on social media. Determine if your social media profile is appropriate for supporting your college/career aspirations. Your email signature provides you with an opportunity to create an image in someone’s mind—what type of student, leader, or person engaging in service to their school and community.
- Social Media: Engage in a self-assessment of your language, images, and associations on social media (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Determine if your social media profile is appropriate for supporting your college/career aspirations and ensure that the images and language is consistent with the branding that you desire to create. Take appropriate actions to remove inappropriate images and language.
- Email Signature: Review the sample e-mail signatures provided with this activity and develop an email signature that showcases a leadership role, activity involvement, or achievement. Accomplishments that relate to your gifts and talents should be included in your signature line, together with your graduation year, high school, contact information, and any social media links showcasing your athletic film, creative performances, artwork, etc.
- Action: Review the samples and follow the instructions to create your email signature for your cell phone or Internet email account.
- Action: Add a sample of your email signature to your narrative form on the page, “My Email Signature.”