Activity:  Self-assessment. Engage in a self-assessment of your language, images, and associations on social media. Determine if your social media profile (and email address) is appropriate for supporting your college/career aspirations. 

  • Social Media: Engage in a self-assessment of your language, images, and associations on social media (e.g.,Facebook®, Twitter®, Instagram®, Snapchat®, YouTube®, 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: Engage in a self-assessment of your email signature. Is it appropriate for communicating with teachers, counselors, coaches, college admissions officers, or scholarship providers? 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, together with your graduation year, high school, contact information, and any social media links showcasing athletic film, creative performances, artwork, etc.
  • Action: Review the samples and follow the instructions to create the email signature for your cell phone or Internet email account.  Click here to review sample email signatures and instructions for setting up an email signature on your Yahoo, Gmail, iPhone, etc.
  • After updating your email signature, send an email to your cohort facilitator or mentor.

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