Students seeking admission for MBA must be alerted as one in four MBA admission offices are visiting their social media accounts to know more about them. It has also been concluded that such admission offices discovered several things which negatively impacted the student candidacy.
The research, from Kaplan Test Prep, is based upon the latest annual survey of 265 graduate business school admissions offices.
While this study focuses less on social media, some questions still occur, like for instance:
- 27 percent of the admission offices, Googled applicants profile to know more about him/her.
- 22 percent of them have visited Facebook page or other social media profiles of their applicants for the same reason.
May be social media content imposes negative impact on the candidate, but it’s not enough for one to decide whether a candidate suits the candidacy or not. There are several points which kill the dream of the aspirants, according to Kaplan;
- Low admission score,58 percent;
- Low undergraduate grade point average , 24 percent; and
- Lack of relevant work experience, 12 percent.
Social media ought to become, as a rehearsal for the applicants searching for job and admission. It’s the fact that Graduate business schools are more conservatives than any other academic admission offices when it comes to social media.
As many of the users are not using privacy settings in Facebook, it may influence their academic as well as career pursuits. Since many of the company and admission offices visits your pages at social media to know more about you. So be alert and maintain privacy of your post, photos and other potentially sensitive material on social media.