tkuhug

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Jun 23, 2011
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What is everyone's opinion on disabling check-ins, pictures, on Facebook? I just submitted a couple of applications and I have done my fair share of partying with some pictures on Facebook, ha
 
Jul 2, 2014
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Georgia
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Pre-Optometry
You should probably just clean up your facebook. I used to post things like that but after a year in college I realized that was not professional in any way. And since you're applying to a PROFESSIONAL school there is a chance they might check in on that.
 
Mar 31, 2013
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Optometry Student
We've had several talks at admit day and orientation and since about maintaining a professional public persona. That includes social media. No more "funny" pictures of you drunk at parties, acting crudely, etc.

A few faculty members have said that they will google/facebook people who apply to their labs so I'm sure this includes admissions people.
 
Jan 26, 2012
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Chicago, IL
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Optometry Student
Admissions people aren't the only ones you should be worried about seeing your Facebook profile. If you plan to professionally network with potential employers and co-workers and corporate reps as an optometry student and as an optometrist, think about what your Facebook profile says about you. Social media makes a pretty big first impression these days.

Consider making sure your privacy settings are up to snuff and think about joining a professional network like LinkedIn.
 
Apr 27, 2013
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Pre-Optometry
just put your pics on private where only you can see them. that's what i did lol
 
Jun 15, 2014
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Pre-Optometry
depends on what brand... if you kept it classy like a nice 21 yr old Glenfiddich, I'd reckon you'd earn brownie points.
 

Mad Jack

Critically Caring
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Jul 27, 2013
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Just max out your privacy settings. No one cares, so long as they can't Google you or search for you on FB.
 
Jul 8, 2014
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Pre-Optometry
I don't think it matters too much, just be yourself, keep it professional.