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Opinion - May 17, 2013

Connect me, and I will make my choice

Colleges should revamp their social media networking strategies

by Nikita Mehandru

I got accepted. These words flood newsfeeds on Facebook each spring as college decisions come out. High school seniors yearn to utter these words in the most anticipated months of their high school education. Yet, when deciding where to enroll, prospective students are not just checking college websites. A college's Facebook and Twitter accounts take priority. Colleges should revamp their social media networking platforms. Otherwise, they will be left behind as the children of the Google and Yahoo generation make their choices.

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--Nikita Mehandru attended Amador Valley High school where she was involved in Mock Trial, varsity tennis, Chamber Choir and We The People: Competition Civics. She graduated in 2011 and is now a sophomore at Claremont McKenna College, one of the Claremont Colleges in Southern California. Inspired by her study of the U.S Constitution on the We The People team in which her team placed second in the nation in Washington, D.C., she is dual majoring in economics and government. She hopes for a career that interrelates both disciplines.


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Posted by Tania
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Aug 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

This is a fantastic article. I absolutely agree that reapproaching the application process by targeting college students through social media services is one of the best ways to facilitate communication.
A lot of us naturally turn to such sources for information, but no one has formally written an article on this, and it is nice to see something in the local newspaper that mirrors what so many future college students these days are doing.
You did a great job addressing such concerns as well as sources of information that would be better suited for parents.
Overall, a very well written piece!

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Posted by Beth
a resident of Happy Valley
on Aug 7, 2013 at 8:48 am

Maybe I am just an old fuddy-duddy, but today's youth seem too caught up in facebook and twitter.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm

no're just an ole hen...face it!

ps not facebook it, but face it you ole hen!