LinkedIn isn’t just for your parents anymore. The professional networking site, which boasts more than 300 million members, has also started to focus on high school students with features like internship and student job boards, a college information databank, and alumni networking.
As you prep for college, admissions officers are watching. According to a 2014 Kaplan Test Prep survey, 35% of college admissions officers browse social media profiles to learn more about admissions candidates. That means it’s pretty likely that decision-makers at colleges and scholarship-granting organizations are taking a peek at your profiles.
As you probably already know if you’re in the middle of the college application process, college admissions committees often ask for two or three letters of recommendation from teachers, instructors, guidance counselors, or employers. Follow these simple guidelines to secure the strongest recommendations possible from the people who are the most familiar with you and your academic work.