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THE USA: Applying to University

'Do admissions officers "Facebook-stalk" students?' [VIDEO]

Find out whether universities look up a student's social media page as part of their application

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When admissions officers process your application to study abroad, they use a number of different resources at their disposal: perhaps even including your social media profiles.

We spoke to Richard O’Rourke, an admissions officer at Northern State University about whether universities seek out a student’s social media profile as part of their application.

Watch the video below and if you found it useful, don’t forget to LIKE it and take a look at our list of useful links beneath it.

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Applying online: do’s and don’ts

What an admission officer looks for in an application

Watch more clips from our Hangout with Richard O’Rourke:

'What is the average day for an admissions officer like?'

'What documents should I include in my university application?'

‘How is an American admissions office structured?’

'What makes a university application stand out?'

‘What should I do if I haven’t heard back from an admissions office?’


‘What questions should international applicants ask when applying?’

 

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Monica Karpinski received her BA (Media and Communications) and Diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of Melbourne, Australia. An art and culture aficionado, in her spare time Monica enjoys film, reading and writing about art.

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