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Social Media Presence

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Using social media platforms like LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter can help you engage with prospective employers as a form of networking.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great tool to utilize in your job search. Once you have a LinkedIn profile, connect with colleagues, business and organization associates, friends, faculty/mentors, and so on. Make sure to include all skills in which you are proficient; employers use LinkedIn as a talent recruitment tool. Ask colleagues and faculty members with whom you have a good relationship to write a LinkedIn Recommendation about you.

Facebook

Use Facebook to keep current on what is happening with employers with whom you may be interested in working. At times they will share current news, stories about their business/organization, and activities in the community. You can use the information you gather and read about during other networking opportunities and even in job interviews.

Twitter

Twitter is a great social media tool to interact with potential employers. You are restricted to 280 characters, but when done well, you can have short “conversations” which can lead to recognition if applying for a job with their organization.

→ Retweet posts to engage with the organization
→ If they share news or a story about their organization, read it and let them know what you liked about it.

Blogs

One of the top skills sought by employers is the ability to communicate effectively and well. Blogging is a great way to showcase your communication skills and expertise on certain topics. In addition to popular blogging sites such as WordPress and Blogger, LinkedIn also offers a blogging feature. Blogs and websites are also a way to promote your visual/digital portfolio. You may not want to share your entire portfolio, but enough to generate interest with those with whom you share it.

DO

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  • If you are looking to develop and enhance your personal brand, use the same images for your profile photos on social media.
  • Try to post, engage and share on social media in a positive manner.
  • Maintain a professional presence. There are a growing number of individuals that maintain separate, professional and personal Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Google yourself, often! If there are photos or posts that could be considered questionable or shed a negative light on you, it is recommended that you delete them. If someone else has you tagged in one of their photos on Facebook or Instagram, un-tag yourself.

DON'T

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  • Use social media to continually vent in a negative manner.
  • Post photos of yourself in a way that may embarrass you or have it used against you at a later time.
  • Engage on social media in a way that would be considered offensive or that belittles others.
  • Forget to make your settings on the various sites private. This does not guarantee others may not see the information or your activity on social media if you choose to share information that could potentially affect your professional goals.

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Growing up in rural Potter County, Pennsylvania meant if I wanted good educational and employment opportunities, I would have to move. When NPRC started offering classes less than 30 minutes from my home (almost an hour closer than the next closest college), my future was no longer dependent on living in a more urban area. I received a quality education without spending the tens of thousands of dollars on room and board a traditional school would have required. And now, I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the team making this story possible for so many other people in rural Pennsylvania. NPRC’s mission is a necessary one, helping serve a part of the population that has lacked affordable and quality higher education for decades. This school helped me avoid debt, find my path in life, and now, I have a job I love and opportunities I never expected.

- Brian, NPRC Graduate

While attending NPRC, I am enrolled in 16 credits and working toward a degree in business administration. This switch is already positively benefitting me as a student. I have been keeping up with classes and shifting out of bad habits that may hinder my success. As someone who is diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD, it sometimes gets hard to effectively communicate. However, NPRC continues to provide opportunities to not only challenge myself, but to help me grow as a student, and more importantly, as a person. NPRC was my second chance. My second chance to help me build myself better, and I feel like my future is already better than what it was before NPRC.

-Noah, Business Administration Student

My time at Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has been a great experience even through the COVID-19 pandemic. Never did I imagine doing a year of college in my own home and still be able to be on the Dean’s List and be extremely proud. I am 39 years of age, and it has taken me this long to attempt college. I have to say that starting college at this age was hard. However, everyone at NPRC has made it easy for me to understand what it means to be studious. You can feel the care that is given to you through the staff at NPRC. The instructors are always willing to help and they will always answer the questions that we have. This college is a great way to get started on your new path through life. There are so many options to pick from if you are undecided.

-Claudia, NPRC Graduate

I started with NPRC right after graduating high school in 2018. I was not sure what I wanted to do career-wise, but the criminal justice field had always piqued my interest. Before finishing my two-year degree with NPRC, I decided to transfer to a four-year university to further my education in both sociology and criminal justice. Without the affordability of NPRC and their knowledgeable staff, I would never have dreamed of being where I am today. I will be graduating from RIT in August of 2022 having majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as having minored in Criminal Justice. I am excited to start a career in the federal Criminal Justice system or within admissions/counseling in higher education. I plan to put myself through law school while working full time after graduating from RIT.

-Ally, Former NPRC Student

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