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October 17, 2014
Social media as it relates to management education continues to be a hot topic, and I found the comments in a recent Huffington Post blog piece really fascinating. For Millennials, memories of the world prior … →
Social media as it relates to management education continues to be a hot topic, and I found the comments in a recent Huffington Post blog piece really fascinating. For Millennials, memories of the world prior to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram may be hazy, while members of Generation X have perfect recall of the pre-Internet days.
John T. Delaney, dean of social media disconnect will affect business schools. This disconnect relates to a growing inability among the youngest professionals to interact face-to-face and to collaborate in an era of truncated communication., writes about the irony of rising loneliness in our connected world, and how the
“Because this dynamic affects human interactions and society, it will affect business schools,” Delaney writes. “I see it exacerbating the existing trend of students coming to school with higher test scores but having a growing need for the development of emotional intelligence and social graces.”
One of the best ways to combat those deficiencies, and one that’s already in play at many top MBA programs, is to shift greater focus on experiential learning and soft skills in tandem with the typical foundation courses.
The dean points to ways technology has already disrupted the classroom experience and altered professor/student relationships, but he also recognizes the numerous advantages of social media—including its ability to democratize and increase transparency in the academic setting.
It may be too soon to fully grasp the effects social media will have on management education even ten years from now, but Delaney is grappling with these issues now, and his article offers much food for thought.
June 2, 2014
Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post updates on Facebook? If so, you might want to make … →
Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post updates on Facebook? If so, you might want to make sure your online presence won’t derail your MBA application efforts.
If an admissions team is leaning toward admitting you to their program, it’s possible that they could do a quick Google search on your name before making their final decision. If you’ve demonstrated bad judgment by posting pictures of yourself doing not-so-upstanding things or making offensive or otherwise politically incorrect comments, you’ve given them a reason to move your application to the ding pile.
Want to find out more about what should stay and what needs to go as you assess your social media profile? Click over to read the rest of my guest post, Social Media and Your MBA Application, published on Peterson’s Newswire.
April 19, 2012
*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Marco was ready to start sending in his applications: he proudly displayed his 3.9 GPA … →
*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client.
Marco was ready to start sending in his applications: he proudly displayed his 3.9 GPA from UCLA, a strong 710 GMAT score, and with the help of his consultant, a polished essay that delved into his experience working for a consulting firm in his father’s native Portugal. In addition, he felt confident that his natural leadership style and friendly demeanor would win over personal contacts at his target MBA programs.
There was just one question- how to manage those new contacts online? While sending a Facebook friend request, or just as frequently, receiving one from current students, alumni or even admissions officers while researching MBA programs was easy, Marco wondered how they would perceive the collection of photos and posts making up his profile. It was time for a little profile cleanup.
As captain of his college rugby team, Marco had whole folders of great photos to flip through. Obviously, the action shots that made the school newspaper could stay, and so could the all-smiles team portrait taken with the league trophy his junior year. But when it came to the photos from the party after the championship game, those had to go. Marco carefully made private or deleted any photos that looked a little too “fun” for the professional image he wanted to convey.
The photos from his first company Halloween party went too- the costumes were funny, but didn’t make sense without context. The fun but intense political debates with mom and his uncles back in California over the last election on his wall posts? Sure, public was fine when “public” just meant family and close friends, but not any more.
Marco bounced a few “close calls” off his Stacy Blackman consultant and found some inside jokes with old college friends that didn’t make sense and should go, but also found that an active set of posts on the right topics attested to his professional focus and intellectual curiosity and should stay. They even found a few details he’d forgotten in his basic info, like adding a former employer to match his resume and updating his current location, and finally swept away some outdated “Likes” to reflect his maturing perspectives. Together with his consultant Marco focused on keeping his social media presence clean, mature and presentable, without scrubbing away Marco’s entire personality.
A few minutes to do the same to some other profiles after uploading a fresh new profile photo, and Marco felt confident his Facebook page reflected the strong candidate he’d worked so hard to present on his applications. He accepted all his pending friend requests, along with acceptances to Darden and UCLA.
Do you need help managing your presentation? Stacy Blackman Consulting experts are happy to give you a free consultation on any of your MBA concerns.
July 26, 2010
Coming soon…here are the rules: We will post product photos over the next several days. Be one of the first three to tag or comment on the photo and you will win the product featured. It’s … →
Coming soon…here are the rules:
We will post product photos over the next several days. Be one of the first three to tag or comment on the photo and you will win the product featured.
It’s that simple…just check our Facebook page to see the photo uploads. www.facebook.com/StacyBlackmanConsulting