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Embrace the Snake: Taylor Swift and Reclaiming Your Online Narrative

Nowadays, news trends through hashtags instead of just sound-bites. It’s easier than ever to keep track of current events by checking out Twitter’s “Trends for you Sidebar.” The right hashtag can be educational, uniting people under causes and allowing people to track news about specific events or people Unfortunately, not all hashtags are created equal. […]

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4 Digital Soft Skills College Freshmen Need to Succeed

  Welcome to college, class of 2021! A time of excitement and anxiety, independence and responsibility, and more late night burrito runs than I’d like to admit. I remember the night before moved in: I didn’t sleep. I tossed and turned to the point that I made myself sick. Sick with the excitement and anxiety […]

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#Hired: Digital Reputation Advice for the Class of 2017

Congrats to the class of 2017! Whether you are graduating with your bachelor’s degree, receiving your masters or even a high school diploma – the job market has changed since you started your program and how you can leverage social tools for your career advancement. This is a good thing!  This is the third year I’ve written […]

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Digital Wellness Toolkit for College Students

Technology is part of our lives – every single day. College-aged students have been found to spend upwards to half of their day online. So, the digital leadership education programs I provide to students include skills for healthy technology use. Last year I wrote a post called Cultivating Digital Wellness Skills in College Students, which included […]

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Student Transitions, Stress and Social Media

How can theories created twenty years ago help educators understand student development through a digital lens? I recently used Nancy Schlossberg’s (1995) Transition Theory as part of my dissertation to do just that. This theory looks at identity through transitions and the perceptions one has during them. I wondered during my research, would Schlossberg “like” social […]

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