There's lots of buzz about social media as it applies to colleges and college admissions. Let's take a look at some of what has been written about a relatively new player in that arena: LinkedIn the “World's Largest Professional Network." Have you heard of LinkedIn? If not, you should investigate it. I found one interesting article on CNET.com that addresses LinkedIn's college-related social media initiative.
The thrust of the article is “Could LinkedIn give students an 'in' with college admissions?" In today's frenetic and high-pressure college admissions world, any edge applicants can get is worth investigating. Writer Sumi Das notes, “With a lowered age requirement, LinkedIn hopes to welcome more teens. Its university pages aim to provide prospective students with info on how they're connected to a school and suggestions on how to achieve career goals."