Higher education students should take a second look at what they post on Facebook

College students are urged to avoid posting inappropriate or unprofessional things on Facebook.
College students are urged to avoid posting inappropriate or unprofessional things on Facebook.

Many college students are working hard to ensure that upon graduation they will be able to find a job in an industry of their choice. These individuals are taking the right classes, completing successful internships and participating in a variety of student activities. Using all of their hard work, 90 percent of higher education students expect to find a job after graduation, according to a recent Associated Press-Viacom poll.

Although a college degree and relevant experience can help a student find a job, a new study finds that people may want to be more concerned about what they put on their Facebook profile during their job hunt.

Larry Chiagouris, a faculty member at Pace University, recent led a study that analyzed 400 Facebook profiles of college students across the country. His research found that about 76 percent of students have something on their webpage that employers could view as offensive, whether it was text or a photo.

In order to avoid losing a job simply because of a distasteful profile, Chiagouris recommends that college students remove all material from their site that does not show them in a professional light.

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