How To Get On Facebook At College
One of the best ways to connect with friends and classmates at college is by using Facebook. At one time, this social networking site was exclusive to college students, but today, it has been opened to the general public. Still, this site is by far one of the best ways for college students to connect, and you can continue using this site after college for job networking, roommate hunting, meeting new friends, and staying connected to people in your life.
Getting onto Facebook is easy, and there are many benefits to doing so. You’ll first need to decide whether you want to sign up using a college email or other email. The benefit to using a college email is that it authenticates the fact that you go to or went to this college, which means that there are different options for connecting other people at your college. It depends on the privacy settings that others choose, but when you sign up as part of a college network, often others choose to “unlock” their profiles for other students at the same college so that you can see their profile information before requesting a friendship connection.
You can take your Facebook experience by joining other networks, based on where you live. If you sign up using a non-school email address, this will be your main network. No matter what your sign-up method, it is to your benefit to add everyone you know. As you meet new people, Facebook is not just a way to show your friendship; it is also a great way to connect to share class notes, learn about internship opportunities from one another, and share media.
The sign up process for Facebook is simple. You can fill out as much or as little as you want. It isn’t necessarily good to fill out everything. Yes, you want your profile to be complete, honest, and pertinent for those who want to network with you, but you also don’t want to give out too much personal information. Keep in mind that you’ll often be connecting with people you’ve just met and may not yet know well, so releasing information like your address or phone number might not be a good idea.
In addition, it is important to make sure that your Facebook profile is about more than just a college way to connect with friends. Keep in mind that your parents and potential employers can request your friendship, so pictures from a college party or the use of foul language could reflect poorly on you. Having a fairly clean profile is important if you want to use this site to its fullest.
There’s really no reason not to sign up for Facebook. With easy-to-use privacy settings that allow you to limit how people see your profile, you can safely add yourself to this site, taking advantage of this great opportunity to network with people who can help you in many aspects of your life both now and in the future.