Education planning guide: The social side of education

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Higher education is a social experience. Social media, social learning and social life all play important roles in the college experience.

This Education Planning Guide focuses on making the most of the social side of education.

Colleges embrace new world of social media

Colleges are using social media to get the message to students.


College applicants should be cautious with social media

More and more schools are looking at social media posts for at least some students.


Group projects in class prepare students for careers

The ability to work in a team tops the list of most desirable skills for employers, according to a recent survey.


Rules and means of communication between professors and students are changing

In an era of social media, the rules of communication outside class have changed.


College study groups offer a social way of learning

Three students must decide what kind of futures they want for themselves. Unfortunately, even a good opportunity can be fraught with disappointment.


Volunteer efforts spruce up students' resumes

How students spend time outside of the classroom can be almost as important as how they spend their time inside the classroom.


Navigating pitfalls of college social life

Be careful, college might not be what it's "cracked up to be," socially.


Websites, social media offer treasure trove of information

Lots of information about higher education choices can be found on college websites, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.


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