Mission Admission is a series of MBA admission tips; a new one is posted each Tuesday.
These days, with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube penetrating most of our lives, we need to take special care to keep our private lives just that—private! Although the MBA admissions committees probably have better things to do than troll the Internet for your private information, you can never truly know if an alumni or student interviewer has taken a few minutes to find out a little more about you online. And while your pages on these sites are likely innocuous, it is still important that you ensure your pages are private so you can exclusively control your content—and thus your interviewer’s perception of you. You don’t want your interviewer’s first impression to be drawn from your vacation photos, but rather from your confident demeanor as you walk in the door and shake his/her hand. So, take a moment and make sure that only those you invite to your pages can learn about you and your life through them.