As spring break is upon us, we wanted to take a minute to remind you that even though you may be relaxing for the week off, spring break social media never sleeps. Some things that happen on break should stay on break. They should never find their way on to your social media accounts.
Remember if you’re part of a group on Facebook, you will want to make sure you know what the settings are in that group (there will be more about Facebook group settings next week, but for now be aware of who can see your posts). You’re on vacation and there is nothing wrong with sharing what you are doing or what you have done, but remember to keep it appropriate. You don’t want to have to explain that late night to your future employer.
Another thing to keep in mind as we are hitting as we are heading into the last half of the semester, is just because we are on break doesn’t mean everyone else is. If you are excepting a response about graduate school, a job, an internship, or any other possible information of interest and you know you may have limited access to technology, it may be a good idea to set up an automatic response. This way you won’t appear unprofessional and the person emailing you knows you will respond once you are back into the world of technology. If you need help setting an automatic reply, please see here with instructions on how to do that.
The key things to remember during spring break:
DO NOT: post something you will regret or that is illegal in the US
DO have fun and enjoy your break
We will see you after the break with more Know Your Social Media and how to check your Facebook group settings.