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Graduate Peers' Schedules

Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.


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Tools to Maintain a Professional Social Media Presence

Using social media seems to be a Catch-22: If you have a well-designed profile on LinkedIn or Facebook, the employer may look more highly upon you, however, if you have one bad image, a comment that may seem offensive (religious, political), or even if you join the wrong group, the employer may base his/her hiring decision on that (SmartBlog on Leadership).

Reppler ProfileWhat does this mean for you? It is important to maintain a professional online presence. You never know who will be Googling your name or searching for you on Facebook/LinkedIn (students, students' parents, prospective students, employers). Here are some tools to help you build a clean online presence:

  • PhotoBox! - iPhone app that allows you to untag yourself from multiple Facebook images at once
  • Reppler - A free tool that scans your Facebook profile for inappropriate content, privacy and security risks, and gives you an overview of your networks
  • BrandYourself - type in your full name and see how you rank in the Google search results

Additional Readings:

Also, stay tuned for the "Web 2.0: Building a Digital Reputation and Finding a Job" workshop. More details will be posted early in May.

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