Mexico! Bahamas! Spring Break! OH MY!

Spring Break is upon us, and for Penn State students it starts this weekend.  Whether you’re joining your sorority sisters or fraternity brothers in Puerto Vallarta, soaking up the sun with you friends in the Bahamas, or enjoying the beautiful beaches of American in Panama City, there are some tips that each and everyone of you should be aware of.

When it comes to social media and social gatherings, the two don’t typically cross paths so easily.  Based on the content you post during your event or trip, you’re either helping or hurting your social media portfolio.  And what college student actually wants to hurt their portfolio?!  During social gatherings, whether it is a gala, an award show or a cocktail party, you may have more confident in your posts because there will most likely be an official hashtag and you can engage with the others in the same position as you.  When it comes to spring break and social media, I can assure you that there won’t be an official hashtag for how many margaritas you drank that day.

I came across this article about the Do’s and Don’ts of social media during and after your spring break trip, and I think it’s extremely important each student reads over it before setting sail.

To me, spring break is almost the same as the saying “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”.  Future employers and probably most of your followers or friends don’t care to see how you spent five days being drunk out of your mind on the beach with a bunch of random people from other universities.  If you’re gong to resort to social media in the next upcoming weeks, make sure it is tasteful, appropriate, and helps enhance your social media portfolio, not hurt it.