Posted: March 20, 2014, 12:15 a.m.
by Maggie Jones.
With Spring Break 2014 in full swing, there is an abundance of high school and college students jetting to the beaches. Perhaps many will have a nice, relaxing vacation from school, but with the reputations spring-breakers have, it will more likely be a booze-cruzin’, drunk-beachin’, regrettable time.
The week of spring break is filled with decisions that could make or break you. If you survive spring break with a nice tan, good memories and tasteful beach pictures, then you did great! But, if you end up with a broken bone, jail time or loss of pride, then it might not have been a beneficial vacation.
We spend a lifetime forming a reputation that portrays who we are. In just one week our hopes and dreams could be crushed. As college students planning for future careers, we hope to retain our positive reputation and grow from our experiences.
Maintaining a positive image on social media that is appealing and doesn’t draw the wrong attention can be a challenge for those who enjoy a good time.
On social media sites, the majority of information created is available to everyone. It is smart to always be mindful of pictures and content displayed at all times, but especially throughout the week of spring break. We become immersed in the fun, party atmosphere of the week, but may forget that others are always watching and nothing can ever be permanently removed.
Although you may want to upload those bikini, beer pictures on the beach, your future employer may not be amused. A careless decision could cause you to miss out on a great career opportunity.
Keeping a clean social media presence exhibits a good reputation, professional attitude and attractive employee potential. Each of these will advance you in life and not hold you back to the days of college spring break. Getting drunk may give you pep, but misbehaving gives you a bad rep.