How we help students take control of their online persona and privacy

Written by Lexie on August 10, 2020

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Hundreds of students from schools throughout the United States and Europe are using yourself.online to take control of their online persona and privacy and your school can be next.

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Since launching yourself.online we’ve had hundreds of students from colleges and universities use our service including the leading institutions above.

Back to (Virtual) School

For students around the country, summer is coming to an end and it is time to head back to the classroom. However, for most students,back to school will look very different this year. Many colleges and universities are adopting virtual and distance learning options and starting the year with online courses and remote learning. Although lectures and classes may be virtual, one thing does remain the same; college is an opportunity to explore your interests and prepare for your future.

Resumes, cover letters and...social media profiles

Beyond enrolling in specific courses, students join clubs and organizations to explore their career options. Then, whether they decide to apply for a specific job, internship, or graduate school, students will spend countless hours preparing their applications, perfecting their resumes, and tailoring their cover letters. All of this hard work and effort ensures that a student is in the best position to receive that job offer or acceptance letter they strive for. However, there is one more thing that students need to prepare for as it gains traction with admissions counselors and recruiters: their online persona.

Job seekers are currency facing an extremely tough job market and employers (and graduate programs) are using social media to learn more about candidates beyond what they learn from a resume and cover letter. While some are using social media scanning to uncover red flags, others are using social media to determine whether they believe a candidate will fit in with their company or school culture. The world is continuing to shift online and a person’s online reputation and presence is becoming more important than ever and is being scanned more frequently. In order to make sure that students have access to yourself.online and can take control of their online persona and privacy while preparing for their job search, yourself.online partners with colleges and universities to offer our solution and expertise.

College and University Partnerships

By partnering with colleges and universities, we are able to provide students with the tools and resources to take control of where their data is available publicly, remove unwanted social media posts, take action to understand their privacy settings across sites, and find out if they are victims of data breaches. In addition to this, we have a comprehensive series of webinars to proactively guide students through creating the right online persona to be successful.

We are able to provide all of this at a discounted price for schools based on volume and support active engagement with webinars from privacy and persona management experts. These partnerships offer benefits to both students and schools alike:

  • Students will have access to the yourself.online dashboard with personal insights and recommended actions (social media review, privacy walkthroughts, dark web breach scanning), webinars to learn the latest information about privacy and persona management and access to ongoing rescanning and breach updates
  • Colleges and Universities will receive utilization reports on engagement with the tool through a dedicated account manager, aggregated (non-identifiable) data from the social media reviews, and complimentary educational webinars provided to students on privacy and persona management

Want to help your students clean up their online personas? We can help!

We partner with schools both large and small to offer yourself.online to their students at a discounted price and support user engagement with webinars and training. To learn more about our tool and how we can partner with your college or university, schedule a meeting with our team or reach out to us at partnerships@yourself.online.

Interested in cleaning up your online persona?

With yourself.online you can make the right first impression by cleaning up your social media accounts. We quickly analyze your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, find photos and posts that may be harmful to your online persona, and let you delete and archive with our easy to use tool. We then continually scan your connected accounts and will alert you when any potentially harmful content has been found. We also provide Privacy settings walkthroughs and breach monitoring. All backed by our transparent satisfaction guarantee and support from our expert team. Sign up today.