Congratulations, Boilermakers–you can take a sigh of relief after making it through your papers and midterms, because Spring Break is FINALLY here! We know that while you may be exploring exotic locations or lounging in relaxation at home for the next week, Spring Break is a prime time for updates all across your social media. Remember though that spring break or not, you can still be held accountable for what you post. Follow these spring break social media do’s and don’ts this coming week to stay professionally acceptable, and still show off your awesome break.
#1: DON’T post pictures of yourself with alcohol, especially if you’re under 21. Even if you’re in a country with a lower legal drinking age, it’s illegal here, and still reflects poorly on you in the eyes of employers
But DO post about deliciously exotic new food that will have your followers drooling. After all, you can never go wrong with a shameless food picture #OmNomNom
#2: DON’T post embarrassing pictures of yourself doing…who knows what… with your new beach buds that will come back to haunt you later
But DO make sure to take the extra free time to connect and even network with new friends and influential contacts that you seek out or coincidentally stumble upon
#3: DON’T be irresponsible or make dangerous decisions (we want to see all of your faces safely back here next week)
But DO try new things and be adventurous! Getting out of your comfort zone pushes you to open your eyes, gain confidence, and experience personal growth!
#4: DON’T blast Twitter with a storm of drunken chronicles of your day
But DO keep a journal and write a few sentences every day to look back on in the future and remember your college days with friends
#5 Finally, DON’T spend your whole break tied to your phone, constantly checking for updates
And DO live in the present, soaking up every minute with family, friends, or a little peace and quiet, to make for the perfect spring break
Happy break, Boilers!