Tidy up your online presence
In admissions, I would spend typically about 15 minutes reading an application. I did not go off the application, meaning I didn’t go and search for the candidate on LinkedIn or try to follow them on Instagram. I just read what was in front of me. That said, I think that it’s wise to clean everything up and make it professional because during this process, either through diversity weekends or different recruiting events, pre-MBA things, you end up meeting a lot of people. When you give them your card or when you connect with them on LinkedIn, it’s good that what you have on those sites matches that perfectly crafted resume that you put together. Also, occasionally, I would contact an applicant through Gmail, and you can put that nice photo on there with a caption of the kind of work that you do. Occasionally, I would see photos that just weren’t the best photo. You don’t need to get professional headshots taken, but something sophisticated that indicates that you are a professional. Okay, you know what to do. You’re mature. You’re thoughtful. Just make it all sync up and look great.