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Online Image Important to LU Students

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The "selfie" photo may be a thing of the past at Lawrence University, at least among students job searching.

The university is providing a service it hopes will boost online resumes.

The service allows current students to sign up for professional head-shots, by a university photographer. 

Many of the images will wipe out the "selfie" on social media and online resume web sites.

"I think you can tell when someone's taking a selfie. It's a funny angle. It's funny lighting. It doesn't look as good. I think a professional photo shows that you put in some effort, time and thought into actually having yourself look like you could join the job force," said Clare Pfeifer, a senior at the university. 

University photographer Rachel Crowl came up with the idea.

She says it's never been so important for students to manage their online image.

Crowl said, "I think having a good quality head shot of yourself is like digital currency in the 21st century."

The program was launched three weeks ago. So far about 120 students have taken advantage of it ranging from freshmen to seniors.

Craig Gagnon, Associate Vice President of Communications said, "Employers and I'm an employer, often times will go to look at a person's Linked In profile or Facebook account, maybe even before they interview them. So the way they project themselves is critical."

The photos are free for students which would normally cost a significant fee.

Pfeifer said, "I think people take a lot away from a face when they first see it. I think it can be very important for your image especially for getting hired. Whether people know you or not they can judge you just solely from your face."

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