Online boasts could harm student's job prospects

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 02, 2013 07:50 hrs

University students have been warned that boasting about their drunken exploits on Facebook could hurt their career prospects.

Undergraduates at Swansea University have been exchanging tales of binge-drinking and lewd behaviour on a page, which has been set up specifically for the purpose.

The social networking site encourages the students to disclose their most disgusting, hilarious and embarrassing confessions.

But academic chiefs and the student union have joined hands to warn students that prospective employers use the internet to gather information about the potential recruits, the Telegraph reported.

They said that such indecent behaviour could result in disciplinary action and warned that the internet was governed by the defamation laws. (ANI)

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