I think I steered you to info you could read while awaiting your appointment info. This is in the Permit to Report info for Class of 2027.
Thank you for the link. It does a good job setting guardrails of what’s permitted and what’s not.I think I steered you to info you could read while awaiting your appointment info. This is in the Permit to Report info for Class of 2027.
Ask yourself “Why do I want to post this? What outcome or validation am I looking for?” That should be your mantra going forward. Is part of the impact of Summer Seminar the unexpected, with the goal of introducing potential applicants to a bit of the flavor of a Plebe Summer? How would your video contribute to that?
Just think it through and make a decision.
And no, I don’t think USNA would be “mad” at you. They might notice and look through your public social media. Now that you have an appointment, sanitizing and tidying up your social media, and being intentional and thoughtful going forward, should be your first choice. Mids are active on social media, and the smart ones stay within the guard rails.
I would wager some upperclassmen might look at a social media post from an incoming plebe, but I doubt it’s all that frequent.Before the swabs arrive at USCGA, cadre get the list of the newcomers to their companies and spend a couple days poking though social media looking for notable items to discuss with each plebe once the summer gets going. They don't often find a lot, but sometimes there's gold. If nothing else gets communicated to you before this summer, know that you do not want to discuss anything with your cadre. I'm not sure if USNA is the same, but I know that I would want nothing out there that made me more nail-like for my hammer-like summer bosses.
Edit: This shouldn't sound more sinister than it is. You're going to get roasted for something, and it can be a problem with unmotivated socks or it can be a bad video from high school. Everyone has a bad sock day but not everyone has a line dancing video (or whatever.)
.If it provides information about your experience I think it's fine and maybe helpful to other candidates at summer seminar later. There are plenty of videos out there about CVWs, the nomination process and 'how I got into (insert college or academy).'
Right, and I think it's fine and potentially helpful to post about your experiences. It's kinda what we're doing here, right? (anonymously, of course).
No two candidates will be served the same … so their experiences and sentiments will be all over the place … No baseline for comparison …
A “How To” YouTube video doing some DIY activity (Painting, Learning to play a musical instrument, repairing something on your vehicle) … is mostly “Objective” …
.Right, and I think it's fine and potentially helpful to post about your experiences. It's kinda what we're doing here, right? (anonymously, of course)
My friend and I watched the Summer Seminar vlogs and got a kick out of it! It was fun seeing the high schoolers engaged and challenging themselves throughout the week. It was cute seeing the bonds they made and how they looked up to the Midshipman. We really enjoy the videos because they show us that our work makes a lasting impact on peoples' lives.
I loved to watch SS/Stem/CVW/Inspire/etc. videos when I applying to said programs. I would say as long as you arent being disrespectful, rude, to people/USNA. It would be appropriate.