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5 Instagram accounts that every college student should check out

Youíre going to spend time on Instagram. Here's how to make the most of it!
BY BrainGain Magazine Staff Writer |   23-03-2022

5 Instagram accounts that you have to follow as a student
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Let’s face it - Instagram is a platform for the youth! That’s what the numbers say anyway. According to Statista, over two-thirds of Instagram users are under the age of 34. And most of them come from countries like India (201 million users) and the United States (157 million).

So, if you’re a university student who enjoys posting stories, making reels, and browsing filters like so many of us – we’ve picked five accounts that you can follow. Our choices have both style and substance. Go on then - have a browse!
 

  1. Subway Book Review
    This Insta account was created in 2014 by Uli Beutter Cohen. Uli takes the subway and asks commuters about the books they’re reading and also themselves. So, when she meets Claire Feuer, founder of Subway Social Club at the Clinton Washington Station in Brooklyn, it’s not just Claire’s book (The Power of Strangers) that they talk about but also how the book is helping Claire's club.
    And when she meets, Michael, who is reading Anxious People, it's fascinating to hear that he's also starting a new job on Monday.
    If you've ever seen someone reading in public and been tempted to ask them how they like their book - there is no better account to follow!

    Over 140,000 followers agree.

     
  2. KWOOK (@kwo.owk)
    Kevin Tatar’s Insta says CEO of Breakfast and frankly that’s enough reason for us to follow. Although he’s not a chef, Kevin posts recipes for students including healthier versions of the Taco Bell crunchwrap supreme, and reviews of international breakfast foods ranging from the savoury congee of China to the Aloo Masala Dosa from southern India.

    His recipes are budget friendly and beginner friendly so if you want to balance your budget and your health - we suggest a follow!

     
  3. National Geographic (@natgeo)
    This is your chance to explore our world through the brilliant intersection of image and stories that defines the National Geographic.  Even when the stories are complicated - for instance, the one behind Steve McCurry’s 1984 photograph of Sharbat Gula, National Geographic often sets a trend, inspires debate, and defines key cultural moments.  The iconic photograph is question not only left a searing impression on the mind of many but went on to later open the question of consent between a photographer and a subject.

     So, if you are committed not just to the idea of a degree but to the idea of an education - this is an account worth following.

     
  4. Your college/university’s page
    If they have one – and most do, connecting with your college on Instagram will undoubtedly prove useful. College accounts post news of campus events, whether it’s lectures and seminars or society get-togethers or even job fairs. There are also snapshots of student life and scenes from campus.  In our post-COVID world, this can help prospective students to get a real sense of what college life might look like, and for current students to sustain a sense of community especially if they are enrolled online.
    Definitely an easy decision to make!


     
  5. Adam Grant (@adamgrant)
    Following him will make the impending transition from Instagram to LinkedIn pretty smooth (in case you haven’t made it already). His feed is not focused on aesthetics but is filled with insights from his work as an organizational psychologist at the Wharton School of Business. Prof. Grant shares snippets from his research on work cultures, performance, and friendships and even smartphone use!
    His insights will empower you to make better decisions about the next phase of your career. And if you're already working, you can learn from cutting edge research on topics ranging from productivity to toxic positivity. Highly recommend!


    Are there any accounts that you find both useful and entertaining as an interational student? Email us !
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