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Managing Social Media Over Holiday Breaks

Managing Social Media Over Holiday Breaks

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive On this episode of Admissions Live, social media managers offer tips and tricks to keeping your content fresh and engaging for prospective students, new admits and incoming transfer students over the winter break. Guest host Erin Supinka, Social Media Manager at […]

Five Unique Data Fields For Admissions Marketing and Tracking

Five Unique Data Fields For Admissions Marketing and Tracking

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive On this episode, members of the recruitment offices at Saint Joseph’s University discuss how they are on the path to collecting better and more accurate admissions data in order to become better marketers and recruiters. Guest host Melissa Calder, Associate Director […]

Big Announcement: EDUniverse and Higher Ed Live to Merge

Big Announcement: EDUniverse and Higher Ed Live to Merge

mStoner Inc. announced today that it is merging EDUniverse with Higher Ed Live, higher education’s top source for free, weekly, professional development. Both sites are owned and produced by mStoner Inc., a marketing communications agency focusing on higher education brand strategy, design and development. See the official press release and our latest post on mStoner.com.

Customer Service

Customer Service

Originally aired: Monday, December 1 at 1:00pm ET Thinking of students and parents as “customers” has become something of a dirty word in admissions, but as the “front door” for our schools, it’s important that we understand the importance of good customer service. Admissions Live host Chris D’Orso and guests Karen Full, Rick Montgomery, and […]

Using Video for Recruitment

Using Video for Recruitment

Originally aired: Monday, November 3rd at 1:00pm ET Admissions Live host Chris D’Orso and guests Melissa Dix and Amanda Frisbee discussed how Beloit College is doing some cutting-edge work with video, both on their homepage and with their student teams.

Higher Ed Live and Formstack Tweet-up at HighEdWeb

Higher Ed Live and Formstack Tweet-up at HighEdWeb

If you’re attending HighEdWeb next week and if you’re like me, you’re at the point where you’re counting down the minutes until you arrive in Portland. The backchannel is buzzing and I hear there’s already plans in the works for karaoke outings and brunch meet-ups with friends. No doubt, the networking at HighEdWeb is just as robust […]

The Under-Appreciated Transfer Student

The Under-Appreciated Transfer Student

Originally aired: Monday, October 6th at 1:00pm ET Admissions Live host Chris D’Orso and guest Corey Patterson discussed how colleges and universities could — and should — do more for transfer students, at every point along the admissions cycle from inquiry to graduation.

Social Influencers & Their Impact on Recruitment

Social Influencers & Their Impact on Recruitment

Originally aired: Monday, September 15th at 1:00pm ET Your campus is packed with social influencers. Learning how to share their experiences, knowledge, and day-to-day life can help provide a vibrancy to your outreach and can support your recruitment goals. On this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine and guest Meg Bernier discuss best practices […]

E-Expectations 2014

E-Expectations 2014

In this segment of Admissions Live (airdate September 8, 2014), host Chris D’Orso talks with Stephanie Geyer of Noel-Levitz and Lance Merker of OmniUpdate about this year’s E-Expectations survey of college-bound students and their parents.

Studying on the Road: Pursuing a Degree as an Admissions Recruiter

Studying on the Road: Pursuing a Degree as an Admissions Recruiter

In this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine explores the path of an admissions recruiter in pursuit of continuing education, discussing the concerns and difficulties with guests Mark Cleland, Associate Director of Admissions at Becker College and Jeremy Gibbons, Senior Director of Admissions at Southern Vermont College. Tune in as they discuss the best […]

Break The Silos!

Break The Silos!

Originally aired: Monday, August 4th at 1:00pm ET In a preview of their HighEdWeb workshop, Admissions Live host Chris D’Orso and guest Katye Robare Munger discussed how admissions offices and web teams can learn to speak the same language.

Travel Season Planning & Preparation

Travel Season Planning & Preparation

In this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine reviews her top ten tips for recruitment travel alongside guest Elena Wong, West Coast Regional Director of Admissions at Drew University. Tune in as they share tips and tricks for the planning, preparation, and implementation of recruitment travel.

Sexual Assault and Higher Ed

Sexual Assault and Higher Ed

In this segment of Admissions Live (airdate July 14, 2014), host Chris D’Orso talks with Eliza Gray, TIME writer, about her cover story, “Rape: The Crisis In Higher Education.”

5 Reasons Prospective Students Aren’t Finishing Your Application

5 Reasons Prospective Students Aren’t Finishing Your Application

This post is sponsored and written by Formstack, an easy-to-use online form building solution. Online forms are useful for campus visit registrations, applications, financial aid requests, and more. Having a way to collect this data is a great asset, but only if students actually fill them out. According to recent research, the average conversion rate for higher education […]

NEACAC 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference Recap

NEACAC 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference Recap

In this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine recaps #NEACAC2014, the 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), with guest Eliza Dyer, Senior Admissions Counselor at The University of Vermont. Tune in as they share industry trends, new ideas from sessions, and more.

The Campus Visitor Experience and CIVSA

The Campus Visitor Experience and CIVSA

In this segment of Admissions Live (airdate June 2 2014), host Chris D’Orso chats with the executive board from the Collegiate Information & Visitor Services Association live from Chicago on the eve of their 2014 annual conference.

Recruiting Remotely: The Life of a Regional Rep

Recruiting Remotely: The Life of a Regional Rep

In this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine reviews the pros and cons, misconceptions, and best practices of working as a regional representative with Jeffrey McAdam, Regional Director of Admission at Bradley University, Cynthia Williams, Regional Admissions Counselor for the New England Area at Ithaca College, and Kate Gerbode-Grant, Associate Director and New England […]

The Access Challenge

The Access Challenge

In this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine welcomes Don Fraser, Jr. back to the show, ready to hear all about Don’s recent attendance at two important conferences. Don shares his experiences from the First National Conference of the Yes We Must Coalition, followed by his attendance at the Sixth Annual Conference for the […]

Admissions Live: "We Admit... Guidance From Those Who Do"

Admissions Live: “We Admit… Guidance From Those Who Do”

In this segment of Admissions Live (airdate May 4 2014), host Chris D’Orso chats with Lloyd Thacker, Executive Director of the Education Conservancy, on how all of us — not just deans and directors and presidents — can make the admissions process better.

Admitted Student Communities

Admitted Student Communities

In this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine discusses the best techniques to manage admitted student communities with Lougan Bishop, Social Media & Digital Marketing Specialist at Belmont University, Meghan Bates, a student at Texas State University, and Mark Rothbaum from Varsity Outreach. Tune in as they discuss strategies for connecting with admitted students […]

AERA14 Recap with Eric Felix

AERA14 Recap with Eric Felix

Host Chris D’Orso speaks with Eric Felix as he reports from the annual American Educational Research Association meeting. Eric Felix is a doctoral student at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. He is a research assistant working with Dr. Estela Bensimon at the Center for Urban Education. His research interest include: college […]

Social Media Strategy for Orientation

Social Media Strategy for Orientation

As orientation time approaches, do you have a social media strategy in place? Hear from three experts in the field about how they reach out to engage incoming students and parents before, during and after orientation.

Big Data for Predicting Enrollments

Big Data for Predicting Enrollments

In this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine is joined by Ian Mortimer, Vice President for Enrollment at Nazareth College. Tune in as they discuss demonstrated interest and predictive data that supports admissions decisions.

Yield: What Is It and How Can We Do It Better?

Yield: What Is It and How Can We Do It Better?

In this episode of Admissions Live, host Chris D’Orso and guest David DeAngelis join forces to break down silos. How is yield perceived to the external world? Find out how admissions can work effectively with student affairs to ensure incoming students are as prepared as they can possibly be.