April 17, 2015 3:07 pm


As we move closer to the national decision date of May 1st, colleges across the country are developing unique yield events to connect current students with their potential incoming class. On this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine speaks with Ma’ayan Plaut, Manager of Social Strategy & Projects and Tanya Aydelott, Assistant Director of Admissions at Oberlin College, together with a current Oberlin student they will reveal how their innovative virtual undergraduate student panels came to be, and the vital role they are playing in connecting accepted students with the Oberlin community.


Episode Host

Nicole Lentine

Nicole Lentine

Nicole Lentine is a senior assistant director of Admissions at Champlain College. Along with recruitment goals and activities, she works with a team of student ambassadors to ensure that the enrollment center’s web and social media outreach helps the right students find their match at Champlain. Nicole has over six years of experience in the industry, and thrives on networking and learning from others to constantly improve and find new ways to connect with students. She speaks about college admissions and digital communication strategies at regional conferences including NEACAC, HigherEdWeb New England, and UBTech.


Ma'ayan Plaut

Ma’ayan is Manager of Social Strategy & Projects in the Office of Communications at Oberlin College, where she graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in cinema studies.

I was a photographer, videographer, co-oper, student blogger, creative sandwich maker, and Oberlin poster child while I was a student. I make Oberlin look great every day on FacebookTwitter, Tumblr, and through the Oberlin Stories Project and the Oberlin blogs. I research, strategize, monitor, and think creatively daily. I am also the creative force behind The Adjective Sandwich, co-founder of the site Why The F*ck Should I Choose Oberlin?, and a trainer for #twitbootcamp.

In her down-time, you can follow Ma’ayan photographer, foodie, writer, or catch her at @maayanplaut on twitter.


Tanya Aydelott

Tanya is Assistant Director of Admission for the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College.

What drew me to the field of higher education–and to Oberlin, in particular–is the prospect of sharing my love of learning with students across the world. Oberlin’s vibrant, close-knit, collaborative, engaged community is constantly inspiring me to do and be more. I love sharing the stories of this campus and student body with prospective students and their parents.

Tanya’s travels for the Admissions office take her to Texas, South America, Latin America, and Asia.