Networking for Admissions Pros

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Gil Rogers joins the show for a valuable conversation about networking opportunities for college admissions and high school counseling professionals. In this show we discuss networking both on and off-line, highlighting trends and best practices, personal branding strategies, this year’s conferences to attend and much more.

While you may know Gil as a member of the Zinch team, who are sponsors of Admissions Live, our decision to have him on was entirely our own. We really wanted a chance to talk with him about networking efforts both from his own experience in higher education and the efforts that he is making at Zinch with their social admissions campaign.

Taken from the live broadcast, February 28, 2012.

Topics discussed during the LIVE broadcast include:

  • Networking Trends
  • Online vs. Offline Networking
  • 2012 Conferences
  • Personal Branding
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Blogging

More questions for Gil? Find him on twitter @gilrogers.

RESOURCES/LINKS

Twitter Resources
Zinch’s “Social Admissions” Twitter Account @socialadmission
http://www.twitter.com/socialadmission

Build your social network on Twitter with Follow EDU
http://followedu.com/

LinkedIn Resources
Where do LinkedIn users work? via Business Insider
Note: The Higher Ed category does include college students.
http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-02-24/tech/31094268_1_college-students-chart-higher-education-category

Zinch’s Social Admission LinkedIn Group
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=3913112&trk=anet_ug_hm

Michael Szcarek‘s LinkedIn Group
College Counseling for the Rest of Us
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/College-Counseling-Rest-Us-3872181?home=&gid=3872181&trk=anet_ug_hm

2012 Conferences
NACAC Annual Conference – Denver, October 4-6
http://www.nacacnet.org/EventsTraining/2012/Pages/default.aspx

NACAC Annual Affiliate Conferences – Find one near you!
http://www.nacacnet.org/EventsTraining/affiliate/Pages/default.aspx

Critical Components – Nashville, May 29 – June 1
http://www.nacacnet.org/EventsTraining/critical/Pages/default.aspx

Higher Ed Web & Social Media Conferences via Karine Joly
http://collegewebeditor.com/blog/index.php/archives/201
2/01/23/top-highered-web-and-social-media-conferences-for-2012/

Noel-Levits Conference – Chicago, July 24-26
https://www.noellevitz.com/events/national-conference-on-student-recruitment-marketing-and-retention

ACT Conference – Chicago, July 11 – 14
http://www.act.org/epc/

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

INIGRAL, the creators of the Schools App on Facebook. Learn how other schools are predicting/improving yield with their social enrollment analysis. Read More

SCVNGR, a Google-funded mobile game about going places, doing challenges and earning points. Check out the recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education about how Dartmouth College admissions utilizes SCVNGR for fun admissions events and tours. Read More

WELCOME TO COLLEGE, who believe it’s all in the visit and have created web & mobile applications to help institutions measure and manage their most critical recruitment tool, the college visit. With over 15,000 ratings on the Welcome to College site, check out how your institution is stacking up. Find out more about becoming a Welcome to College school partner. Read More

ZINCH.com, the leader in social admissions. Zinch is offering a free webinar, next Wednesday. March 7th at 2 pm ET. The Zinch China team will review best practices in two critical areas. First, the applications themselves — evaluating credentials, assessing extra-curricular activities and awards, and conducting interviews. Second, managing Chinese social media, while ensuring that your brand name is being protected against misuse by agents and others. Read More


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