It’s November so students are stressing about college applications and admission offices are pulling their hair out over numbers, funnels, and shaping their class.
In 2013, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) reported that 32 percent of college freshmen applied to seven or more colleges – up 10 percent from 2008. It can be argued that this trend has disrupted the college admissions world in good ways – increasing college access – and not-so-good-ways – intense pressure to stand out among your peers both for prospective students and colleges and universities.
In this episode of Admissions Live, we will explore how new platforms, like ZeeMee, and strategies can help Admission Offices make next level admission connections and, ultimately, decisions and give prospective college students the platform to stand out without stressing out.
Adam CastroAdam Castro currently serves as the Vice President of Admissions at Mercy College, a private, multi-campus, comprehensive college in New York. His portfolio includes the areas of college admissions, marketing, branding, and analytics, and the Student Services Support Center. Prior to arriving at Mercy, Adam spent nearly fifteen years at Bloomfield College, the last seven as Vice President for Enrollment Management overseeing admissions, marketing, and financial aid. Adam is an active member of numerous organizations including the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and NAFSA: Association for International Educators. He is also co-host of Admissions Live, a monthly professional development program on the Higher Ed Live network. A New Jersey resident, Adam received his master’s degree in Public Administration from Kean University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Library Studies.
Darryl serves as Director of Admissions & Recruitment at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He also serves as Director of the Morehouse College Domestic Exchange Program.
Darryl has over 15 years of experience in the areas of education, marketing, public administration and project management. He has served as Assistant Director for Diversity Recruitment at Goizueta Business School at Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia), Director of Admissions & Recruitment @ Albany State University (Albany, Georgia) and Director of Admission & Recruitment @ Edward Waters College (Jacksonville, Florida). In addition, he has held leadership positions with The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Coca-Cola Scholars Program and The United Negro College Fund. Darryl serves on various other boards and committees.
Chris White has been in college admissions for over 20 years (both on the college and high school sides), Chris’ background as a past board member of The Common Application and Naviance advisory council proves he is in high demand and for good reason. His current role is Director of College Counseling at the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High in San Diego, California.
Devon is the Outreach Coordinator for ZeeMee and has worked with some of the biggest and best companies on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. From Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan & Co. to Business Development at Apple, he’s done nothing but crush since birth. Devon is a graduate of Morehouse College and has also studied at Stanford University, The London School of Economics, and Peking University.
Anthony is a proud graduate of Williamsport Area High School in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and was Vice President of his class. He’s participated in various prestigious academic programs such as The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for The Sciences and The Rotary Youth Exchange Program. He hopes to help students like him bring their stories to life.