In connection with the article posted above, "How to Attract + Convert Generation Z With Social Proof" , this article suggests three identifying characteristics of Generation Z prospective students, and further, relevant implications for college leaders.
Colleges, universities and other educational institutions are utilizing this network in a number of creative ways. Here is a display of the creative ways various universities are using Snapchat to reach their students, as well as showcase their campus for prospective students.
See Examples in This Article HERE.
Add Your Fellow Institutions on Snapchat!
If your institution already has a Snapchat account, you can access a directory of other colleges' and universities' Snapchat accounts to add to your list of friends HERE.
Inspiring students to consider and work towards going to college requires their counselors to draw on a number of techniques, technologies, tools and programs like college tours. Many counselors report that tours can often be the catalyst or tipping point for a child who could go either way. But taking students on tours demands both time and money, things that are typically (well, always!) in limited supply among counselors and school systems.
As admissions officers, how to work toward making campus visits easier, more cost-efficient and more valuable to students? In seeking answers to these challenges, a 2016 College Tour Survey was distributed to nearly 2,400 high school counselors throughout the country (most of whom are affiliated with GEAR UP, TRIO, and AVID programs). What was found was both a wide variance in answers for some questions, then almost universal agreement on others.
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Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex — and traditional pillars of management are obsolete, says Yves Morieux. So, he says, it falls to individual employees to navigate the rabbit's warren of interdependencies.
In this energetic talk, Morieux offers six rules for "smart simplicity." Using six key rules, it encourages employees to cooperate in order to solve long-term problems. It isn’t just about reducing costs and increasing profit -- it’s about maximizing engagement through all levels of a company.
12 minutes in length. Watch here.
Current Trends in Higher Education | The College Board
Use this extensive resource (via the links below) to discover trends in a range of topics in college admissions and enrollment: student aid, college pricing, revenues, expenditures, tuition discounting, and more.
Hosted by AACRAO, the College Board, & NACAC
This is a joint 3-part webinar series to provide information and resources to college admission officers, with focus on the recent changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This series aims to help admissions officers better understand the move to an earlier submission date.
You may register for free and watch anytime by clicking each webinar's respective link below.
Part 1: Prepping for Prior-Prior Year: Key Questions for Admission Offices
Developed to help identify opportunities, challenges, and factors to consider to assure a successful transition. Real-life examples from colleagues across the country are also shared. (58 minutes in length)
Part 2: Essential Information for "Road Warriors": Helping Admission Staff Talk with Students and Families about the 2017-2018 FAFSA (Registration required [free])
Admission recruiters are often the first point of contact with families regarding the financial aid process. The 2017 – 2018 FAFSA will be available in October 2016 and recent changes (Prior-Prior Year / Early FAFSA) have created questions and concerns. In order to effectively communicate these changes to this population, admission staff need to be adequately prepared before they hit the road. In this webinar, presenters will discuss best practices in preparing admission officers to speak about early FAFSA to students and families. (1 hour in length)
Part 3: Practical Implications for the 2017-2018 FAFSA on Admission and Enrollment Management Offices (Registration required [free])
In this third and final webinar, you will receive the latest update from a Department of Education, Federal Student Aid representative on the issue, as well as a review of an AACRAO Sixty Second Survey on institutional responses to the changes. You will also hear from presenters who will discuss how their offices are handling the changes. (1 hour in length)
Article | How to Kill it at Snapchat: For Higher Education
Snapchat is the country’s second most loved social media platform behind Facebook, and eMarketer reported almost half of Snapchat’s users are 18- to 24-year-olds. With 77% of college students using this app at least once a day and half of students using this app as a main avenue for communication, it only makes sense that universities take advantage of this platform for admissions and community involvement.
Article | How to Attract + Convert Generation Z With Social Proof
Born near or at the turn of the century, Gen Z (born after 1995) has been shaped by the turmoil of terrorism, economic recession, and technological advancement. They’re “practical pragmatists”; they’ve never known a world without the internet or smartphones; and they value peer opinions above all other influences. How to make that work for you?
For more reading on this, check out follow up article "Recruiting Gen Z: No More Business As Usual " also on our Resources page.
Summary: Financial Aid Need To Know
New changes are coming to the FAFSA— the Free Application for Federal Student Aid required to receive federal aid -- make it easier than ever to secure the money you need for college. Learn more about these changes in this one-minute video from the NACAC Annual Conference (Sept 2016): Financial Aid doesn't have to be scary! Share with your students!
Indianapolis, a city with abundant history, hospitality, and high-speeds will serve as the location for the 2016 NODA Annual Conference. Join us at the crossroads of America and connect with your fellow NODA members, learn about best practices, and re-discover your love for orientation, transition, and retention.
More Information: http://www.nodaweb.org/?page=NODAC
MPSEOC Welcome Packet
Intended for new members (and those of you who would like to brush up!) to gain understanding of MPSEOC, of the events we put on each year, and of how you can be involved in promoting higher education to students in Montana. Here, you can find our calendar of student-focused events, opportunities for professional development, and listings of web-based membership resources (including networking opportunities).