In today’s technology-driven world, high school students are using their smartphones to communicate not only with friends and family, but also college admissions. They’re finding and adapting new types of communication to fit their college-bound needs. So how do admissions counselors optimize mobile technology to recruit and enroll their future students?
Many people are skeptic of social media in higher education. We beg to differ. The issue is that most colleges implement a social media strategy to engage prospective students, and more often than not, fail to see the return on their investment.
Reflecting on the latest data from the 2015 Social Admissions Report made us consider: What are the most important questions your admissions team should be asking about student recruitment and mobile? We’ve assembled our top 4 below along with pro tips for making the most out of your efforts.
The Social Admissions Report, in partnership with Chegg, has redefined the way admission departments perceive how students research and communicate during the college admissions process. Three years since its first installment, our report exposes millennials’ rapidly-changing digital, social and mobile behaviors – a nod to advancing technologies and their need to consume everything online.
In anticipation of next week’s webinar with Chegg, Selfies, Snapchat, So What?: The 2015 Social Admissions Report, we’ve put together an infographic tracking the latest and greatest trends in how students approach the college search process. Take a visual tour of our survey findings below.
When prospective students visit your campus, what questions are they trying to answer?
Will I fit in here? Will I meet people like me? Will I be successful and happy here?
We have aggregated Uversity user data to dig into how in-person and online interactions differ in answering these fundamental questions about student fit.
Douglas College is known for delivering one of the most comprehensive and diverse orientation campaigns in the province of British Columbia, serving a wide variety of students, parents and partners. However, a significant percentage of students were still missing out on this vital transition experience.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Darcy Luckett, a mom of three and full-time nurse who decided to continue her education and pursue a joint Bachelors and Masters degree in Nursing and Education at Western Governors University.
Given the ever-changing healthcare landscape, Darcy knew she had to obtain a higher degree in order to further her career.
Yesterday Facebook announced its acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp for a reported $19 billion. This is the latest in a series of strategic purchases, including Instagram (April 9, 2012 for $1 billion) that demonstrates Facebook’s dedication to remaining the dominant social network in the world.
There’s been a media flurry asserting a decline in Facebook’s users, particularly among teenagers. One non-peer reviewed article even went so far as to claim that Facebook will lose 80% of its users by 2017, likening Facebook adoption to an infectious disease that spreads and then dies (later rebuffed by media outlets).