Add|Drop Podcast Episode 2.0: Jim Hundrieser

Brian interviews long-time higher education administrator, Jim Hundrieser, the Associate Managing Principal at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Jim’s association helps colleges build stronger and more diversified business models, identify revenue opportunities, review current practices to streamline operations and embed these opportunities into institutional strategic plans.

TargetX Recap of Dreamforce with Abe Gruber

I chatted with TargetX Sales Engineer, Abe Gruber, about his experience at Salesforce’s big user conference, Dreamforce and what’s in it for higher ed. Here’s what he had to say: AN: For folks who may not know, tell us… what’s Dreamforce?

How to Increase Retention Rates – The Averett University Case Study

Student retention is a high priority at many (if not all) institutions. These institutions, like Averett University, have lofty goals when it comes to retention, but do not have a system in place to support their efforts. Stacy Gato, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Averett University, knew that something needed to change.

Getting the Most Out of the Exhibit Hall at NACAC

During the coming week, many of us will make our annual pilgrimage to the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) conference this year in Columbus, Ohio. Over a quarter of a century ago I attended my first NACAC conference and today I look back at all I have learned on how to make the most of this annual event.

The Three Types of Students That Fill Your Class (and how to recruit them)

Guest Author for this post: Gil Rogers, Chegg Enrollment Services Chegg is a Platinum Sponsor of the 2016 TargetX CRM Summit This post originally appeared on LinkedIn on April 25, 2016 Ah … spring.  The time of year when we start to try to look ahead to our next class while keeping one foot in the fires of yield for this year’s class.

Highlights from TACAC: Trailblazing through Transition

We’ve made it through the National Candidate’s Reply deadline, and although the work of the college admission office is far from over after May 1, many of my colleagues have found time to take a breath and reflect with me on the future predicted by the TACAC Conference last month.

The Top 5 Reasons to Attend the CRM Summit

I may be a little biased, but the CRM Summit is my favorite event of year. I love getting the opportunity to meet our clients and hear their stories every summer! Beyond that, we’ve got a lot of really cool things happening at this year’s Summit and I wanted to share what I think are the top 5 reasons to join us in San Diego in July!

Applicants Gone Wild

Gone are the days of applying to just a couple of colleges by sitting at a computer (or in my case, a typewriter), filling out page after page of questions, crafting creative essays, and sending along a fee by check to each institution.

The Right Communication At The Right Time

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?

Can Text Messaging Simplify the Admissions Process?

Submitting college applications. Sending transcripts. Personalizing essays. Coordinating references. The list goes on and on. Applying to college is often a grueling process, particularly when students lack the guidance and resources to properly navigate the admissions system. Recognizing these issues, the White House’s Office of Public Engagement has teamed up with Huge and Civic Nation to pilot a text messaging program called Up Next.
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