Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” At TargetX, we know the importance of investing not just in our local communities, but in the power of education for our youth. Primarily, we focus our day-to-day jobs in higher education, but as our team members learned, obtaining an education is not always easy.
Today, we’re celebrating 19 years of helping colleges and universities recruit and retain their best-fit students! So we wanted to take a little trip back to 1998 to see what else is reaching this milestone this year, and maybe take a look at what else debuted 19 years ago.
Kristi Kooyman is a Senior Project Manager at TargetX and works out of our Oakland, CA office. We sat down with Kristi this month to learn more about her higher ed experience before TargetX and what her role as a Project Manager entails.
According to a recent study by the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research, 10-40% of college intending students fail to enroll in a university the fall after graduating high school — that’s almost half of enrolled prospective students!
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The second day of the 2017 TargetX Summit featured a Leadership Panel of higher education experts moderated by Scott Jaschik, the editor and CEO of Inside Higher Ed. The panel was entitled “Hell No to the Status Quo: Meeting the Current Challenges in Higher Education” and addressed the tough challenges faced by higher education leaders.
Today was the first day of the 2017 TargetX Summit. It included a Student and Parent Panel entitled “A Change Would Do You Good,” sponsored by Render Experiences. The panel highlighted first-person perspectives from students and parents who have recently been through (or are currently going through) the admissions process to provide attendees with real feedback, straight from the source.
Sasha Peterson, CEO of TargetX, kicked off the 2017 TargetX Summit in Chicago, IL with a keynote address that outlined the agenda of the two-day conference that includes 58 different sessions, as well as revealed a bold new vision for the company.
Guest Post: Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Ruffalo Noel Levitz is a Platinum Sponsor at the 2017 TargetX Summit
Predictive modeling for student search has become a must for any institution that wants to reduce waste in their search buy and maximize the impact of their program by, for lack of a better analogy, fishing where the fish are… For instance, Ruffalo Noel Levitz produces 4 predictive models (Prospect to Application) for each search program, with the idea that students within 100 miles of the university will have very different attributes from those outside of that radius, or even outside the state or on the other side of the country.
Guest Post: SMS-Magic
SMS-Magic is a Platinum Sponsor at the 2017 TargetX Summit
If you happen to stroll around any college campus, you’re likely to see students walking with heads down, engrossed deeply in their mobile devices without caring a dime about the universe around them.
Leah Knapp is a Client Support and Training Specialist at TargetX and works out of her home office in Charleston, South Carolina. We sat down with Leah this month to learn more about her work experience before TargetX and what her role on the Support team entails.
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