Learn more about Vinu Vijayan
Vinu has been at TargetX for almost two years, and works remotely in Albany, NY. As a Virtual Admin Consultant he helps some of our clients manage their CRM and ensures that they are getting the most out of their TargetX products.
From recent trends in social media usage and shifts in student use of digital tools, this year’s edition of the Social Admissions Report will provide the information you need to stay up-to-date with what prospective students want and the best ways to communicate with them.
According to the NACAC State of College Admissions report, the number of applications at colleges and universities continues to grow. From Fall 2014 to Fall 2015 applications are up across the board—with a 6% increase for freshmen applications, 4% increase for transfers, and 23% increase for international students.
Happy #GivingTuesday! Now that everyone’s bellies are stuffed and your wallet is begging you to give it a rest from all the shopping this weekend, it’s time to give back. TargetX is a big supporter of #GivingTuesday and its motto, “a day when the world comes together!”
I asked CRM Consultant and committee member of TargetX’s philanthropic initiative, Power of X, Megan Sneeringer, what she thought about #GivingTuesday and how higher ed can benefit from the special day.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the previous year—the good things we have and what we are grateful for. We are incredibly thankful to have a group of clients that are innovative leaders in higher education—your drive inspires us to continue to create a better place for students.
The single largest challenge facing the University of Nevada, Reno, according to its Director of Admissions, Steve Maples, was “consistent growth” and the need to reach more students farther away. Maples and his staff needed the right system to help them with effective and efficient communications, outreach, and events to approach the “out-of-state-like” Las Vegas market and beyond.
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.
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?
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.
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.