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Are You Giving Them Enough Context?

by Jeremy Tiers, Director of Admissions Services        I’m asking because context plays an important role in the student recruitment process. And, too often admissions professionals, namely counselors, don’t give prospective students enough of it when telling their school’s story. Here’s what I mean: You start a conversation with a prospect, and you say something like, “We have professors that care and a welcoming community that will quickly feel like home.” You also talk about class sizes and the fact that a high percentage of your recent graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months or a year of graduating. On the...

 

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How Decluttering My Office Increased My Focus and Productivity

by Mandy Green, Busy Coach

A few years ago at the school I was working at, our new basketball arena just opened up so we had a massive reorganization of offices. 

Being the proactive planner that I am, I made sure to plan in advance and I started the packing process about 3 weeks before I was actually going to be allowed to move because I didn’t want to have to be stressed doing it last minute right before our preseason started.

As I was packing up my old office to get ready to move into my new one, I took the time to go through everything piece by piece, little by little every day.  I...

 

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What to Ask After You Lose Your Next Recruit

You’re going to lose prospects. All the time.

Read most of our advice, listen to our podcast, do a great job of following a recruit, make friends with his parents, knock it out of the park on his campus visit…you’ll still lose more than you win.

The important thing to do is what most college coaches don’t do:

Ask the prospect you just lost why you just lost them.

Of course, coaches try to do that once in a while. But as many are finding, they most often get a series of wishy-washy, vanilla, ‘saying something without really saying something’ answers from their prospect that doesn’t give them workable information to use in the future with their next recruit.

 

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Making These Changes Next Recruiting Cycle

by Jeremy Tiers, Director of Admissions Services        In my Inbox among a bunch of “can you help me” emails and workshop contest entries last week was a note from a Senior Admissions Counselor. I led a workshop for the university he worked at a couple of years ago…he’s since moved on to another school. Emails like his are the reason I put so much time and energy into this weekly newsletter. Hearing from admission professionals who have successfully executed strategies I recommended means the world to me. This article I wrote about three words to avoid, and this article about

 

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