jim sargent & the space opera

Jim SargentEpisode 49 is with Jim Sargent, Assistant Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Transfer Admissions at Trinity College. Although his role is fairly new, Jim is not new to Trinity, previously working in Communications. We chat about transfer students and their needs, as well as resources on urban and suburban campuses. We tangent about Pokemon, cats, Star Wars, and rom coms, but get back on track when Jim explains Trinity’s new announcement; becoming test-optional.

 

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ryan hogan, keith warburg & the best bathroom

keithryan hoganEpisode seventeen features Keith Warburg, Social Media and Content Manager and Ryan Hogan, Associate Director of Admissions at Valdosta State University. The guys talk (in southern accents) about their love of southern Georgia. We talk about QR codes and how they can be bad, or so bad they might be good, which leads to a discussion about admissions websites and gathering social media content from students. When it comes to admissions, Yik Yak is seen as a potentially negative platform, but the students at Valdosta turned it around, even providing some information for incoming students.

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Ryan’s awesome QR Code profile pic
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Where in South Georgia?
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nicole lentine & the vhs tape

1115973_740109098960_697067394744921213_oEpisode ten brings some more severe wind chill with Nicole Lentine, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Champlain College. Nicole has been at Champlain for a long time, and it all started with a VHS tape; the one she received as marketing material from the college. She applied there, and only there, and has worked there ever since! We chat about the changing landscape of admissions and student applications, breaking down silos, and the shackles we wear each day; our Fitbits.

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chris d’orso & the unexpected google search

hqdefaultEpisode seven features the closest thing we could get to a celebrity, Chris D’Orso, Assistant Director of Enrollment Communications at Stony Brook University. Aside from being “the Twitter guy” on campus, Chris co-hosts Admissions Live, part of the newly rebranded Higher Ed Live Network. We chat with Chris about breakfast foods, but more interestingly about social media on campus and how to balance the love for the place you work with the love you have for your alma mater. We also do a little digging and find something out about Chris that may be a little less known.

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kristin burns & admissions forever

10961777_10103343578009693_360882522_nEpisode five welcomes Kristin Burns, Marketing Writer at University of California Davis. Even though none of us work in Admissions, we spend a lot of time chatting about the department, thanks to Lougan and Kristin walking down memory lane. We highlight the pros and cons of “class of” groups, while realizing that the incoming class was born right around the same time Happy Gilmore was released. We also talk about the value of the fresh-outta-college opinion Jackie and other current students offer to the workplace, the power of hashtags for incoming students, and studying abroad.

Check out One UC Davis: http://ucdavis.edu/one/

 

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