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Ever wondered about the legions of college admissions counselors who visit your high school every year? What is life like on the road? How many schools are they visiting? And what makes for a ‘good’ visit to your school?
Scheduling visits to high schools can be a time-consuming process for both school counselors and admission counselors. That’s why Erica White, former school counselor and now a Product Manager at Hobsons, created RepVisits in 2015. RepVisits brings high schools and college admission counselors together on one website to schedule appointments and organize college fairs.
We’ve all heard that today’s students prefer text messages to just about any other communication medium. But how do you use text messaging effectively? When should you text? Which topics are ‘text-worthy’? What kind of tone should texts have? And how do you incorporate text messaging into your communication strategy – and, more importantly, into your overall enrollment plan? Learn the answers to these and many other burning questions so you can decide whether text messaging is something you should pursue and how to do it successfully.
Hobsons is sponsoring the annual EduTech conference in Brisbane on 30 May – 1 June.
Hobsons' Director, Higher Education Product and Service, APAC shares thoughts on launching Naviance in Australia.
Innovation is an interesting concept, perhaps a little like other big ideas such as ‘excellence’ and ‘beauty’ where each person enjoys a slightly different flavour, but all know it when they see it. If people had to define it in the abstract, they would never reach a suitable agreement. People agree that innovations are new ideas, approaches, products or processes; they often help society do, see or think in new ways. Against the backdrop of current norms, innovations standout as ‘different’. But difference is not all that is required to make something truly innovative.
Hobsons recently surveyed 224 admissions counselors to get their perspective of life on the road. Road warriors from all over the country provided their insights on high school visits, lunch room visits, interactions with high school counselors and students, as well as travel habits throughout the season. Admissions professionals also provided advice for school counselors who host visits on their campus.
Mark Ingarfield, the Team Leader for the university’s Centralised Enquiries and Applicant Response Service [CEARS) had noticed that prospective students were dropping out of the enquiry process at an early stage. Although application numbers were on a par with those of the university’s main competitors he was concerned that quality applicants might be lost.
The University of Liverpool needed to boost conversion rates and reduce the administrative burden on its recruitment team. They turned to Hobsons’ CRM to help streamline their processes and enhance their relationships with students.
Our new piece of #HobsonsInsights is a K-12 focused analysis of recent research on student feedback and progressive reporting. We surveyed 1000+ Australian parents with children of various year levels, attending all different types of schools. The results are aligned to the national funding model and include state-by-state analysis.
To connect learning to life and stay in school, students need to be engaged with their education through three separate dimensions of student life: academically, socially, and emotionally. In this white paper, we lay out many different strategies to engaging all of your students through these three parts of their high school community.
Student retention has gained greater attention in recent years due to increased scrutiny by legislators, accrediting bodies, the media and the general public. However, while a large body of research is available regarding college student retention, many institutions are still grappling with decisions, including which programs and strategies to implement and how to assess their effectiveness.
Cassino, who joined the company last December as Chief Operating Officer with oversight of the company’s Naviance®, Intersect™, and Starfish® product lines, is now responsible for the success of the entire company.
Hobsons acquires RepVisits to expand access to college opportunities for high school students.
Hobsons Announces Finalists for 2016 Education Advances Awards
District names this month’s GEM honorees.
Why do students study abroad, and what drives them to choose one destination over another? Several large studies conducted over the past couple of years show that certain motivations are widely present among students the world over.
Singapore and Hong Kong head up the league table for full-online UK degree study by overseas students in 2015/16. Nigeria, Malaysia and the US follow, with growth in these countries being attributed to greater digital connectivity as well as demands for flexible learning.