After implementing Starfish in 2013, Fort Hays State University wanted to give everyone on campus a role in making sure students succeed on campus – including students’ peers. After all, who can talk to a freshman better than a freshman, or to a grad student better than a grad student?
Syracuse University launched Starfish in December 2015. Here are eight tips to consider during implementation.
Three words can strike terror into even the hardiest college admissions officer’s heart: Fall travel season. Maybe you’re super-organized and you have a color-coded spreadsheet from last fall that you’ll use to start setting up visits for fall 2017. Or maybe you’ve always relied on postcard invitations, sticky notes, and printed out emails to track where and when you need to visit.
Did you know that this year’s Hobsons University will feature three full tracks of breakout sessions – nearly 22 sessions – designed specifically for our Starfish community? Whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned power user, we have content that is designed to meet your needs.
Are you ready for a fast-paced, fun and information-packed Hobsons U experience this July in Indianapolis? Here’s some information to give you the pole position for a great conference!
Five key takeaways from the "Improving the Odds of Successful Upward Transfer" webinar.
Can you name every high school and school counselor in your territory? Aside from the day that you visit a school, do you know what’s happening on those campuses throughout the year? When you need more information about a school to evaluate an applicant, or when a counselor needs information to better assess whether a student would be a good fit for your college, is it easy to engage with your colleagues on the other side of the desk? These are some of the questions we wanted to address by creating the Hobsons Counselor Community.
About the author: Brian Estrada spent nine years working as an undergraduate admission officer for Vanderbilt University and Dartmouth College. In 2013, he transitioned to a college counseling position at Providence Academy in Plymouth, Minn. This article was crafted from a session titled “Straight Talk about Counselor Recommendations,” presented at May 2016’s MIDWest joint ACAC conference in Minneapolis and November 2016’s Minnesota ACAC College Counseling Institute. Special thanks to Jessica Forniash (Randolph School-Huntsville, Ala., formerly Vanderbilt University), Kelly Woodward (Creighton University), and Nora Main (Macalester College), who contributed to those sessions and whose insights were incorporated into this article.
Hobsons University will be here before you know it. Not sure what to expect? Tonia Martin, CRM Administrator at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, is a Hobsons U expert who is willing to share three reasons why you should be in Indianapolis this July!
Naviance by Hobsons will be attending the COBIS Annual Conference in London this year for the first time.
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