RepVisits – Taking the Pain Out of Visit Scheduling

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.

The Art of Texting Students

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.

Getting Serious about Student Retention at SUNY Broome

This webinar focuses on advice and “lessons learned” in the early stages of implementing the Starfish platform at a community college. As Heather Darrow said, “In the beginning it seemed very abstract – I know it can be hard to conceptualize how Starfish will work. But I figured it out, and others can too. I look forward to helping other schools!”

“It Takes a Village” - Building Relationships to Ensure Student Success in Admissions

Hobsons is introducing a new community to help school counselors and college admissions officers network more effectively. We believe that creating close working relationships and simplifying connections between professionals "on both sides of the desk" can be a huge benefit to students. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the Hobsons Counselor Community - what it is, what it means for you and your students, and how you can participate.

Opportunities to Engage First Year Students at Community Colleges

As part of the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) led by the Chancellor’s Office, Los Medanos College began implementing tools from the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform – specifically, early alert and degree planning – in 2015. In this Webinar, you’ll learn about their recipe for implementing student success technologies within a statewide initiative.

Naviance: What’s New and Notable for 2016-17

In this webinar, you’ll learn what’s new in Naviance for the 2016-17 school year. You’ll also receive a preview of what’s on the horizon.

Increasing Retention Through an Integrated Student Experience Approach

This webinar will focus on effective implementation strategies, student success and retention outcomes, lessons learned and NECC’s plans for an integrated student experience using Starfish to increase student retention and success.

Move from Marketing to Matching in College Admissions

Join Amy Reitz, Director of Product Management for Matching Solutions, to learn how Hobsons is helping universities move from marketing to matching in the college admission process and building tools to foster better collaboration between high schools and higher education institutions.

From Throwing Stones to Creating Ripples: Ramapo’s Approach to Student Success

Participants of this session will hear a case study of Ramapo’s implementation and execution of Starfish and how intentionality, collaboration, and closing the loop have increased student success. In the process, Ramapo has learned that using Starfish not only allowed us to better connect with our students, but enabled us to better connect with ourselves. We will review specific examples of how student success metrics have improved as a result of Starfish implementation on our campus and also examples of how student-focused offices have leveraged the technology to create ripple effects that extend campus-wide.

California College Readiness Block Grants

The upcoming release of $200 million dollar in block grants for college and career readiness by the California Department of Education signals a growing focus on preparing California students for life after high school and long-term success. Join a panel of educators and experts for a timely Webinar to better understand the opportunities and the implications of the grants.


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