Admissions Live - April in Admissions: Balancing Work without Burning Out

April 17, 2018

April is notorious for being one of the most challenging months in admissions. It seems to be a time when there's rarely a chance to take a breath, never mind a day off. There are yield events, counselor programs and vacation visitors on campus. We're jumping into spring travel. The cycle starts for the next wave of prospective students in junior and sophomore years. It can make your head spin. Despite all this, an enrollment team must be ready for anything and operating at its best.

On this episode of Admissions Live, we sit down with Brandon Kennedy. Brandon is associate director of admissions at Castleton University. We'll discuss tips for balancing professional commitments and maintaining health and well-being.


Student Affairs Live - How College Affects Students

April 5, 2018

Higher and post-secondary education professionals face intense scrutiny on several fronts. In these roles, we must have a working knowledge of college impact. And so, we need to understand the metrics that prove effectiveness. The newest volume of How College Affects Students builds on decades of research and incorporates findings from 2002 to 2013. It serves as an important resource for educators, administrators, researchers, and policymakers. The book reveals how colleges affect undergraduates economic, career, and quality of life outcomes. It provides evidence-based insights on the value of higher education. Join Student Affairs Live co-host Heather Shea on Wednesday, April 4. She'll speak with the authors of How College Affects Students. Hear how they distilled research for use in and beyond higher education. Heather talks with Drs. Matthew Mayhew, Alyssa Rockenbach, Nicholas Bowman, Tricia Seifert, and Gregory Wolniak.


Higher Ed Live Special Edition - Small Shop, Big Reach

April 3, 2018

Chris D'Orso is back for a special broadcast with Zachary Seidel from the NCAA Bracket-busting UMBC. During their historic run, UMBC's social media content stood up to big-time brands and won the hearts of thousands of new followers. Hear how this small communications team leveraged the March Madness spotlight to boost reach.


Marketing Live - The Art and Science of Handshake

March 29, 2018

Just a few years ago Garrett Lord was a student at Michigan Tech. Now he's the CEO of a career service platform called Handshake. His technology is helping students navigate their career search at 500 universities across the country. Tune in to learn how this tool supports students, schools, and employers. Garrett will share some of the science behind the platform, including AI and machine learning. We'll dig into how Handshake approaches problem-solving for its diverse user base.


Higher Ed Live Special Edition - Gators, Haters and the First Amendment: When a White Supremacist Comes to Campus

March 29, 2018

In the past several years many higher education institutions have come under attack by groups of radicals who are determined to push the limits of the First Amendment. On October 19, 2017, the University of Florida faced this threat when white supremacist Richard Spencer held an event on campus. As a result of high levels of preparation, coordination and luck, the day passed without incident. Nicole Yucht, assistant vice president of UF Communications and Major Brad Barber, assistant director of the UF Police Department will talk about the communication efforts before, during and after the event and will share lessons learned when Gators meet haters and clash over the First Amendment.


Student Affairs Live - Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

March 28, 2018

Join the conversation with, Sara Goldrick-Rab, author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream as she shares research, issues, and strategies that are affecting affordability and student success. Please contribute to the conversation by emailing questions before the show to or by tweeting live during the show using the #higheredlive hashtag. We’ll do our best to incorporate questions from viewers (with attribution) into the live conversation.


Marketing Live - Let the Story do the Work

March 22, 2018

At the heart of leadership lies persuasion. At the heart of persuasion lies storytelling. On this episode of Marketing Live, author, storytelling expert, and former admissions officer Esther Choy will dissect the art and science of storytelling. She'll share insights on the power of story and how to use it to your advantage. Esther will discuss how to find the perfect hook, how to structure your story, and how to bring facts and data to life.


Admissions Live - Maintaining Inbox Zero

March 20, 2018

Email is critical to our business practices. So much so that the French had to write into law that you don’t have to check your work email when you go home. Over the last twenty years, it has replaced countless old technologies. From the office memo to the phone call, we use email for mass and interpersonal communication. More recently, transactional email has become the ultimate nudge. Daily reminders and digests flood our inboxes morning and night. There is a huge variety of communication in our inboxes. It's no wonder we have trouble keeping things organized. Ashley Budd join Admissions Live host Nicole Lentine. Tune in to hear pro tips and tricks for achieving and maintaining the elusive "inbox zero."


Admissions Live - Student Activism: The Impact on College Admissions

March 7, 2018

The recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has provoked a significant increase in student activism across the country and lead to questions about how this may affect college admissions. Many institutions have made public statements on the issue, ensuring prospective students that their admissions decisions would not be negatively impacted by discipline stemming from peaceful, lawful activism. On this episode of Admissions Live, we sit down with Stefanie Niles, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Dickinson College and NACAC President-Elect, and Eric Hoover, a senior writer at the Chronicle for Higher Education, to discuss this timely topic and how it may impact the future of college admissions.