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Three Great Education Articles You Might Have Missed this Fall

The school year starts and then BAM. It’s Thanksgiving. How did that happen? If you’re anything like me, I always have this lofty goal of setting aside 30 minutes each day to review industry news and make sure I’m staying up-to-date with the latest and greatest. Does it happen? Not nearly as often as it should, but lucky for you, we’re here to help! Here are three great pieces you need to check out if you’re in higher ed!   [...]

2017-11-14T09:52:07+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Admissions|0 Comments

An In-Depth Look Into the Emotional & Social Intelligence of Generation Z

THE ECHOVATE COLLEGE STUDENT STUDY The white paper includes data from Echovate’s original research during a nationwide survey that included more than 1,100 currently enrolled colleges students from over 750 institutions. “Generation Z is being heavily researched by many prestigious groups across the country. There’s data around how they’ll spend their money and who they are likely to vote for, but we wanted to specifically look at the emotional and social intelligence of today’s college student. Who really are these [...]

2017-11-06T10:43:41+00:00 November 7th, 2017|White Paper|0 Comments

WEBINAR: The Future of EdTech with Mark Grovic

LISTEN TO THE RECORDING Undoubtedly, technology has influenced every part of higher education from the application process to virtual classrooms to career services. While these advances have made higher education more accessible to many, it’s difficult to weed through the options and make the best selections for students, educators, and administrators. Join us for a 30-minute chat and Q&A with Mark Grovic, co-founder of New Markets Venture Partners, about the future of education technology. [...]

2017-10-19T11:13:29+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Webinar|0 Comments

NACAC 2017 – A Round Up from Last Week’s Conference

Phewww, I don’t know about the rest of you, but it’s taken us a few days to catch our breath after an amazing time in Boston last week. As NACAC newbies, the conference definitely exceeded our expectations in every possible way. Here are a few of our takeaways from last week’s event: 1. Kudos the NACAC Team for putting together an amazing event. Their team provided excellent exhibitor support. The registration process was seamless. Their materials were well designed and [...]

2017-09-21T11:48:59+00:00 September 21st, 2017|NACAC|0 Comments

Five Innovative Companies We’re Excited to See at NACAC

The trip to Boston is less than two weeks away, and we are so excited about the range of content and diversity of attendees who will be joining us! We’ll be one of more than 200 exhibitors you’ll be visiting on the exhibit floor. Like many of you, we spent a little time doing some research on our future neighbors, and we must admit - we’re in great company! Here are five of the companies we are the most [...]

2017-10-10T09:32:46+00:00 August 29th, 2017|NACAC|0 Comments

Using Emotional & Social Intelligence Data to Revolutionize College Admissions

As more students graduate from high school each year, more inevitably apply to college. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, “Between the Fall 2014 and Fall 2015 admission cycles, the number of applications from first-time freshmen increased 6 percent.” So what does that increase mean for our future scholars? More applicants means a more competitive college admissions process. And therein lies the challenge. For decades, colleges have admitted students based almost exclusively on academic performance — [...]

2017-10-09T09:43:47+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Admissions|0 Comments

A college admissions dean learns something new as his son starts looking at schools

By Valerie Strauss for the Washington Post Ken Anselment is dean of admissions and financial aid at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. Now his son is a high school junior and the college search is on, giving him a different admissions experience. Anselment says he is learning something new about college admissions, specifically about the come-ons from companies to families promising to help them through the admissions process — for a fee. In this post, he warns families and high [...]

2017-08-16T15:37:23+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Admissions|0 Comments

Rethinking College Admissions

By Frank Bruni for the New York Times Over recent years there’s been a steady escalation of concern about the admissions process at the most revered, selective American colleges. And little by little, those colleges have made tweaks. But I get the thrilling sense that something bigger is about to give. The best evidence is a report to be released on Wednesday. I received an advance copy. Titled “Turning the Tide,” it’s the work primarily of the Harvard Graduate School [...]

2017-08-17T10:03:37+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Admissions|0 Comments