In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (9:35) : In this week’s “In the news segment”, an article from Scot Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed. The article is entitled, “Where do Public Research Universities Recruit Students” The article looks at the research that was based on studying 15 universities websites that reveal the high schools they will be visiting for the school year. The article reveals some surprising results about which schools are being prioritized and which schools are being overlooked and neglected. Mark and Dave explain what they believe Is the rational that explains why these public universities recruit where they do. Mark and Dave have an opinion that differs with the implications of the article. (Length 18 minutes)
This week’s question (27:52) This week’s question is from Yvette in California.
Yvette’s child had outstanding academic success in high school but she was left really disappointed and even astonished with the bad news she received when admissions decisions were released. Yvette has a series of questions about “what happened” and what should she do next. Mark and Lisa will answer Yvette’s questions in episode 177 and in 178 in the question segment. Part 2 of 2 (Length 20 minutes)
This week’s interview (47:22) This week’s interview is the VP of Enrollment at Babson college, Courtney Minden. We look at ‘The new ways colleges recruit’. In Part 3 of 3, Courtney addresses the following topics:
(1) Courtney talks about the staggering number of virtual events they did last year, what were the different types of events they did with these events, (2) Courtney explains why she knows that these virtual events were effective? Get ready to laugh when you hear her answer, (3) Courtney and Mark have a very candid conversation about how schools can track demonstrated interest through a student’s online engagement, and how students need to be aware that their engagement or lack of engagement often impacts an admission decision. You are not going to want to miss Courtney’s answer. (Length 16 minutes)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (56:11) Recommended resource: The Facebook private group Paying For College 101. The group has almost 105,000 members. It is private but most people who apply for membership will be approved.
College Spotlight (1:03:16) : College Spotlight: Colorado University at Boulder (https://www.colorado.edu) (Length 34 minutes)
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