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We are happy to give a warm welcome to NAGAP's newest members from the past week:
Ranad Aref — University at Buffalo Graduate School
Amelia Blanton Hibner — Aquinas Institute of Theology
Jenny Chen — University of Denver
Jillian Gomolka — Boston College
Vann Graves — VCU Brandcenter
Sean Guinyard — University of North Texas
Danielle LeGare — University at Buffalo Graduate School
Cory Meyers — University at Buffalo Graduate School
Briget Peters — Bastyr University
Michelle Waldron — San Jose State University
Graduate Enrollment Management (GEM) continues to evolve and change as there is increasing adoption of the GEM model by institutions across the country. The integrated service model, which has been the foundation of modern undergraduate enrollment services, remains relatively new in graduate education.
Join Keith Ramsdell, President of NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, and Jeremiah Nelson, NAGAP's vice president, at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Dec. 4, as they discuss GEM's past, present and future. Keith and Jeremiah will also provide some nuggets of GEM wisdom as key takeaways for graduate admissions/enrollment professionals. This is a free webinar. Register now!
Watch for registration information on these upcoming webinars:
- Money Matters: Financial Aid — Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 2 p.m. ET
- Career, Staff, and Personal Development: Speaker Development Session — Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
- Enrollment Modelling and Strategic Planning — Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
- Leadership in GEM — Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
Marketing technology is one of the trends in higher education that can either simplify your job or make your life harder – depending on who you ask and how you use the tools. Across the industry, admissions and marketing professionals in Higher Ed are using CRMs, email marketing software, and virtual campus tours to expand their reach to a huge pool of potential applicants.
There is still time to take the November Flash Feedback Survey on Institutional Funding for Graduate Students. Share your perspective and instantly see what your peers are saying, with current results displayed after survey completion.
If this topic does not apply to you, please forward the link to other colleagues at your institution.
Your responses to this survey will inform the webinar discussing financial aid in December.
October Flash Feedback Survey Results
Get October's Results! The Flash Feedback summary of results for October's Use of Social Media in Graduate Enrollment Management is available. Thank you to everyone who participated!
To learn more about social media usage in GEM, be sure to read Stanley Kania's research, "Social Media and E-Marketing in Graduate Student Recruitment," in the NAGAP Perspectives Fall 2018 issue.
In case you missed it last week, the latest episode of our podcast, The NAGAP Report, is available!
International recruitment and student mobility is complicated — really complicated. The NAGAP Report host Marcus Hanscom sits down for the latest episode of The NAGAP Report with David Di Maria, Associate Vice Provost for International Education at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County, to talk more about the challenges of recruiting international students, the current political landscape, and what we can do to create campuses that welcome international students with open arms.
Listen now at www.nagap.org/podcasts or subscribe on Google Play, iTunes or Spotify.
Just five days left for early-bird discount!
Register for the 2019 NAGAP Winter Institute to receive the $100 "Early Bird" discount!
The event is an intensive and interactive two-day conference for advanced graduate enrollment management (GEM) professionals featuring sessions on data and trends in graduate education, implementation of the GEM model, marketing strategies, implicit bias and more!
24th Annual NAGAP Winter Institute for Advanced
Graduate Enrollment Management Professionals
Jan. 17-18, 2019
InterContinental San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico
PDI member survey 2018
NAGAP offers two professional development institutes (PDIs) each year, and we are interested in members' feedback on the timing of each institute. The Summer PDI focuses on GEM core competencies and is geared toward incoming professionals or those who may need a refresher in the specific core competencies pertinent to graduate education. The Winter PDI highlights GEM opportunities and challenges faced by senior-level administrators who typically have five or more years of experience. The survey should not take more than a few minutes to complete. Please
Click here for a short survey to share your input.
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2019 Annual Conference Planning Committee Members (from left to right):
Mary Pascarella, Brian Desrosiers-Tam and Naronda Wright (Committee Chair).
Conference registration is almost open. We are excited to bring you news and features about Toronto, NAGAP's 2019 Annual Conference destination!
Our Annual Conference Host City
As the fourth-largest city in North America, Toronto is the ideal setting for NAGAP's 2019 Annual Conference. Here are some interesting facts about Toronto:
With around 187,000 undergraduate students, Toronto is the home to a number colleges and universities. We anticipate this year's conference to provide a truly international and global reach. Take advantage of networking with colleagues from all over.
The PATH is one North America's largest underground pedestrian tunnels. Over 1200 stores and 50 office towers connect to the underground mall. The PATH is approximately 30 km/19 miles long, so there is plenty to explore.
Toronto boasts over 1,500 named parks, around 46 km/28 miles of waterfront, and over 8,000 restaurants; there is plenty to explore during your time in Toronto. Watch for registration information for the 2019 Annual Conference coming soon.
We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!
BioGAP very successfully held our semi-annual meeting at the ABRCMS Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We started the first part of the day having a luncheon sponsored by Indiana University, on their campus. Scott Barolo and Jim Musgrave from the University of Michigan presented the U-M PIBS GRExit Process. The room was packed and a lively discussion ensued helping us all move forward in this new best practice. There are currently over 125 Institutions that will not be requiring the GRE this year.
At the ABRCMS conference, BioGAP was able to cluster over 30 booths. After a long day interacting with prospective students, BioGAP held a meet and greet sponsored by Liaison-BioMedCAS. Again we had a record breaking crowd. We are looking forward to working with new BioGAP and NAGAP members, and seeing you again in Toronto this April.
Recruitment tips for 2019
The recruitment landscape is ever-changing and evolving, especially as the U.S job market continues to strengthen and grow. Here are five recruitment tips to consider when recruiting in 2019:
1. Create an attractive ad that includes a complete organizational profile, logo, perks of living, competitive benefit packages, as well as any additional compensation, like sign-on bonuses or relocation assistance.
Professionals look to their association's career centers to find targeted positions that help them advance their careers. Let NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management help you reach your 2019 recruitment goals and find the qualified talent your organization needs.
2. Always consider a package that incorporates your position into an email. Emailing an open position increases job views up to 1,000 percent.
3. Budget your advertising money wisely. Work with a representative or consultant to create customized packages that fit your specific goals and needs.
4. As unemployment rates go down, highly specialized and niche positions are increasingly hard to fill. Although short-term postings are offered, consider the longer-term postings. Specialized professionals can take months to decide if they want to pursue a new position or not.
5. Your brand matters. More than 75% of job seekers research an organization or institution before applying to a position.
Click the Visit Career Center button below for more opportunities!
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Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information – New Brunswick, NJ
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A lot of factors go into consideration when an admissions committee evaluates a law school application. Many are obvious, such as GPA, LSAT scores, personal statement, letters of recommendation and resume.
Many, however, are unaware that there are other aspects of an applicant that don't necessarily appear on any one document that may grant them a positive nudge when being assessed by law schools. We call these "soft factors," and if one of them is part of your life experience, you would do well to highlight it in your application to improve your chances.
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The number of international students applying to U.S. graduate business programs dropped dramatically over the past year.
A study released in October by a business school trade organization found that although the overall volume of applications to graduate business programs worldwide in 2018 stayed flat compared to 2017, foreign student applications to MBA programs in the United States fell by 10.5 percent.
We hear an incessant cry from progressives, feminists, leftists and gender activists about a "shortage of women in STEM." Do a Google search for terms like "shortage of women in STEM" or "female STEM shortage" or "gender STEM gap" and you'll find about tens of millions of results. In a 2009 The New York Times interview, former astronaut Sally Ride referred to the "persistent gender gap in STEM fields" as a "national crisis that will be deeply detrimental to America's global competitiveness." And yet according to some data recently discovered from several sources, there might not be such a shortage of women in STEM after all, at least overall.
Hefty fee increases at U.S. universities could be the real reason why international students aren't enrolling in droves anymore.
Forbes reported a close to $5,000 hike in fees since 2012, a figure more than 11 times of the increase slapped on Americans. In total, students from abroad are paying more than three times in tuitions and fees ($23,5000 in 2016) compared to U.S. citizens, according to figures from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study.
The findings offer a plausible alternative to the narrative certain universities have been giving to explain why international applicants are shunning their institutions: President Donald Trump.
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