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We are happy to give a warm welcome to NAGAP's newest members from the past week:
Kristine Bess — Brigham Young University
Moll Dineen — Prodigy Finance
Lauren Dixon — Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Aurelie Kono — Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Christan Angeline Maxwell — Palmer College of Chiropractic
Cory Sussman — Xavier University School of Medicine Aruba
Tatum Denise Thomas — Columbia University, SPS
Nazanin Tork — Georgia Institute of Technology
Join us in India this spring — five major cities, 11 days!
NAGAP and FPP EDU Media have collaborated to offer a unique recruitment tour package specifically for NAGAP members. This specialized tour will focus on the recruitment of high-quality graduate students for participating institutions while simultaneously expanding connections at Indian universities and with Indian agents and counselors.
Learn more about our graduate recruitment tour, including schedule, benefits, and costs on our website. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m. ET for an informational webinar about this opportunity.
Secrets to Presenting Like a Champion
Tuesday, Jan. 15
2 p.m. ET
This live webcast is for everyone from experienced speakers to first-time presenters, and is a live discussion led by three NAGAP veterans who have a combined 29 years of experience attending and presenting at NAGAP conferences and various higher education professional events. Attendees will learn from this raw, unfiltered conversation about what works, what doesn’t, and how to ensure your presentation engages the audience from start to finish. There will opportunity for live web chat for questions and discussion throughout the webcast. Register today!
Watch for registration information coming soon on more webinars. Click the box below for titles and schedule.
Did you miss a past webinar? Go to the member portal and watch it there!
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Please take this brief PDI Member Survey.
NAGAP offers two professional development institutes (PDIs) each year. We are seeking your feedback on what the best timing should be for each one, currently in the summer and winter. We want to know what works best for our members. Your feedback is important as NAGAP continues to grow and improve its professional development institutes.
Take the January Flash Feedback Survey on Professional Development in Graduate Enrollment Management! Share your perspective and see what types of professional development your peers are using, with current results displayed after survey completion. Your responses to this survey will help to inform NAGAP's webinar on career, staff and personal development. Please consider forwarding this survey to your colleagues and/or to staff you manage.
Catch the November Flash Feedback Survey Results
The November Flash Feedback summary of results for Institutional Funding for Graduate Students is available to download. Thank you to everyone who participated!
To learn more about graduate student funding, be sure to read Jennifer Kulbeck’s article, “Strategic Considerations for Graduate Student Scholarship Awards” in the NAGAP Perspectives Fall 2018 issue, page 14.
Now is the time to recognize your colleagues for their talents and high quality performance by nominating them for a NAGAP award: Future Leader, Visionary, Distinguished Service or Promotion of Excellence award. See below for brief summaries of each award and visit the Awards page on the NAGAP website for additional details and to access the Nominations/Submissions Form in Survey Monkey.
Still thinking about going to Toronto? NAGAP's National Conference is the premier source for GEM educational offerings, networking opportunities with peers, career enhancement resources and more. With little effort, you will make new friends and pick up lots of "pearls" of the GEM profession.
If you have not registered yet, please don't delay. Register now and take advantage of the Early-Bird discount. Remember to reserve your hotel room by March 19 to secure your conference rate. Get involved! Look out for volunteer opportunities in February. This is a great way to build out your conference schedule and maximize your experience.
Make sure to check in regularly with the NAGAP conference page for the latest information. Continue to look out for helpful hints and special announcements in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!
Extend your visit to Toronto with a NAGAP Exclusive Tour to Niagara Wine Region and a visit to Niagara Falls:
A day trip to Niagara Falls offers an unforgettable experience to visit one of the most spectacular regions in Canada. Your tour will be guided by a licensed Niagara Tour Guide and will include incredible views of the Niagara Escarpment, a delicious private wine tasting at one of the regions best wineries, 13th Street Winery and finally a stop at one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls with a close-up look at the spectacular falls on the Hornblower Cruise.
There will be some free time at the winery and after the cruise to explore area; Clifton Hill, The Niagara Skywheel, Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower and much more! Dinner recommendations, maps and coupon vouchers will be provided.
Registration is limited, for rates and to book, or for additional information click here.
Stanley Kania, member of PAGAP, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at Marywood University. He was awarded the degree of Ph.D. Administration & Leadership with a focus in Higher Education Administration from Marywood University.
From left: Dr. Renee Zehel, Ph.D. (reader); Dr. Amy Paciej-Woodruff, Ph.D. (committee member); Dr. Stanley J. Kania III, Ph.D. (student); Dr. Alan Levine, Ph.D. (committee chair); Dr. Stephanie Gibbs-Emenaka, Ed.D. (committee member); Dr. Joseph Polizzi, Ph.D. (reader); Dr. Alexander Dawoody, Ph.D. (Ph.D. Program Director, Marywood University).
The title of his dissertation project was "The Use of Social Media and E-Marketing Practices in Graduate Student Recruitment: An Investigation of Graduate Enrollment Management Practices."
Recruitment Tips for 2019
The recruitment landscape is ever-changing and evolving, especially as the U.S. job market continues to strengthen and grow. The unemployment rate remains at a 49-year low of 3.7 percent. Heading into 2019, strategically recruiting highly qualified talent is more important than ever before.
Here are five recruiting 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's Career Center 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.
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 harder 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 percent of job seekers research an organization before applying to a position.
Click the Visit Career Center button below for more opportunities!
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New York University – New York, NY
Assistant Director for Admission for Graduate Health Programs
Marian University-Indianapolis – Indianapolis, IN
Graduate Program Coordinator
Columbia University – New York, NY
The New England College of Optometry – Boston, MA
Director of Enrollment Management
Rodeph Sholom School – New York, NY
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The MBA may have been created over a century ago, but the curriculum is always changing.
Beyond the bread and butter of business — accounting, finance, marketing — an MBA will include a wide range of optional courses on everything from entrepreneurship to big data, luxury strategy, interpersonal dynamics, and social media.
The demands of corporate recruiters and students are driving the changes. There is a need for more niche skills like data analytics, which can help students secure jobs on graduation. They know this, and are asking for new content, on blockchain, risk management, design thinking, social enterprise, and more.
If you're thinking of going to graduate school, you're making a significant investment in your career and your future. According to Peterson's, those with a graduate school degree make $40,000 more a year than their peers with just a bachelor's degree. Over the course of your career, that can mean you'll make hundreds of thousands more than you would without your graduate degree.
Inside Higher Ed
Megan Poorman, who recently completed her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at CU Boulder and associate of NIST, shares some advice to help push through the stress during the final stages of your dissertation.
For many people who opt to go to graduate school, the initial weeks are something of a trial by fire. After four years of college, you would think that you had everything figured out, but grad school is an entirely different experience than college.
Not convinced? Check out these surprising differences between the two levels of academic programs.
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