24 mai 2014

What the 6 Types of Prospective College Students Are Looking For

By . To maintain or increase enrollment amid overall national declines, a new report by the Parthenon Group tells colleges to go beyond students’ demographics and focus on their motivations. More...

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21 mai 2014

Social media and recruitment

eCampus NewsBy . It seems reasonable that the best way to attract potential students is to use the social media platforms and online tools they use the most; namely, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. However, exactly how much of an influence does social media factor into recruitment?
According to data sourced from U.S. News, ABC News, Kaplan, Noodle, and others, Online Colleges revealed 6 interesting facts about exactly how much college admissions use social media to attract today’s Millennials. More...

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17 mai 2014

CollegeNET Sues Common Application

HomeCollegeNET, a business that provides a number of admissions-related services to colleges, has announced an antitrust lawsuit against the Common Application. "Common Application has orchestrated a sea change in the student application process, turning a once vibrant, diverse and highly competitive market into a straitjacketed ward of uniformity," the suit says. Read more...

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Admissions Collusion?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Colleges may soon have a new reason -- an antitrust lawsuit -- to think twice about their relationship with the Common Application. CollegeNET, which provides a variety of admissions-related services to college, some in direct competition with the Common Application, sued Common App last week in federal court, charging antitrust violations. Read more...

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16 mai 2014

Les PME recrutent sur Facebook

Emploi 2.0Par Bernard Martinez. Les PME françaises ont désormais leur page sur Facebook : "Les PME Recrutent". Créée en septembre 2013, la page possède à ce jour plus de 42000 fans ; une belle initiative de Facebook en partenariat avec la CGPME et WORK4 éditeur de la solution de recrutement sur Facebook : Work4us.  C'est l'occasion pour les PME de se saisir de cet outil de recrutement et de donner à leur offres d'emploi une visibilité sur les réseaux sociaux qu'elles ne pourraient obtenir avec leur propre page Facebook. Suite...

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10 mai 2014

U.S. Sues Stevens-Henager College Over Recruiting Practices

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The federal government is suing Stevens-Henager College and its owner, the Center for Excellence in Higher Education, over allegations that it illegally compensated recruiters of students, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday. More...

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09 mai 2014

“Agents are here to stay” says OBHE, i-Graduate research

By Sara Custer. Despite speculation about the role of education agents in the student recruitment process, new research is showing rapid increases in agent usage since 2007. Preliminary findings from a study carried out by the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) indicate that 92% of all UK respondent universities work with education agencies, for example, as do all Australian universities. More...

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04 mai 2014

The Agent Impact

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Agents to recruit international students may be like global rankings of universities, suggested William Lawton in a presentation here Wednesday. "Even if you don't like the look of them, they are here to stay," said Lawton, of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education, a think tank. Read more...

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Challenges to Competition: Changing to Compete for International Enrollments

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. Why are American institutions so highly regarded by international students?
The United States accounts for 137 of the top 400 institutions worldwide and eight of the top 10, as ranked by ARWU [the Academic Ranking of World Universities]. No other higher education “destination country” compares. In fact, the United States has more institutions in the global top 400 than the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada combined. If students have successful experiences and outcomes at American institutions, their degrees will effectively act as a piece of global currency that will enable them to differentiate themselves, particularly in their home countries, and gain access to better career opportunities. Additionally, the prospect of participating in the OPT program, which will give them experience working within the United States, is extremely attractive and will bolster their resumes and experience. More...

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UCAS: top universities should consider BTEC students

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Graeme Paton. Mary Curnock Cook, the head of UCAS, says university admissions chiefs should consider more applicants with BTECs as she warns that the number of students with good A-levels is in decline. Top universities should consider making more places available to students with vocational qualifications amid a continuing decline in A-level results, according to the head of the higher education admissions service. Read more...

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