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10 Books to Sharpen Your Professional Saw

One of the best things you can do for yourself and your career is to maintain a love of learning through consistently reading. Here are some books I’m reading, and have read, that really pushed my thinking and helped to make me better at my job. Do Over Jon Acuff When you don’t like your […]

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Increase Audience Engagement Through Customized Content

Guest Blog by: Kristen Oliver Increase engagement through customized content for your target market Colleges can increase engagement exponentially by creating customized content for their target market. The goal is to spend more time on messaging for different segments of your target audience, and less time on people who don’t fit the audience profile. Finding […]

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“Come on in! The water’s fine.” How to do Social Outreach from a Student’s Perspective

My name is Christian Jessup and I am a college student. As a college senior, I’ve seen quite a variety of digital marketing, particularly in my search for the right school. I have noticed the trend of using social media advertising as a means for recruiting purposes, and  can vouch for the power that social […]

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2017 Conferences for Admissions and Marketing

We’ve made it through the holidays and spring semester! As we look towards graduation season, we also start to plan which conferences we’re going to attend this year. Higher Education conferences are a great way to keep your fingers on the pulse of the industry, hear about innovative tactics, and make connections that have a […]

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Recruiting The Non-Traditional Student in a Traditional Admissions World

Shellee Casiello, Public Affairs Specialist Seventh Point Don’t underestimate peer influence. It plays a big part. It was October 2010, I was on a vacation with my family celebrating my 40th birthday.  We were sitting at an outdoor café with a professor from Old Dominion University (ODU) that was our tour guide. My husband was […]

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Trumped Up Higher Education

The Trump Card for Higher Education We were all concerned about the election, and now we’re concerned about the implications of Donald Trump as president. Let’s see if we can objectively take a look at his platform and the potential ramifications his administrations’ views will have on higher education. Issue 1: Costs Trump would fight […]

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How To Reach Your Students During The Holidays And Make Sure They Come Back

Students can’t wait to get home to mom’s cooking, and sometimes once they’re home it’s hard to leave. So how can you get their attention to bring them back; making sure they’re re-enrolling and hitting the deadlines for spring classes? 1. Use what they’re using. Is your school/admissions dept. on Snapchat? Instagram? Are your reminders […]

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You Don’t Like Fake People and Neither Do Your Students

Your students don’t want fake people, and can sniff it within 10 seconds if you even try for something like unrealistic enthusiasm. Gen Z. The next frontier of students hitting campuses across the U.S. These students have been bombarded since the time they were born with technology, ads, and all sorts of “shiny” you-want-this! They […]

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Want better student enrollment? Focus on Mobile

Want better student enrollment? Focus on Mobile The main objective for Higher Education revolves around what makes the biggest impact on their ROI – student enrollment. Seventh Point provides programmatic services to a wide variety of clients, a handful of which include Universities and Community Colleges. So we understand this first-hand. With a plethora of […]

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How One School Used Snapchat to Bring #DeadWeek to Life

Higher Education Case Study: University of the Cumberlands and Snapchat Have you been wondering what Snapchat can do for your college?  How you can carry out a campaign that will really connect students with administration and create a truly positive experience?  I can tell you this – The University of the Cumberlands’ Snapchat campaign accomplished […]

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