Social Communities: Building Relationships with Students (and Parents)
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) has always been known for its personalization, but Bridge, a social community for prospective students, gives the university a relevant human voice to connect with the Facebook generation. It reaches the students where they are on Facebook, Twitter, etc., and draws them into a dynamic relationship with the school versus the traditional linear process. Bridge enables the staff to create real connections with students and demonstrates authentic caring before the students set foot on campus. In nearly every metric the university tracks, the social initiative has resulted in game-changing results. Since building its social community, MSOE reached its application goal nine months early and is within reach of the acceptance goal as well. Personal visits to the school have taken off and resulted in a change in how business is done. Attend this session to learn more about how integrating social media and owned communities can supercharge your admission process and impact your enrollment.
Dana Grennier, Director of Digital Marketing, Milwaukee School of Engineering
James Davidson, Vice President of Digital Strategy, 7Summits