Energizing The HSV


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Presented at the 2009 OACAC Spring Conference

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Energizing The HSV

  1. 1. Re-Energizingthe High School Visit<br />Zakiya Collins & Jessica King<br />University of Cincinnati<br />2009 OACAC Spring Conference<br />
  2. 2. UNENERGIZED<br />Admissions Representatives<br />
  3. 3. UNENERGIZED admissions representatives<br />Give poor presentations<br />Lack of good public speaking skills<br />Not enough facts or needed information<br />Don’t interact well with students, guidance counselors<br />Disorganized, unprepared<br />Scheduling<br />Amount of materials<br />Lack knowledge of school and its population/needs<br />Not in the moment<br />
  4. 4. Admissions Representatives<br />REENERGIZED<br />
  5. 5. ENERGIZEDadmissions representatives<br />Cover basic, key information about admissions<br />Understand that it’s about timing, timing, timing<br />Engage students and their interests, needs<br />Attempt to be flexible with high school schedules<br />Give memorable presentations<br />Leave a lasting impression about the institution<br />Find ways to connect with students BEFORE the visit<br />…and find ways to connect with students after the visit<br />Incentives for counselors<br />
  6. 6. Guidance Counselors<br />UNENERGIZED<br />
  7. 7. UNENERGIZED guidance counselors<br />Don’t meet or welcome admissions representatives<br />Assume representatives know how to navigate the school<br />Find particular rooms, know where to park, understand check-in policy<br />Interrupt presentation to make comparisons against other schools<br />Make broad announcements without personalization<br />“The University of Cincinnati is here”<br />Students decide to attend just before the presentation<br />
  8. 8. Guidance Counselors<br />REENERGIZED<br />
  9. 9. ENERGIZED guidance counselors<br />Provide up-front scheduling policies<br />Specific visitation day, lunch visits only, etc.<br />Greet admissions reps, show them to their location<br />Maximize the visit opportunity<br />Sit down and talk if time allows<br />Assist with materials<br />Help keep students focused<br />
  10. 10. SUGGESTIONS staying energized<br />Cheat sheets and school profiles<br />Early scheduling, notification of policies<br />E-mail, letter, phone call – It goes both ways!<br />Anticipate size of group and particular needs<br />Call ahead, use technology and tracking options<br />Cards of appreciation<br />Maintaining contact through the year<br />Building relationships, helping students<br />