NEGAP 2011: Public Relations for Graduate Admissions

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In a time of increased competition and decreased budgets, improving your communications with students can be an inexpensive and efficient way to bolster your success. Whether we know it or not, every graduate admissions professional is acting in a public relations capacity through our interactions with students, attendance at events and the way we communicate our graduate programs. There are a number of critical public relations skills that we can apply to be more effective in the field. Learn about perfecting your message, maintaining credibility, building relationships, understanding your audience and engaging new audiences in both traditional and untraditional ways.

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NEGAP 2011: Public Relations for Graduate Admissions

  1. 1. PR for Graduate Admissions:How to Communicate Better with Students Tara Maroney Graduate Admissions Counselor University of Bridgeport
  2. 2. My background• B.S. in Business Administration• B.A. in Sociology and Journalism• M.S. in Public Relations• More than 4 years at a PR agency – Boston and NYC• Now, Graduate Admissions!
  3. 3. What is Public Relations? The practice of managingcommunications between an organization and its publics
  4. 4. Who are our publics?• Admissions staff• Faculty• Advisers• Partners• Agents• Design/marketing• Other schools• Students – Prospective – Current – Alumni
  5. 5. How do we communicate?• Website• Email• Phone• In person/events• Printed materials• Social media
  6. 6. Public Relations 101• Audience• Messaging• Credibility• Relationships• Engagement
  7. 7. Audience• Who are your students?• What do they need?• What do they want?• How can you help them?
  8. 8. Messaging• Accurate• Clear• Concise• Consistent• Tailored
  9. 9. Credibility
  10. 10. Credibility• Communication must be: – Consistent – Reliable – Truthful
  11. 11. Relationships• Trust• Satisfaction• Commitment• Communication• Two-way dialogue
  12. 12. Engagement• Use more than one channel• Meet them where they are• Keep them interested• 24/7 – thank you, social media
  13. 13. PR Guiding Principles• Tell the truth• Prove it with action• Listen to the customer• Manage for tomorrow• Conduct public relations as if the whole company depends on it• Realize a company’s true character is expressed by its people• Remain calm, patient and good-humored 1. The Page Principles, “Seven Proven Principles that Guide our Actions and Behaviors”
  14. 14. Thank you!tmaroney@bridgeport.edu 203-576-4409

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