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Final days at FC

Pretty soon I will be closing a chapter in my life and opening a new one! On Tuesday, I officially resigned my position as Assistant Director of Admissions to take a new and challenging position elsewhere. I will begin my new venture on July 19th. So, since I’m going to be working in IT full time, I guess I can’t blog at itrookie anymore, huh?

It’s been an amazing journey at Franklin College. It’s funny that I went away to college and discovered who I was. I came back and discovered what I enjoy doing for a living. I’ll be working as a project coordinator for SAP. It’s great opportunity and I’m very excited.

I am sad to leave the people I work with and sad to be leaving the very collaborative higher education industry. From what I hear, I will be entering another collaborative industry, so that is quite a comfort. If any of you have friends who would be good contacts, feel free to pass them along.

It’s time to close up shop on ITRookie. Sniff.

July 8, 2010 at 9:35 am 2 comments

Exciting Happenings

There’s a lot going on in our office! We hired a new webmaster who starts next week, I think. I was able to serve on the selection committee which was a new and fun experience for me. I really liked his professionalism and he seems quite skilled. Looking forward to passing off some of our web stuff to him now that we’ll have someone who can do that full-time instead of two people doing different things. They were both very good, just over-worked. Now we can just work him into the ground! Just kidding of course.

Our office also recently received some results from Mindpower, a marketing company out of Atlanta. They came up with some great stuff for us to use in marketing Franklin. It’s all top-secret right now, but once it’s out, watch out!

We’ve been really rocking and rolling with Continuum too. I’ve been looking at all our workflows, making some training videos, documenting my processes, etc.  In my role as an admissions counselor, I’ve also stayed quite busy.  In admissions everyone works really hard and once you make your class you can start planning for next year. At the same time we start thinking about next year and planning for that. Also we have evaluations. Whew! That’s a lot all at once!

I’ve been working on getting some content for our admitted student community but we don’t seem to have as many students this year as we had last year. Most activity has been on the Admitted Student Group on Facebook. I really think our population of students uses Facebook a lot more. With the Ning changes (that probably won’t affect us that much) it’s caused me to think about whether or not we should continue. I’ll probably spend some time this summer looking at Ning and other ways we reach out to students and trying to determine what is best for us and make appropriate recommendation. This new marketing stuff will be helpful too. I think we’ll really be able to use it to capitalize on some opportunities that we haven’t really utilized in the past.

All for now I suppose. On today’s agenda: Upload student data, review comm sequence, set up a new email workflow.

All in all, busy April, and probably a busy May, too! Oh, and the 500 is right around the corner!

April 20, 2010 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

Five Fundamentals

Notes from the Target X Webinar – None of these thoughts are my own, they are just notes from the Webinar. These thoughts came straight from Bran Ward and Adrienne Bartlett. Check them out of Twitter: @bradjward and @adriennebartlett.

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