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3 Ways to Avoid Summer Melt

3 Ways to Avoid Summer Melt

It’s that time in the admissions cycle again - summer melt. As a former admissions counselor, I fully understand the anxiety, stress, and frustration that comes with this part of the admissions process. You have nurtured fantastic relationships and gained commitment from your candidate pool. You are riding high as the spring semester ends. Then, as it happens with every admissions cycle, commitments start getting softer, and your candidate pool starts to shrink. 

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Highlights From National Community College Month

This past April many community colleges across the county joined in celebrating Community College Month (#ccmonth). The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) coordinated a grassroots campaign to “increase awareness and understanding of the value of community colleges both locally and nationally.”  As we followed the celebration around the country, we wanted to share some highlights and takeaways from the great work these two-year institutions are doing.

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Got Leadership Mojo? What I learned from one of the greats

What do OKTA, Veeva, and the company that would eventually become Workday have in common?

If you were to say that founding members of each of these $20+ billion dollar companies all worked for Baer Tierkel at PeopleSoft, you would be right. I was fortunate to be part of this team, the AKTT (Ass-Kicking-Tools-Team), where I also met Brian Sparling and Chris Heller who both co-founded companies with me. 

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Stealth Applicants - What You Should Know

Stealth applicants have always been a challenge for institutions. However, the pandemic amplified those challenges as institutions had to adapt processes, like going test-optional, and college fair and campus visit opportunities were limited due to pandemic-related restrictions and safety concerns. Although pandemic-related restrictions are being lifted, allowing more open on- and off-campus events, many institutions are not changing their test-optional policies.  

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We are Hiring! Head of Tools and Technology

We are looking for the head of development for our low code development platform.  The ideal candidate is hands-on, understands the value of well designed software, and has a passion for solving difficult problems. We use Design Thinking to leverage our flexible software to solve a wide range of problems. The ideal candidate should have an excellent background in application services as well as UI frameworks such as Angular.

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