Happy Holidays

This will be the last post for 2008. I hope that each of you have a wonderful Christmas holiday and a bright and happy New Year.

I have enjoyed sharing with you this year different ideas about career and technology education, enrollment management and beginning to look at the student transitions.

I look forward to sharing more with you in 2009 and having deeper conversation about helping our students succeed in the workplace, their career and in life.


As the year winds down, we have shared with you many ideas and opportunities to do student recruitment. Make sure that you don't get in a holiday slump and after you send your e-Holiday cards, look ahead to what is on your plate for January. Here are some ideas for your year round recruitment plan...

• Mailer to underrepresented ethnicities
• Mailer to high priority

• Sophmore Spotlight for students of underrepresented backgrounds
• Flash email-scholarship priority date
• Personalized written communications to high priority

• Parent Student night

• College Transition Night or FAFSA night

As always, if you would like a copy of the year round recruitment plan, shoot me an email to jzwei(@)okcareertech.org

A look back at 2008

As 2008 winds down to a close and 2009 is just a few days away, I thought it would be fun to look back at the most read post of 2008.

1. Dalton Sherman's Dallas ISD address
2. Holiday Greetings
3. Leadership CareerTech - Part II
4. Congratulations HOSA Students
5. Leadership CareerTech

What was your favorite post?


Electronic Holiday Greetings - II

Thanks to a pair of post at HighEdWebTech and collegewebeditor.com we have put together a longer list of Holiday Greeting Cards. If you find some, please share. We hope that you enjoy and feel inspired...

Allegheny College

Azusa Pacific University Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Butler University Office of Admissions

Eckerd College Office of Admission

Georgia Tech

Iowa State University

Oklahoma State University

University of Maryland

University of Missouri

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Malone University

Red River College

Stetson University Alumni

Stony Brook University Alumni

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

University of Southern Mississippi

Wayne State

Career Development Resource

This morning the ACTE email contained a Career Development website that I thought I would share with you. It was developed by a high school guidance counselor from Minot Public Schools who is involved with CTE.

On the site their is information about financial aid, scholarships, career clusters and a whole bunch more. Maybe you can get some ideas as you develop your career guidance website at home.




Seasons Greetings - e style

Back in November we did a post about Holiday ECards. Well, the first Holiday Greetings of 2008 come from Mansfield University. You have the information that you need to make this a success. By putting a short video together, and then emailing to your prospective student database, you can quickly reach your potential students. This one was done with Animoto, what will your look like?

A few others that I found doing some quick searches:
The University of Maryland (2008)
Marietta College (2008)
Ashland College (2002-2007)

What does yours look like?


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