New Year Email

Quick, it is not to late to send a New Years message to those students that you are recruiting.

Just send them a quick email and let them know that you are thinking about them and that you are there to help them make the important decisions that they need to make on their educational journey.

Let them know about the program that you have that they are interested in and that you can help them get to the college or career of their choice. Let them know that they are important!

Not enough time to send it out today or tomorrow? Start planning for the next email message you should be sending-Valentines.

Top 5 Post of 2009

Happy New Year!!

2009 is over and tomorrow morning 2010 will be here.

We have shared a lot through the Blog this year and I thought I would share the top 5 post of 2009.

Epsteins Six Types of Involvement

Holiday Ecards 2009

2009 Careertech Summer Camps

2009 OAMCTE Leadership Conference

Dr Ken Gray, Making the Case for CTE

What was your favorite post?


Year Round Recruitment Planning

When was the last time that you reviewed your Year Round Recruitment Plan this year?

Now that there are a few days in between semesters, you have an excellent opportunity to review your plan. Look back at what has worked and what has not worked well. Look forward to what you need to do the next semester and figure out what is needed to make it successful.

By periodically reviewing your plan you are preparing yourself to have a successful recruitment year.

Still do not have a Year Round Recruitment Plan? Don't worry, it is not to late to do so. Check out some of our ideas to implement throughout the year. If you need help, let us know and we will be happy to get you started.

Already have your Year Round Recruitment Plan in place? Have you thought about taking the next step to Enrollment Management?



What is the first thing that you see when you turn on your computer? Ok, so after you log in and put in your super secret password? Your wall paper. Maybe it is your kids staring back at you in their favorite outfit or them looking sheepish because you caught them throwing Cheerios around the living room and snapped a picture. Maybe it is an inspirational quote or a picture of a favorite vacation destination.

What do the computers have in your computer lab? Are they provided with the operating system or have you developed wall paper that is specific to your institution?

There are a lot of different ways that you could go with desktop wallpaper. Maybe it is one with a holiday message? Maybe one with important events

Here are some galleries as examples

OSU Homecoming

Do you have some favorite wall paper galleries for inspiration?


Holiday ECards II

I started the list for 2009 and here are a few more that I came across this morning. I hope that you enjoy and are inspired to start your own tradition of sending Holiday Cards.

Iowa State University: http://www.las.iastate.edu/holidaycard/2009/

Central Methodist University: http://www.centralmethodist.edu/indexflash/christmas09.swf

Eckerd College: http://www.eckerd.edu/holiday/09/admission/

University at Albany: http://www.albany.edu/holidaycard/?WT.mc_id=holiday_home1209?WT.svl=image


Holiday ECards 2009

The Holiday Ecards for 2009 are making their way around. This Friday I thought I would share what I have found. Which ones have you seen?

University of Maryland: http://holidaygreeting.umd.edu/2009/

Ashland University 2009: http://ecard.ashland.edu/index.php?ecardYear=2009

Here is the first card that I saw and got me interested in finding more:
Ashland University: http://ecard.ashland.edu/index.php?ecardYear=2004adm

Here is Ashland's gallery of Christmas Cards: http://ecard.ashland.edu/gallery.php

A few from

A few from Google

And a few you can send to your friends
Northwestern OSU
Univesity of Florida
Georgia Southern


Holidays on the Web

As a bonus marketing idea this week, what is on the front of your welcome page? Some Web sites change with the seasons and put a little holly in the corner or an ornament as the first picture that comes up during this time.

OSU is wishing everyone a very Orange Christmas this year.

Changing the layout or interchanging graphics during the holidays is one way that you can make subtle changes to your Web site throughout the year.

Maybe a picture of a snowman during the winter, a shamrock for Saint Patricks day or a beach ball for the summer break. Use your creativity and have fun. Give your readers a reason to come back and maybe brighten someones day.


Happy Holidays from Western Technology Center

I just opened this in my inbox from Western Technology Center. Have you sent your Christmas greetings yet?


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