Enrollment Management update 3/1/07

Enroll-A-Tron 3042:
In what appears to be the first viral video aimed at Enrollment Management Directors / Admissions Directors, Frank Meester debuts the “Enroll-A-Tron 3042.” The device is
guaranteed to help enrollment management professionals recruit and retain students at an amazing 100% retention rate. The video is pretty funny and it will be interesting to see if enrollment management folks find humor in a 15 billion dollar, ductwork/old server-based, grant-funded, device :-)

The video’s goal is to generate buzz (and sales?) regarding CFgear. CFgear sells flash drives with a unique twist:

CFgear’s Usb™ custom flash product is a premium blend of hardware and software flash drive solutions. Whether you have a need to enhance communication on campus or you are structuring a recruitment campaign, the Usb™ flash product empowers your project with intelligent customization and superior value.

AACRAO:
The AACRAO Annual Meeting is currently being held in Boston. Blogs are once again one of the hot topics amongst admissions professionals.

MIT Admissions Blog:
I’ve been reading the MIT Admissions Blog for a few weeks now and I must say, BRAVO! The site is authored by 12 students and 4 admissions staffers. The content is fresh and the combination of student and administrator viewpoints paints a great picture of life at MIT. In addition to fantastic content, the MIT Admissions Blog is aesthetically appealing and very accessible.

Overall, the university admissions blogosphere is becoming a fun place for great content and user-friendly design.