#EMchat Tweetup at #NAGAP - Wed. Apr 24

What's a "tweetup"? It's basically a Happy Hour with all of your new found Twitter friends! Last year, I hosted the first ever #EMchat tweetup at NAGAP and it was a wonderful experience.  All of the folks I connected with via Twitter and the #EMchat feed were now sitting with me face-to-face!

I am hosting another #EMchat Tweetup at this year's NAGAP conference in Florida -- Please join us!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 8:30 pm (right after the Welcome Reception)

WHERE: Wreckers Sports Bar (Located next to the South Beach Pool and Coquina Lawn areas at the Gaylord Palms Resort)

Shoot me a tweet and let me know if you can make it! @EMjennielle

See you next week in Florida! Jennielle

#EMchat 47: Yield Strategies for Grad Applicants -TOTN goes to @PaulMucciarone

Thank you to NAGAP (@NAGAPorg) for sponsoring #EMchat 47: Yield Strategies for Graduate Applicants (click for transcript).  There were many new participants and a ton of great strategies to increase yield.

Tweet of the Night: 

TOTN goes to one of our new #EMchat participants, Paul Mucciarone (@PaulMucciarone) for this tweet about one of his successful yield strategies at his institution: 

[tweet https://twitter.com/PaulMucciarone/status/259103431350951936]

Thank you to everyone who participated tonight, and thank you to NAGAP for sponsoring our Grad series chats.

Yield Strategies for Graduate Applicants transcript. 

Have a great weekend! Check out our calendar for upcoming #EMchats. 

Yield Strategies for Grad Applicants: 10/18 9p EST - Guest Post: @MarcusHanscom for #EMchat

This week's #EMchat is sponsored by NAGAP.

I’m absolutely floored by the interest in last week's #EMchat dedicated to “Defining Graduate Enrollment Management.” This was our first foray into the Twitterverse for NAGAP and we couldn’t have had a stronger response.

For those of you not familiar with NAGAP, NAGAP is the association dedicated to graduate enrollment management (GEM). In full disclosure, I serve as the Online Education Chair for NAGAP and felt strongly that #EMchat could play a critical role in our efforts to grow professional development opportunities for our members while providing GEM leadership input in the chats from our members and executive board. My position is a new one on the board thanks to our new president, James Crane, who serves as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Brigham Young University. James is spearheading efforts to grow our national and international partnerships and to expand our professional development opportunities, namely online.

Though NAGAP was originally founded to serve graduate admissions professionals, the changing landscape of the industry has shifted our focus to serve professionals in all graduate enrollment management capacities. Increasingly, our work requires that we have knowledge of issues that impact the entire student lifecycle from admissions and recruitment to student services and retention, among others. NAGAP has taken on GEM as its central issue over the coming years; look for us to be providing a wealth of resources on GEM initiatives through our annual conference, professional development institutes (PDIs), regional receptions, webinars, and of course, further partnerships with #EMchat. Our regional chapters and special interest groups throughout the country will also serve as a great resource in this regard.

We are excited to continue our partnership with #EMchat with this week’s event, which will focus on “Yield Strategies for Graduate Applicants.” We hope to see you again and look forward to the great collaboration that has become such a fantastic part of #EMchats.


Marcus Hanscom (@Marcus Hanscom) Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment and Outreach, University of New Haven NAGAP Online Education Chair

#EMchat 46: Defining Graduate Enrollment Mgmt -TOTN goes to @MarcusHanscom

Thank you to NAGAP (@NAGAPorg) for sponsoring #EMchat 46: Defining Graduate Enrollment Management (click for transcript).  It was a fantastic discussion between enrollment managers from all over the country.  And now, tonight's Tweet of the Night is.....

Tweet of the Night: 

TOTN goes to Marcus Hanscom (@MarcusHanscom) for this tweet: 

[tweet https://twitter.com/MarcusHanscom/status/256571335315185664]


Honorable Mentions:

Stephen Ostendorff (@ostendorff) answered Q3: How can we help shift the culture on our campuses to communicate the value of GEM in our mission?

[tweet https://twitter.com/Ostendorff/status/256568658892038146]


There was a lot of talk of eliminating silos, and this tweet was nominated as a contender:

[tweet https://twitter.com/EMjennielle/status/256573624058777600]


Thank you to everyone who participated tonight.  We continue our Grad Series next week as we discuss: Yield Strategies for Graduate Applicants.

Again, thank you to NAGAP for sponsoring tonight (and next week's) chat.

Defining Graduate Enrollment Management transcript.

Have a great weekend! Check out our calendar for upcoming #EMchats. 

Defining Graduate Enrollment Management -- Thurs 10/11 9PM EST #EMchat

Update:  #EMchat 46: Defining Graduate Enrollment Management transcript here.

This week's #EMchat is sponsored by NAGAP.

I transitioned into graduate enrollment management four years ago, after working in undergrad for 8 years.  The transition has been a great experience and I'm so glad I did it.  However, I will say that I felt like I was on my own little Grad EM island until I discovered NAGAP (@NAGAPorg) about 6 months ago!

So, what is NAGAP?  The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the concerns of individuals working in the graduate enrollment management environment.   The mission of NAGAP is to support, advance, and engage graduate enrollment professionals by promoting integrity, excellence, and collaboration through education and professional development.

So let's rewind to 6 months ago when I felt like I was on my own little Grad EM island.  I was on my way back to Austin from another conference and overheard that NAGAP was hosting their conference in Austin.  On a whim, I decided to attend on a one-day pass to check them out.  I am SO glad I did.   Not only did our 1st #EMchat Tweetup happen during that visit, but I met a ton of other Grad EM professionals who had the same struggles and issues I had without having to translate the difference between the undergrad and graduate environment.  I left feeling connected, motivated and inspired by a group of people I only knew for 8 hours.

I was so impressed by the organization that I became a member and I am now volunteering on the Research and Global Issues Committee.

For those of you who are reading this post and are not a Twitter user, don't worry! Lorena Shank (@LoreShank), a fellow Grad EMer and NAGAP committee member, has created this prezi just for you: "What is Twitter?".

If you have never participated in a Twitter chat, we have that covered too! Marcus Hanscom (@MarcusHanscom), another fellow NAGAP committee member, created this YouTube video to show how you can follow along:  [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peni3xnSkwg?rel=0&w=640&h=360]

I hope to see all of the #EMchat community participate this Thursday.  If you are not on Twitter, and have questions about getting started, shoot me an email! If you are on Twitter and have a question, send me a tweet: @EMjennielle.

See you in a couple of days!

Update:  #EMchat 46: Defining Graduate Enrollment Management transcript here.