• Caltech Director of Communications for the Division of Engineering and Applied Science Trity Pourbahrami

The Caltech Storyteller Elevating Community and Awareness in Science and Engineering

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is among the standard-bearers in education, research and innovation in the field of applied sciences and engineering. Trity Pourbahrami, Director of Communications for the Caltech Division of Engineering and Applied Science, upholds that same level of excellence in sharing the stories of the institutions’ immensely successful and diverse students, faculty [...]

  • Student Philanthropy

Rutgers: Inspiring Student Philanthropy Through Education

There is an understanding at Rutgers University that the more educated a student is regarding philanthropy, the more inclined he or she will be to give as an alum. Which is why the Annual Giving department hired Lauren Redfern as Assistant Director of Student Philanthropy in the summer of 2014. In her three years and [...]

  • Recruitment Marketing

Henderson State’s Strategy for Improved Recruitment Marketing

At Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the Office of Marketing and Communications has instituted the Academic Program of the Week initiative to showcase the university’s educational excellence, influential faculty research and notable alumni -- ultimately increasing return on investment from recruitment marketing. According to a 2016 Ruffalo Noel Levitz survey of prospective students, academic [...]

  • Design Thinking

Utilizing Design Thinking in Education Program Reform

Three years ago, Jeremy Goldstein arrived at Episcopal High School to revamp a 40-year-old externship program. Serving as the director, he applied design thinking principles to restructure EHS’ Washington Program to best prepare students for life after high school in this changing professional landscape. As the program previously focused on externships for seniors, Goldstein was [...]

  • GWU student-athlete

Career Development for the Student-Athlete

According to a study conducted by The Alumni Factor, university athletic programs can significantly increase levels of alumni engagement. Alumni who participate as a student-athlete during their undergraduate education often possess a high affinity for their alma mater that makes them more likely to give either monetarily or non-monetarily after they graduate. Additionally, colleges with [...]

  • Milton Academy Advising

#TABS16: Long-Term Impacts of Milton Academy Advising

One of the ways Milton Academy develops “competence, confidence and character” in its students is by providing support in and out of the classroom through advising, an initiative that is being explored during the 2016 TABS Annual Conference. In their session, “Advising: Forging Connections Even When it Feels Impossible,” Mathematics Department Chair Heather Sugrue -- [...]

  • Goals for Career Services Software

3 Tips for Evaluating Career Services Software

With conference season in full swing, you will be meeting many new vendors and learning about innovative Higher Education technologies this summer. As you begin to assess some of these solutions, we have compiled a checklist of fundamental elements to look for in a new career services software. We’ve spoken with dozens of schools around [...]