Using collegeplannerpro to communicate, retain and grow during uncertain times
Because what’s happening in the world is unprecedented, there’s no set of best practices to lead us through. Instead, we need to chart this course together. That’s why we’re bringing together some of the best ideas, tips, and resources into one hub.
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How IECs Are Adapting
"With the pandemic I can’t give my usual talks at local high schools or college fairs. As such, I’ve put more effort into digital marketing. When I have tables, people like to take printed materials. Therefore, I created an online view book/flip book that captures my main services in one digestible format."
"Like others, we are now entirely on Zoom, but we have also added a COVID resources page to our website, and are putting together a series of Animoto videos with information on college transition that we would normally transmit in person."
"I’m doing Facebook live Q&A and more webinars in the late spring to try to reach more people and provide clarity on the situation as it relates to admissions and transitioning in the fall."
"We have always relied heavily on Zoom, Google Classroom, Skype, FaceTime, Botim, Whats App, and Wechat to communicate with international students, but now we use these platforms exclusively until we can travel again to resume in-person counseling."
Sharing Information"I have been sharing COVID updates with my local high schools college and career center. I’ve found that information dissemination in manageable and concise ways helps attract more clients and provide help to the community."
Relying on CPP
Everything has moved to zoom instead of in-person. I have met with my clients many more times but for shorter periods of time. I've also started relying on CCP more too.
An Earlier Timeline
Timing has moved earlier because of the Quarantine. What was traditionally done in summer and fall has been started now for some students. Students are eager to research colleges online and I have asked each of them to set up a college research notebook.
Resources from our Affiliates
Our friends at ArborBridge are keeping a pulse on the college admission tests as things rapidly change. Find a constantly growing list of all their resources on their website here: COVID-19 Testing Resources from ArborBridge.
Human eSources has prepared a handful of resources that include; a home learning mini course for parents of elementary-aged children, presentations by experienced counselors and college instructors on transitioning their courses online and building resiliency, and several blog posts. Review these resources here: COVID-19 Resources from Human eSources.
Stay in Touch with Prospects and Clients
Communication is now more important than ever. Use CollegePlannerPro's recently enhanced Broadcast message feature to stay in touch with current clients and to reach prospective clients.
If you are looking for ideas for revamping your email marketing during this time, we've provided our tips for you here: Email Marketing Strategy for IECs.
Working Online with Students
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student account introduction
Now is a great time to explore new ways of marketing your services, connecting with students, and running your business. It is also a great time to streamline your business processes and ensure you are best utilizing the tools you lean on. We are working to bring you lots of helpful webinars about CollegePlannerPro, our affiliates, and general best practices. Join us for these live events or catch a recording on our events page here: CollegePlannerPro Webinars and Events.
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This guide explores online tools and best practices for transitioning your practice online. This includes:
- The tools that you should be considering to help you get better results from your online work.
- An overview of Zoom and the value that it can add to virtual meetings.
- A look at the tools that CollegePlannerPro provides that will help you successfully collaborate, communicate, and stay on track with your students no matter your locations.