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Monthly Archives: January 2017

School Representatives Attending An Online College

Build A Brand

Many questions that potential applicants ask about a university can be answered dryly with simple facts. Questions about class sizes, graduate placement and sports teams are all common. It is best to answer with not just facts, but also with information that starts to build a brand or narrative around the school. Small details that all tie back to the overall character of the institution, the history of the programs that are available and the current achievements of the university will all give a visitor to the online college fair a much clearer and more complete view of the school. Creating a unified brand or narrative about the university will also make the experience more meaningful than just plain numbers and facts.

Use Social Media

The primary duty of a representative is to answer the questions of students who have taken the time to explore the college in a more detailed way. There is not always time to address every single point during a single online college fair. This is why an effective college recruitment strategy is to establish social media channels that students will be able to use after the fair has ended. This could be a professional presence tied directly to the representative or it could mean constantly checking the main university social outlets for questions from potential applicants. These social media relationships will help to increase recruitment because a personal connection is formed between the school and the student.

Have Resources Available

Some of the inquiries from parents and students will have long and complex explanations that are not always expressed well during an online college fair. There are also some times when an answer might provide an opportunity to highlight parts of the school that are not frequently talked about. A good way to deal with these types of inquiries is to have a number of resources readily available. These resources could be links to specific parts of the college website, links to independent sources of information about the city or state or even printed materials that can be mailed to interested parties. Having a pool of resources readily available will give visitors confidence and the most complete view of the school as possible.

Save Money While Studying in USA

1. Keep track of the Exchange Rate

When you arrive in US, you can buy or exchange your currency into American dollars at the airport. Watch the rate before changing the money. See if the exchange rate benefits you and you may get a bit more money.

2. Open an account in US bank

If you are going to stay in USA for a long time, it is wise to open an account with a American bank. Before opening an account, contact your university as many universities have tie-ups with US banks, so opening an account will be easy and hassle-free. Analyze what student offers are available on the account. Also, open an account with a bank that possesses a broad network with ATMs accessible from where you stay and study.

By opening an account with USA bank, you are entitled to benefits like-

  • Withdrawing money without transaction charges from bank ATMs.
  • Student incentives like discount on shopping, entertainment, travel, etc.

If opening a bank account in the USA is taking time, withdraw cash in a lump sum to minimize the transaction charges. Also, check if your Indian bank has a partner bank in the USA, in that case, you can withdraw for free.

3. Make the most of the student offers and discounts

Many places in USA offer multiple student discounts. Many stores and establishments provide discounts on entertainment, meal, transportation, purchase of books, groceries and other services. All you need to do is show your student ID. The universities in the USA provide a student ID to each of its students and this ID carries a lot of deals too. Use your student ID and save money while studying!

4. Apply for Scholarships and Grants

Another method to beat the financial blues and save money is scholarships and grants. Most US universities provide full or partial scholarships and grants to students to help them cover their study and living expenses.

5. Stay at On-campus accommodation

The accommodation cost at university dorm is somewhat affordable and comes with all the necessary amenities and facilities, as compared to off-campus accommodation. The on-campus accommodation reduces the travel and other living expenses that are incurred if you live off-campus.

6. Use the Subway

The best and economical way to get around is Subway. You will reach your destination much faster than the cabs/taxis and your whole journey will definitely not burn a hole in your pocket.

Another way to get around is to buy a bicycle. The benefits of cycling are aplenty – you get some exercise, it’s inexpensive, it’s easy to get around your locality or campus and it’s great for the environment too. You will be able to save big bucks!

7. Work while studying

International students are allowed to work part-time during studies. It’s a good way to earn extra money to pay for your sundry expenses.

Note: International students in their first year are not allowed to work off-campus on F1 and M1 visas. You can work on-campus as librarians, assistants, etc. In the second and successive years of study, international students can work off-campus under CPT (Curricular Practical Training), and OPT (Optional Practical Training).

Tricks Pick Best University

  1. The university should be chosen based on what you love doing, you would like to work at the end of the exercise studies. Sounds simple, but it is not, especially because the faculty and degree programs are really a lot. The first approach you must decide, however, taking an initial brief distinction between science and the humanities.
  2. Once you choose your preference for one or the other possibility you know about the various faculties and degree courses. Internet provides you with a myriad of information, and then tries to do a specific search. You decide if you want and you can move in any town or stay in your city. Then search a list of universities in the area. After that for each search the list of degree courses offered.
  3. Once you have selected some courses that might be of interest to you more and more research and see what those examinations for each course. Unfortunately there will always be some material that you do not particularly like or that you’re less likely. But if a degree known that these materials are too many unwanted, then it means it’s not for you.
  4. Once the number and type of tests that await you’ve chosen the potential degree, went to the faculty and learn more about every aspect of curiosity or that you are not clear. Surely there is guidance, advisers who will answer your questions. If you can also directly informed by older students on how they are on University services and so on, so you have direct experience of the story.

First Day in College

The first tip is getting familiar with your schedule. This may mean you walk from your dorm to your first class so you know how long it will take you and where your class is. Nothing is worse than being late and lost on the first day of classes. You may also consider getting familiar with the campus before the first day of school. Doing this allows you to know what routes are best to take, where to eat, and maybe even find your perfect study spot. Knowing your campus and schedule before the first day of class can help you navigate the crowds and make it to your classes early so you can pick your seat, meet people, and even introduce yourself to the professor. If you have a roommate, you may want to coordinate your schedules to work out who will be using the shower or when people will be studying, or who will be in the dorm at what time.

Be prepared for class. Yes, even though it is the first day, you still need to be ready. Some classes or colleges require freshmen to have read a book or assignment before the first day. You will want to bring your schedule with you to class. If you aren’t in the right class, without your schedule, the professor or someone else won’t be able to help point you in the right direction if you don’t have a clue as to where you’re supposed to be. Bring a notebook, folder, or spiral as well as something to write with. Most instructors will go over the syllabus and what will be covered during the semester, and what their office hours are. So, there may be some stuff that you will want to write down, maybe even some numbers or email addresses of your classmates. Plus, there are some professors that go straight into lecture and you don’t want to be that kid asking for a pen and some paper.

My third tip for you, have fun. Even though things may seem scary, stressful, confusing, boring, or even depressing, just remember that college can be fun. You should try and make friends when ever you can. Don’t sit in the corner by yourself in class, introduce yourself, find out where people live or came from and see what you have in common with them. If you live in a dorm, try leaving your door propped open. People will see this as a sign that you don’t mind having visitors and can stop by to say hi. You may also want to look and see what clubs or organizations there are on campus, like fraternities or sororities.