10 Questions To Think About Before Starting That PhD

Getting a PhD is not a decision to take lightly.  Having been a full-time student for three and a half years now, I wanted to share some of the questions I think you need to ask yourself before you apply and begin in order to be set up for success. If you can successfully answer all of these questions, then maybe a doctorate is right for you.  These questions \ apply to most PhDs, however I want to acknowledge that I am coming from a higher education doctorate perspective.  Some of them may make more… Read More

SPOTLIGHT: Yale’s Admissions Musical Video

In 2010, Yale University produced this highly slick and fun admissions video to highlight the many features of its campus.  They used the highly shareable strategy of creating a “musical” about their college. Of course, video memes almost always spawn parody and satire.  This was the response from Harvard’s comedy news show On Harvard Time: This is a post from my ongoing effort to highlight interesting examples of social media efforts by colleges and universities.  Check out past examples here.  Have an example to share?  Tweet me.

SPOTLIGHT: Cornell Admissions’ Student Blogs

The use of first-person student blogs on admissions websites isn’t new, but Cornell University has given broad latitude to its student bloggers to share their uncensored experiences.  From the blog landing page, one has links to student blogs on independent platforms including Tumblr, Instagram, WordPress, and others.  It’s a refreshing take on student admissions blogs that break out of the usual university template. This is a post from my ongoing effort to highlight interesting examples of social media efforts by colleges and universities every Monday.  Check out past examples here.  Have an example to share?  Tweet… Read More