3 Pieces of Advice Orientation Leaders Should Give First Year Students

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of speaking to the New Student Orientation Leaders at Keene State College in New Hampshire.  They were amazing, as orientation leaders always are, and made me feel welcome.  (Even singing me a special birthday song!) In preparing to talk to these student leaders, I reflected on my own experience working with first year students and having been an orientation leader.  I came up with a number of tips related to social media that staff working with first year students should keep in mind.  Below I’m… Read More

2014 Ranking of the Most Engaged #HigherEd & #StudentAffairs Professional Orgs on Twitter

Having a social media presence is increasingly becoming a requirement for any organization.  I was interested in how the professional associations in higher education and student affairs engage online, so I decided to take a look at their Twitter presences and put together a ranking of the “most influential” associations. The metric I chose to use is each organization’s Klout score.  Klout is a company that uses a proprietary algorithm in an attempt to quantify the “influence” of an organization.  Klout scores range from 1-100, and it becomes exponentially harder to raise one’s… Read More