Did you know there’s a place for college recruiting professionals gathering online? It’s TargetX’s Knowledge Center – the nearly 10 year old site where we post all sorts of free goodies, advice, links and no sales stuff. Earlier this year we turned it into a social networking environment for folks to gather, ask questions, share ideas, post success.
As I write this, there are 292 members and growing daily. A recent post by Marisa asks folks about their thoughts on improving a college counselor visit program. TargetX’s Dara shares online widgets to make your site your own. Sarah wants to become more of a strategic thinker and is looking for advice. And Layna is talking up Web 2.0 stuff.
Oh, and we list where we’re presenting, links to our blogs and podcast (did you know we produce the only regular podcast on college recruiting?), post our presentations for all to download and share some of our favorite Youtube videos to enjoy.
So join the conversation. But do more than just join. Start the conversation, engage others, share ideas and use the hell out of the free site we’ve setup for you. And feel free to let me know if you want more. We’re always up for the challenge!
Read more about our authors. Brian is the CEO and Co-Founder of TargetX. Over twenty years ago, he started his career in admissions at a small, liberal arts college. He was a constant thorn in the admission director’s side – always wanting to try new ideas and technology. He took his energy (and vast collection of suspenders – it was the early 90′s) to lead the graduate and adult enrollment and marketing at a national university. In this leadership position, he helped differentiate his employer in one of the most crowded higher education marketplaces in the country and pioneered the use of the Internet in recruitment marketing. His passion sparked the genesis of TargetX, the company he has served for over 14 years as its co-founder and CEO. Along the way he’s earned his master’s degree in education at the University of Pennsylvania and built TargetX into a multi-million dollar technology and consulting firm serving over 450 colleges and universities. Brian is now a voice of change in an industry at its tipping point, helping colleges who have the gumption to embrace more effective recruiting techniques as traditional methods wither away. He is also the author of “Overthrowing Dead Culture: A Vision to Change the World of College Recruiting” available on Amazon.com and BN.com.