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I have met with 100's of students in the past 15 years in education.  I have to say that each person I sit in front of is wanting the

same thing.  An established career that will support themselves in life.  How much of a priority and sacrifice they are willing to take is up to them.

Our typical student always seems to make excuses for getting an education. I reallly believe a person just has to decide on whether they are reay to have better life and make a change for the future.

IF OBAMA CAN PULL OFF COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR FREE...I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD ACTUALLY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT? TIME AND MONEY SEEMS TO ALWAYS BE THE FACTOR... NOW THAT MONEY IS OUT OF THE EQUATION WHAT VARIABLE WILL REPLACE IT FOR REASONS NOT WANTING TO GO TO SCHOOL?

Well...I'm hearing that the profession needs to change the extreme focus on enrolling students over all else.  For some admission professionals this is all they've ever really known.  For others....it's naturally how they've done it for years anyway.  Stress is different for each person so I'm curious how those in the field are feeling.  Change can be hard....even good change.

 

I would really want to know what people think on this. I am starting out in this field now, and I want to know just how stressful it can really get

So it's come to the point that the job of admissions must evolve to stay relevant. No longer do students need or desire a phone call to schedule an appointment.  They're not showing up anyway.  In fact....68% of qualified inquiries won't even show up at your campus.  Today's student can get all the info they need from the Internet.  So now what?

I hope you really enjoy the new course we've put together for you on effective questioning techniques (WS101)!  We spent months researching and developing this especially for faculty and staff working with students!  Check it out at http://www.maxknowledge.com/courses/workplace-skills/WS101/questioning-skills  let me know what you think!

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