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April 18, 2024
Episode 3: The Future of Enrollment: Optimizing Student Engagement from Day One

The Future of Enrollment: Optimizing Student Engagement from Day One

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About the Episode

About the Episode: John Carrere, Director for the Office of Recruitment and First-Year Experience at Pitt Community College, unpacks how he uses innovative strategies, unique tools, and creative approaches for engaging students and guiding them towards discovering their passions. John shares tips on how he created an Element451 Optimization Users Group at Pitt Community College and emphasizes the pivotal role of technology, particularly AI, in enhancing recruitment and retention. Through a candid discussion, John shares valuable insights on leveraging data for enrollment management and his positive experiences with Element451, underscoring the significance of customer service in tech platforms.

Key Takeaways:

  • Engagement Strategies: John shares Pitt Community College’s approach to connecting with students and guiding them in finding their passions.
  • Recruitment and Experience Integration: The importance of blending recruitment efforts with first-year experiences.
  • Technology and AI in Education: How technology, particularly AI, can transform recruitment and retention with a focus on ethical use.
  • Data and Reporting: The role of data in improving enrollment management strategies.
  • Collaboration Benefits: The Optimization Users Group at Pitt Community College and its impact on interdepartmental collaboration.

Connect With Our Co-Hosts:

Daniella Nordin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellanordin/

Brendan Henkel
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bkhenkel/

About The Enrollify Podcast Network: In Your Element is a part of the Enrollify Podcast Network. If you like this podcast, chances are you’ll like other Enrollify shows too!  

Some of our favorites include Visionary Voices: The College President’s Playbook and Higher Ed Pulse

Enrollify is made possible by Element451 —  the next-generation AI student engagement platform helping institutions create meaningful and personalized interactions with students. Learn more at element451.com

Connect with Us at the Engage Summit: Exciting news —  Daniella and Brendan will be at the 2024 Engage Summit in Raleigh, NC, on June 25 and 26, and we’d love to meet you there! Sessions will focus on cutting-edge AI applications that are reshaping student outreach, enhancing staff productivity, and offering deep insights into ROI. 

Use the discount code Enrollify50 at checkout, and you can register for just $200.

Learn more and register at engage.element451.com — we can’t wait to see you there!



People in this episode

Host

Daniella Nordin is the Director of Customer Success and Engagement at Element451 and the host of In Your Element.

Brendan Henkel is the Manager of Solutions Engineering at Element451 and host of In Your Element.

Interviewee

John Carrere

John Carrere is the Element 451 Administrator and Director for the Office of Recruitment & First-Year Experience at Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina. John has worked in higher education for over 15 years and has served as Coordinator of New Student Orientation, is a member of the Pitt Community College Foundation Board of Directors, is a member of the Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County Board of Directors and is co-advisor to the PCC Student

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