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AACRAO's bi-weekly professional development e-newsletter Connect offers timely information, actionable tips, and expert guidance relevant to your career; stories about interesting colleagues doing inspiring things; and news about association services, activities and resources.

Like a virtual, on-demand AACRAO conference-between-conferences, Connect keeps professional conversations alive and helps you stay engaged with the association that advocates for and believes in your career. 

SEMQ recognizes editorial board members

Nov 18, 2019

Outgoing, current, and new members provide a valuable contribution to the field.

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How to be successful at your new SEM job

Nov 18, 2019

The basic and often unspoken rules to succeed in a new job.

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4 questions to guide SEM implementation

Nov 18, 2019

Closing thoughts from AACRAO SEM 2019.

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Sustain your institution’s brand presence over time

Nov 18, 2019

How residual marketing can boost the efficiency of your recruitment efforts.

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International Education Week 2019: Cultivating global citizens

Nov 18, 2019

Peek inside the 2019 Open Doors report, an annual survey on international students in the U.S. and U.S. students studying abroad, released Monday.

4 compass points for successful business process improvements

Nov 15, 2019

How enrollment, academic, and student services units can add value.

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Field Notes: 4 tips for nailing your next job interview

Nov 15, 2019

A hiring manager shares how to make the most of your in-person interview.

Building the Blueprint: the 2019 Baden-Württemberg Seminar

Nov 12, 2019

One participant shares her most memorable moment, biggest takeaway, and advice for next year's seminar participants.

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10 lessons learned when restructuring for transformative change

Nov 5, 2019

Facing the difficult prospect of restructuring, one president shares his insights.

Finding best-fit students

Nov 5, 2019

5 keys to a successful search program

3 stages of an academic success program for athletes

Nov 5, 2019

A pilot program at one school has lead to increased GPAs and graduation rates.

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10-minute mentors address questions common and unusual

Nov 5, 2019

In speed mentoring rounds at SEM, 13 volunteers supported mentees' career aspirations.

Many new exhibitors bring excitement to SEM 2019

Nov 4, 2019

Exhibitors included AI Chatbots, Scholarships & institutional aid solutions, schedule planner tools & software, enrollment management CRM, strategic marketing firms, credentials platform, transportation management solutions, and more.

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Field Notes: Leadership development cohort kicks off at SEM

Nov 4, 2019

ASCEND will prepare a diverse group to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management.

How a road trip (and a flat tire) drove SEM plan success

Nov 4, 2019

One institution's unexpected roadmap to change -- and six practical tips for campus-wide SEM buy-in.

The Game of Life: Engaging your campus in the student lifecycle

Nov 4, 2019

Step into students' shoes with this board game.

Support students struggling with food and housing insecurities

Nov 4, 2019

AACRAO will match up to $5,000 in monetary donations through November 15.

Remove policy and procedural barriers to access

Nov 4, 2019

9 questions to help you find and address issues hindering students and the institution.

Housing, food, or tuition? The new economics of college

Nov 4, 2019

SEM's opening plenary speaker, Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, discussed meeting students' basic needs with a culture of caring.

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Introducing AACRAO Quick Takes

Oct 22, 2019

AACRAO is offering quick videoconference updates on emerging issues, such as the College Affordability Act. Sign up here.