Our first "open mic" night on #CampusChat attracted 23 contributors who posted 286 tweets in the span of an hour and a half. The discussion was lively, informative, and insightful. Contributors ranged from college students to college counselors and from educators to business execs. What's important in selecting the right college became the topic of discussion with insights from current and recent college students who stressed significant factors not typically addressed during traditional college search.
The Takeaway Tweets
I didn't consideration things like student life. My college town was
way too small for what I needed, not diverse. #campuschat
I know that's broad–but applies to curriculum, student life,
location, everything. Very hard to be that forward-thinking at 18! #campuschat
we have to encourage kids to us online searches w/o location
restrictions. just open eyes to options beyond where friends went #campuschat
From fresh-baked bread to dorm rooms with sinks, the number of factors mentioned during #CampusChat that influence where to apply to college may seem irrational and impractical, but there's always something that speaks to each person. The bottom line is that you have to visit the campus when classes are in session and not be afraid to ask students (and not just the tour guide) questions about their college life. For a more insight on this topic and to connect with college advising experts, read the complete transcript here.
Next #CampusChat: Wednesday, July 14, with expert guest: Janson Woodlee, founder of Ivy Eyes (@IvyEyesEditing).