You’re a high school senior whose entire school year is being consumed by your college decision… building your college list, taking college tours, narrowing down your long list to a shortlist, and applying to your top schools. It can be a very stressful time! You’ve done all the research, and you’ve been accepted to your top two schools that check every box and meet every criteria. Now it’s time to make your decision… Which school is the best fit for you? What makes one school the right choice over the other? After all, this will be your home for the next four years…
That can be a lot of pressure for one 17 year old! When it comes down to it, a college decision cannot be made purely by facts and figures. According to DeLeon Gray, Associate Professor at NC State University, “students choose to be in environments that make them feel a sense of fit. This is especially important during adolescence and emerging adulthood, where questions of identity are prevalent." These students who are about to take the leap and leave home for the first time want to choose a school where they feel connected and have a sense of belonging. “If these questions [of identity] are answered within a certain space that students are in, they will choose to be there mentally and physically.” Gray said. So, the best way for students to know that your school is the right choice for them is when they can picture themselves on your campus, living in the dorms, learning in the classrooms, and enjoying activities with other students (building friendships).
What if we told you there was a way to show high school seniors just that, what a day in the life of a student at your school is really like? Through our HelloCampus Live platform, admitted students can select a meeting time and choose a current student guide to talk and hear all about their typical ‘day-in-the-life’ on campus. Your approved student guides can present their own photos/videos and tell personal stories about their favorite moments on campus. This could include content like showing their dorm room, time with friends, the best spots to eat on campus, fun things they like to do outside of class, and much more.
The most attractive thing about any school is the people. When an admitted student gets to talk and connect with a current student, they aren’t just learning more about your school, but they are starting to imagine what their future could be like if they attended. The laughter, stories, and content shared during one live "meet and greet" gives admitted students a deeper personal connection that could very well be their deciding factor! Through the power of storytelling, your current students have the potential to turn an admitted student into an enrolled one!
If you would like to learn more about how your school can utilize our “Day-in-the-life” live, virtual meetings, choose a time on our calendar and schedule a call. We can’t wait to tell you more!