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Lisa Cynamon Mayers

Lisa Cynamon Mayers

Lisa Cynamon Mayers has over a decade of experience in college admissions and college counseling. She has worked as an admissions counselor for Washington University in St. Louis, her alma mater. Ms. Mayers has spent a decade working as an independent college counselor, advising international and domestic students. She works as the academic advisor for Intead focusing on writing, marketing and branding campaigns.

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Success! A Quick Review of the 2014 Intead Workshop

Last week Intead hosted its inaugural 2014 Global Marketing Conference for Academic Leaders. Against the back drop of Manhattan, academic leaders from around the world joined the Intead team and an extraordinary group of guest speakers to learn the latest in digital marketing, social media marketing, innovations in recruitment and more. 

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Retention Starts Day One

What's the buzz in international higher education right now? Retention. Everyone is talking about retention. Why is retention so important? When should institutions focus on retention?

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Intead Index: Credential Evaluation Companies

Here it is. Delivered fresh to your mailbox. Another exciting edition of the Intead Index, one in a series of indices that provides you with all of the information you need to make informed decisions.

In this edition we provide you with a comprehensive chart outlining the many credential evaluation companies. 

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Intead's Other Blog: Intead Insights

Thank you for your continued support of our Intead Recruiting Intelligence blog. As we so frequently recount, we are perpetual students; we thrive on conducting research, sharing trends and highlighting new developments in international education. Did you know that in addition to this blog that you are reading, we also publish another weekly blog called Intead Insights? Read on to learn more about what Intead Insights features and why you might be interested in subscribing to that blog as well.

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What's New in Campus Career Services

At Intead we spend most of our time blogging about international student recruitment and marketing and the use of digital solutions to ease those activities. So why are we writing about university career services today? How is your campus career services office connected to your work as an international student recruiter or marketer?

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The Intead Index - Book of Lists Has Arrived!

Hot off the digital presses: It's the Intead Index: Book of Lists.

Our expert researchers have gathered the information we wish we had when we were working in admissions offices.

We've spent time evaluating, comparing and then compiling the results. We do this to help you make informed decisions as you scale your international student enrollment.

  • Social media tools to help you manage a multi-country campaign
  • Tour provider comparisons
  • International educator associations listed
  • Lead generators compared
  • Linked In groups listed

All of these, and more. We are comparing the tools used by some of the most successful institutions. We've gathered information from many sources including administrators who have traveled this path and expanded their international student populations by 100% or more.

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Powerful Images for International Student Recruitment

We have entered the season in which we become fully entrenched in deep thoughts on learning and growing, living and celebrating. There will be memorable moments shared by families throughout the world. It is graduation season, a time when we review accomplishments of the past and look towards future achievements. Celebrated college graduation speakers often draw upon quotes of earlier orators and authors. Those very best life lessons are distilled into brilliant quotes for future generations to share and appreciate. We at Intead would like to commend all recent graduates, as well as the individuals who are called upon to give the commencement addresses. Our passion for education runs deep; we celebrate and promote education everyday on our site Why Education Matters

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Brazil: Thoughts on International Student Recruitment

As institutions look to diversify their international student populations, there is considerable interest in entering new markets. Though Brazil has a history of sending students to international institutions throughout the world, as the middle class continues to grow, there is increased potential for international student recruitment within Brazil. Whether your institution is currently recruiting in Brazil or considering making a move toward that country, it's interesting to consider a few factors we discovered.

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Intead Index: Key Publications for International Higher Education Professionals

Here it is. Delivered fresh to your mailbox. Another exciting edition of the Intead Index, one in a series of indices that provides you with all of the information you need to make informed decisions.

We will cover a variety of information sources, marketing and technology services international university admissions and marketing departments purchase or use regularly. We will publish the lists regularly on the blog over the next few months. We will be publishing a compilation of these lists on a yearly basis. While we'd like to think that our research is comprehensive, we know that there might be service providers we inadvertently overlooked. That's where you, our loyal readers, come into the picture.  We welcome your comments and additions to the lists. Feel free to use the provided link to share your feedback. 

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Hey Admission Officers: What You Might Have Missed Over the Last Few Months

If you are a regular reader of this blog you might have noticed how I fondly reminisce about my experience as an admission counselor. I spent three years working at my alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis. This was my first real job so the experience was pivotal in shaping me as a budding professional. I can appreciate firsthand how the last few months have been an utter whirlwind for admission counselors. From a winter spent in the depths of file reading to a spring spent trying to enroll all of the admitted students, there has been little time to breathe, let alone spend time reading this blog. So today I want to point out some blog posts you might have missed over the last few months.

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