The Clayton State University Office of Recruitment and Admissions’ Virtual Open House on Thursday, Feb. 7, was a major success, and undoubtedly started many high school students towards having their dreams made real.
According to Penny Brooks, associate director, Recruitment and Marketing, the Virtual Open House attracted a total of 609 individuals from 48 states and 36 countries. Most (70 percent) of the visitors listed a 2013 graduation date, but 22 percent listed 2014, five percent listed 2015, and the remaining three percent were either high school grads or were younger than high school sophomores.
“We did a lot of email and phone-based marketing prep work in advance of this event, particularly geared towards students who were high school-aged, and I think it was fairly effective,” says Brooks. “We in admissions will follow up with all the event guests, with hopes that their virtual visit toClaytonStatewas enticing.”
The Virtual Open House had five virtual booths (Admissions, Financial Aid, On-Campus Housing and Student Life, First-Year Program, Academics) with staff providing chat opportunities for participants throughout the event. Prospective students, their family members, and others were able to click into the booths and receive answers to their questions in real time. There were also live webcasts scheduled throughout the event withClaytonStatefaculty members speaking about their major programs, academic opportunities available atClaytonState, and future career options. The admissions staff also discussedClaytonStatein general and admissions requirements and policies in particular. Participants were also able to text questions to the presenters and get their answers in real time.
For prospective students and their parents who would like to see how their dreams can be made real by visiting the Clayton State campus in person, the next Open House on campus will be held on Saturday, Apr. 6, 2013.
For more information, contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at (678) 466-4115.