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Still here?

If you are in Admissions and still around, why? It's not like you all are real student affairs practitioners, anyways. Might as well go sell cars. That's ok....admissions reps, or whatever is left of you, you are NOT going to like what happens next. AT ALL.

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Post ID: @OP+10xibE2b

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Told you that you wouldn't like it. I'm surprised more admissions reps aren't in jail. Shame on you thieves. Shame.

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Post ID: @2vlzv+10xibE2b

Told you that you won't like it. And that's just the start of it.

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Post ID: @1nhyv+10xibE2b

@ For what it worth- Thank you for being objective and informative without being condescending and judgmental.

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Post ID: @5sxo+10xibE2b

"you are NOT going to like what happens next"

BUT WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???

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Post ID: @5bhm+10xibE2b

That's right. No one is going to give you negative feedback about where you used to work. But that doesn't mean they are not thinking it and possibly drawing negative conclusions about the character of the job candidate applying before them. Good or bad PR follows people just as it does corporations.
To be realistic, most people anyone used to work with whether employed or unemployed are looking out for themselves. The myth of networking is just that. In the job market unless your uncle Sy owns the company it's every man for himself. Crony referrals that work are just that, for the insider cronies. If a friend or former colleague does give you a job lead often it's usually more out of kindness than a realistic proposition in my experience.
It's difficult to believe that South is growing based on several well known factors not the least of which is the steadily improving economy. Increased competition for the student dollar coupled with the quick buck attitude of of distant management realistically defines the future as nebulous at best. Lateral movement within the industry has heretofore been the savior of of the constant reductions in force but that job failsafe is becoming less and less of an option with steadily decreasing enrollment for whatever reason and all schools whether deemed good or bad flaunting a lack of accountability for student success with an overall long term six year graduation rate of approximately 40%.
One thing I am certain of, through experience, is that applying for a job while you still have one markedly heightens your future employability for a number of obvious reasons and more than anything else. So let the investment bankers do what they do while you work on investing in yourself and your future for the long term.

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Post ID: @5ymb+10xibE2b
  • higher ed. South will grow their admissions dept. get on LinkedIn and see where the people you used to work with end up, they aren’t unemployed, just network

and be diligent about finding a job just like anyone else. What you’re going to find is no one is going to give you feedback that states “ you didn’t get this because of where you worked” that’s asinine no one does that.

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Post ID: @4rnh+10xibE2b

Please, more details. We have had growth at our campus here at South and thought everything was fine.

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Post ID: @4kwq+10xibE2b

Still not sure of what's going down...

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Post ID: @4knf+10xibE2b

How do you know this and what's your gig? I'm not getting a good feeling about this.

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Post ID: @4ivm+10xibE2b

for admissions specifically UPMC hires many folks from AI as well as recruiting firms if that’s your gig, don’t fret! If moving is an option there is much opportunity out there in hire ed.

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Post ID: @4dqd+10xibE2b

Because it’s hard to find another job in higher ed. I feel like whenever other schools see Ai they don’t even bother. It’s like a curse. A lot of us here feel stuck!

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Post ID: @4jom+10xibE2b

@10xibE2b-uin
It may have something to do with the meltdown. Like rust, it never sleeps.
SUO down 47% from 2016-17 to present

South University (Savannah) ground down 60% during same time frame.

Go to collegescorecard.gov and plug in the numbers and you will see that no school still standing has positive student enrollment and in fact the enrollment deceleration is steadily increasing.

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Post ID: @2obl+10xibE2b

Im curious too! Admissions online leadership team had an unscheduled meeting this morning and not lots of smiling going on since then

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