Student Affairs Professionals
Despite hours of planning of strategizing it seems like students just don't come to programs anymore.
This generation of students aren't like the ones who came before them.
It's tough to engage students because they're always on their phones.
But what if
it's our approach that needs to be transformed?
According to Dr. Patricia Rissmeyer at Emmanuel College, for our students today, if we calculated all of the hours they spend studying, attending classes, sleeping, eating, working and other personal activities, they’re roughly left with 50 hours a week of unscheduled time...not to mention the time spend staring at their phones’.
ONLY 50 HOURS!
As Student Affairs professionals this is the small window that we have to help students develop and find their purpose on our campus.
We try to optimize our time and resources by hosting events and starting initiatives for students.
But if we miss the mark, we face:
- Budget cuts
- Retention problems
- Most Importantly, We miss the opportunity to connect with & develop students.
Your Next Event Could:
Be a creative program that's inspiring, motivating and engaging to students
Favorably optimize your time and resources
Noticeably increase student engagement
TRANSFORM HOW YOU THINK ABOUT STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
One thing to keep in mind when planning a program for students is that you want to create FOMO!
WTH is FOMO?
It’s the Fear Of Missing Out.
Study shows that 7/9 (69%) students experience FOMO.
How to create FOMO?
One of the best ways to do this is having a live performance event that students are able to sign up for online.
Watch the FREE FOMO Resource!
MY SERVICES HELP?
Yo! My name is Oliver W. Colbert and I'm a spoken-word artist, motivational speaker and creative educator based in NYC. I have over 4+ years experience in creative programming in Higher Education and extensive life experience.
My services are uniquely designed around needs of your campus community, while inspiring and motivating students to be the best version of themselves.
I’ve worked with Buffalo State, Rutgers University, Stony Brook University, Hofstra University and many others. Across the board administrators from campuses that I’ve visited have shared in experiencing a positive impact on student engagement.
Have more questions? Feel free to send me a message and I'll get back to you within 2 business days.
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