In today’s increasingly complex higher education environment, there is great demand for skilled professionals in enrollment management. Whether you are new or experienced in this field, here are five ways you can take your career to the next level.
1. Earn a Noel-Levitz Certificate in Enrollment Management
You only need to complete six courses online to earn Noel-Levitz Certification in a program offered at Bay Path University. Finish in one year taking one course at a time. An accelerated eight-month schedule is also available. All of the coursework applies toward a master’s degree at the same time (see next item). A recent graduate, Brandy Cartmell, shared this: “The Certificate program has catapulted my career. I am now overseeing admissions, financial aid, student success, first-year programs, and the registrar’s office. My earning potential has more than doubled.” Learn more and apply.
2. Earn a Master of Science Degree in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Enrollment Management
A master’s degree program offered by Bay Path University consists of 12 courses and can include Noel-Levitz Certification. Even if you already have an advanced degree, this master’s degree will increase your ability to make a difference for the campuses you serve, with courses such as Enrollment Management Principles and Practices, Leading Change in Higher Education, The Contemporary College Student, Student Personnel Services, and Higher Education Marketing and Communications. Learn more and apply.
3. Learn from an enrollment management consultant or become one
When you work side-by-side with a qualified enrollment management consultant, you can learn what he or she knows about successful strategies that have worked for others, including the types of tracking data that are critical for effective decision making. You are also likely to improve your personal track record of enrollment success—a platform that could advance your career or propel you into consulting. This doesn’t mean you need to leave your full-time campus job, as some consultants manage occasional assignments while remaining employed full-time. Did you know that Noel-Levitz has 80 people consulting this way?
See our list of associate consultants.
4. Expand your network by regularly attending conferences on enrollment management
Regularly attending EM-related conferences is an effective way to network and to demonstrate your commitment to excellence in the field. In recent years, Noel-Levitz has seen record attendance at its annual National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention and at its semiannual Strategic Enrollment Planning Executive Forum. Many people attend the Noel-Levitz conference every year. Learn more about Noel-Levitz events.
5. Develop a reputation as a successful EM innovator—and share your success
Two of the great advantages of the EM field are its continuous innovations and its focus on measurable outcomes—areas which historically have not been strengths for higher education. In addition to building a track record of successful enrollment outcomes, you can build your reputation as a successful EM innovator by creating a data-driven culture of innovation on your campus—an environment that is continuously testing new ideas, measuring their impact so everyone knows what works best, and continuously making measurable improvements to the bottom line. To keep building your professional platform, we invite you to share your successes at the next Noel-Levitz National Conference. Propose a conference session here.
We hope you have found this information helpful. Investing in yourself through EM professional development can not only advance your career, it can also transform your institution. The field of enrollment management is exciting because there are constantly new things to learn and new ways to approach today’s challenges. Always keep growing and learning! If you have questions about any of the opportunities listed here, please send us an email or call Noel-Levitz at 1-800-876-1117.
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