Campusbird for Admissions

Mary Ontiveros, Vice President for Diversity, CSU

“The idea of a map that would be better than what we have had historically began many many years ago. I have been on campus for a long time and prior to this position, I was the executive director of admissions. In that position, I was always trying to guide people to campus. Trying to let prospective students know how to reach our office, how to tour the campus, how to get an idea of what this institution was really all about.

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Grad vs Undergrad: How Their Needs Differ

Grad school is, in every sense, a different experience than that of the undergrad.

Grad students have been around the block. They’re familiar with the basic functionality of a college campus. For them, the process of learning about a university centers on specific educational facilities, prior experiences of cohort members, and the amenities that will help in their research, Grad school is about action points more so than social points. It comes down to a ‘WOW’ factor – graduate students want to be impressed with the entire portfolio of what a university offers. Unlike a student coming from high school into college, convenience matters far less than practical application and productivity. Let’s look at the best ways for universities to use 3D mapping and other digital technology to attract top graduate candidates.

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Campusbird Vs Static Maps

Mary Ontiveros, Vice President for Diversity, CSU

There is great value in an interactive map, because things change daily. So a static map, all-too-often, is unusable the day it’s printed, and so we need to have some kind of a mechanism that will reflect really where the campus is on any particular day. Not just what was acceptable on the day that it was printed.

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High-Tech Recruiting with 3D Virtual Tour Software

Safe to say, methods for attracting students have been modernizing for years. Virtual reality plays a part, as does social media and the ability for students to connect and converse directly with a school and fellow students. In this post we’ll discuss some of these new recruiting technologies, including the potential of 3D virtual tour software, which is our forte here at CampusBird. Read more »

Webinar! Virtual Reality & The Campus Experience

This Wednesday, June 14, at 2pm Eastern, join CampusBird, Modo Labs and Texas A&M University for an exciting webinar, “Virtual Reality & The Campus Experience,” and learn how you can engage students by integrating virtual reality into your mobile campus experience. Read more »