Strategy Consulting

Recruiting students from around the world is complicated stuff. Cultural differences aside, simple barriers to technology can keep your outreach efforts from reaching your target audience.

We’re here to help.

From evaluating the various pipeline options to figuring out what differentiates your institution from the rest, Intead will help analyze the opportunities, present your team with the options and help you implement the solutions that focus on your goals. We understand the recruitment funnel and will help you evaluate how your institution can move students all the way to “employed” following graduation.

With that kind of result, your institution’s reputation will continue to build on itself.

We are mindful of the limited resources available for these kinds of initiatives. The most successful efforts to expand and diversify your international student population start with a clear directive from the top. With a clear vision and solid grasp of the value of international student education, your institution can move forward with more unity and more resources.

Tapping into the international network represented by your colleagues is just one way to expand your reach to new markets. These connections can open doors that might otherwise be shut. Yet these are small steps. There are other avenues that require more significant investment and offer greater potential to create more steady streams of students.

  • Should you partner with an ESL outfit or build your own ESL program?
  • Would a 1+3 pathway program work for you?
  • Can Zinch help you with social media?
  • Can virtual fairs bring in more students? Or does a physical presence at college fairs overseas provide a greater return on investment?
  • Do Hobsons or IDP provide the kind of services that can move the needle for your institution?
  • How should your institution approach the controversy over using paid international agents?
  • What kind of analytics are most effective in tracking your success? Which metrics are worth tracking to maintain success and justify budget?

All of these questions, and others, are being asked and answered at schools  across the country. Different plans are going to be more or less effective based on a range of factors for each one. With so many avenues to consider, we believe it is wise to weigh the options and the culture within your institution before throwing resources at any particular recruitment program.

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