Are you personally familiar with every college that your students have on their college application lists? When you need more information about a college or university to assess whether a student would be a good fit for that institution, is it easy to engage with your colleagues on the other side of the desk? These are some of the questions we wanted to address by creating the Hobsons Counselor Community.
Thousands of users have already joined the community and created a personal profile – welcome! And if you are the primary community user for your high school, we hope you've updated any information that appears in your institutional profile.
But what else can you do in the Hobsons Counselor Community right now? Here are some tips to get the most from your community membership:
- Post news and photos to your institutional feed. This helps increase awareness of and generate interest in your school, and gives colleges a reason to learn more about you. With graduation season in full swing, you can upload photos (up to 2MB) and news about your senior class, write short blurbs about news or events, and brag about your students!
- “Follow” other schools, colleges, or universities. Is there a profile for your alma mater in the community? Follow it so you can stay up to date on campus news and events. Are there colleges where your students tend to apply more frequently? Follow them so you’ll know what’s happening on campus and can let students know “what’s new.”
- Connect with other community members. Find the colleges where your students matriculate most often and connect with the admission rep responsible for your territory. Look up friends and acquaintances at other high schools or universities and invite them to connect. You’ll be able to send messages to your connections and stay in touch throughout the year, not just during visit season.
- Get ready for travel season with RepVisits. RepVisits will be a part of the Hobsons Counselor Community later this summer. If you’re already using RepVisits, your account information and any visits that have already been set up will automatically migrate to the next generation of RepVisits this summer. If you’re not currently using RepVisits, sign up for a free account now.
Haven’t joined the community yet? Naviance users can access the Hobsons Counselor Community using the icon in the upper-right corner of your home screen. Once you’re in, set up your individual profile and check out your school’s profile. Then, start posting news and put out the welcome mat for other schools and postsecondary institutions and invite them to learn more!