Posted by Brad J. Ward | Posted in Free, Higher Education, Marketing, Recruitment, Thoughts, Zinch | Posted on 09-09-2008
While I am still trying to get some measly gas cards to give out, Carleton College in Northfield, MN is giving away all-expenses paid trips to come visit their college.
Nancy, a high school student who contributes to the blog at Zinch.com, writes:
I got a small pamphlet-like letter in the mail late last week from Carleton College inviting me to enter a sort of contest where about 50 kids from under-represented groups get an all-expenses paid trip (YES, THAT INCLUDES AIR-FARE!) to spend three days on their campus. My initial reaction was: “WHATTTTT?! THIS IS AWESOME!!! *runs around house screaming*”
I think it’s safe to say that she feels special, selected, impressed, lucky, excited… you name it.
Head over to the Zinch Blog to read the rest of the blog post.
I had a chance to meet Matthew Ryan, the Associate Director of Web Communications and Development at Carleton during our flight delay after eduWeb. They’ve got a lot of great stuff on their site, like this student-produced video about Carleton.
And I’ll leave you with one more quote from Nancy:
A piece of advice to all other colleges: If you want students to get more interested in your school, just offer them free trips! Please learn from the almighty, glorious, and benevolent Carleton College!