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Lee Gamelin
Lancaster PA
Career School Consulting - I rebuild career schools
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In the frontier of creating competitive advantages, not much is left for career schools and colleges. All major competitors are licensed. All major competitors are accredited. All major competitors are Title IV or WOIA eligible institutions or both. All major competitors offer in-demand occupational training. All major competitors teach résumé... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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Whether you perceive it this way or not, your career center is a service business with a major mission - generate recruitment for your graduates! As with any other service business, filling your marketing pipeline with prospective recruiters will be an ongoing process for as long as your school exists.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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I’ve said this many time before, and I will say it many more times, a school simply cannot achieve high employment success in all their programs unless students are putting in as much effort into their job search as the school is in securing recruitment from potential employers! So, what’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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Do you employ a complete marketing and sales system to promote your career center services? Do you use all the tools you need to get your career center marketing efforts unstuck, make an effective action plan and start getting more employer clients for your graduates? Does your career center use... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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You just cannot achieve high employment success in all your programs unless your students are putting in as much effort into their job search as you are in securing recruitment from potential employers! The problem is most career schools, and colleges provide their students only with opportunities to learn how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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Genuine interest in helping others: Will have at all times the best interest of the prospective student in mind. Acts as an advisor, successfully guiding the prospective student to the decision that will best benefit their lives. They present quality engagement and strong human relations skills. They are committed to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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In part one of the three-part series, I stated there are three distinct functions that need to be carried out to structure highly effective career services; one crosses over into education. Transformative learning Coaching “Selling” fee-free recruitment services Part One focused on transformative learning, which you can review here. Part... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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In part one of the three-part series, I stated there are three distinct functions that need to be carried out to structure highly effective career services; one crosses over into education. Transformative learning Coaching “Selling” fee-free recruitment services Part one focused on transformative learning, which you can review here. This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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There are three distinct functions that need to be carried out to structure highly effective career services; one crosses over into education. Transformative learning Coaching “Selling” fee-free recruitment services Let’s begin with a transformative learning program; transformative in this case meaning changing habits of mind and points of view. You... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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I wrote this article nine years ago and came across it in my archives when searching for a relevant subject for a post today. With a few editorial revisions, it’s as relevant today as it was when I wrote it in 2007. Student retention is one of the hallmark elements... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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Several years ago, and I mean in the 80s or early 90s, I read an article by Karl M. Mathews, at the time, president of Southwestern Business College in Palos Hills, Illinois. I can not find a current reference to Mr. Mathews nor Southwestern Business College. I copied the article... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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Organizing Admissions: The Myths (Post Two of Three - Industry Standards) Several years ago, and I mean in the 80s or early 90s, I read an article by Karl M. Mathews, at the time, president of Southwestern Business College in Palos Hills, Illinois. I can not find a current reference... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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Several years ago, and I mean in the 80s or early 90s, I read an article by Karl M. Mathews, at the time, president at Southwestern Business College in Palos Hills, Illinois. I can not find a current reference to Mr. Mathews nor to Southwestern Business College. I copied the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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A Cancer That Can Kill Your Business This morning, I read a post written by Don Tinney that applies to all businesses large and small. I have seen this “cancer” grow in many businesses, first as a training consultant at Dale Carnegie Training to chairing onsite visits for the Accrediting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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It all starts with a Business Development Assessment (BDA) The objective of the BDA is to provide a comprehensive written report outlining our analysis of your school’s stage of development and competitive position with a plan summary to guide your school business in achieving sustainable growth. With this plan, you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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5 SIMPLE KEYS TO ENDING PAINFUL COMPANY MEETINGS I read this post by Mike Kotsis this morning, and having experienced dreadful meeting both as a leader and participant, I felt this would be a good read for everyone. I’m sure all of you have experienced painful company meeting at one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
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Here is an article I read recently by Chris Naylor, Business Growth Coach from Minneapolis, that applies to all industries including our educational services sector. LEADERSHIP TEAMS You’ve read it many times before, successful companies are built by great teams who create strong cultures of excellence. But if teamwork is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
Enrollment Management - The 1% Solution Private, postsecondary career schools are supported primarily by tuition revenue. The enrollment and training process works like a funnel from inquiries to employment. A school’s future depends on effective management of the school’s operating system, in particular, the enrollment process. Monitoring the conversion rates... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Gamelin Associates
The ignored secret behind successful organizations (and nations) is infrastructure. Not the content of what's happening, but the things that allow that content to turn into something productive. A blog post by Seth Godin worth reading. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at Gamelin Associates
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Want more enrollments...solve student problems. There are 5 major problems students encounter when trying to make an enrollment decision. These are usually legitimate problems that prevent an enrollment and not just half-baked excuses to postpone a decision. Childcare Transportation issues Lack of money for self-support Scheduling conflict especially with work... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at Gamelin Associates
What if your biggest opportunity isn’t to be better than the competition, but instead to fill the void the competition hasn’t yet noticed or doesn’t care to fill? What are they missing? Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Gamelin Associates
Every marketing challenge revolves around these questions WHO are you trying to reach? (If the answer is 'everyone', start over.) HOW will they become aware of what you have to offer? WHAT story are you telling/living/spreading? DOES that story resonate with the worldview these people already have? (What do they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Gamelin Associates
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I've made many blog post regarding how to be successful in managing career services at for-profit career schools and colleges over the past few years. This blog will focus entirely on ways and means of creating sustainable growth, especially for those who own and operate small career schools. It is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at Gamelin Associates
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