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City College of New York Ranks Among Top 1.2% Schools Globally

COCM is always proud to highlight the successes of our partner institutions. This week, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked The City College of New York in the top 1.2% of more than 25,000 institutions around the world. “The City College of New York, whose student population hails from more than 150 nations, ranks…

ACE Names Fellows Class of 2016-17

ACE, the American Council on Education, named 33 leaders in higher education who will participate in the 2016-17 ACE Fellows Program.  Created in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is the preeminent leadership development program in higher education. Per ACE, the Program “combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, visits to campuses and other higher education-related organizations, and…

Small Changes…Big Payoffs

  Great article this week in the Washington Post.  The act of addressing the issues faced by these students and thousands of others like them across the country, could mean untold dividends for those seeking a college degree and beyond.      

Authentic

Webster defines authentic as “real; or genuine.”  Brigid Lawler, Dean of Admissions at Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT, recently contributed an article to College Planning and Management entitled “What do Colleges Need? Authenticity.”  Please take a few moments to read. It exemplified the care felt and shown to a prospective student, that we all hope those…

How Do You Serve?

When you think of how you serve students on campus, are you being intentional?  Are you trying to find ways to not only serve campus but the local community? Capstone On Campus Management had the privilege to partner with Holy Family Cristo Rey High School from 2013-2015.  Part of the Holy Family mission is to…

American Council on Education Fellows Closing Retreat

Capstone On-Campus was pleased to once again be a sponsor of and participate in the Closing Retreat for the American Council on Education (“ACE”) Fellows program, which took place earlier this week in Atlanta.  Doug Brown, Monique Newman, and I had a great time interacting with the Fellows on a housing planning exercise, as well as…

What To Say?!

What to Say? Happy Holiday! Merry Christmas? Happy Hanukkah? Merry Kwanza? Happy Festivus? It has been an interesting topic of discussion at every institution or company of which I have been employed. To “Merry Christmas” or not to “Merry Christmas,” that is the question. A majority of people I have encountered at my various institutions…

The Beloit College “2017 Mindset List”

The Beloit College “2017 Mindset List” is out for the current generation of entering college students (born in 1995).  From their site, here is a description of the list itself. Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students…

Student Housing through an International and Technological Lens

In student housing, many things clamor for our attention day in and day out. Sometimes it is something small, while other times it’s more challenging like working with a student/parent on a concern or tackling increasing retention on campus. Though it often feels like trying to juggle about a dozen balls at once, there are…

How I selected my summer housing internship

For aspiring housing professionals, the prospect of choosing a summer internship can be a bit daunting. With hundreds of schools to choose from, you must ask yourself several questions about what you hope your educational outcomes from the internship will be. Reflecting on my own search process, I realized the questions I used to guide…

Transition Troubles?

I began my journey into Student Affairs in January of 2012 when I entered the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) Housing Internship search. After about a month and a half of scanning job descriptions, researching host institutions, and penning cover letters, I accepted my first post-undergrad position. Now, the only…