...universities that focus on student-centric engagement tools to better hone in on prospects' interests will emerge in a leadership position over institutions that rely mainly on administrator-centric platforms.
Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) August 27, 2015
Evolution Labs today announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham has chosen its S360™ engagement platform to enhance the admissions experience of prospective students.
S360 enables colleges to immerse prospective, admitted and current students in highly engaging web and mobile-based experiences designed to foster a meaningful affinity between student and school and to impact learning outcomes and student success. UAB will launch S360:Recruit this summer with special tracks for both high school juniors and rising seniors.
“In this competitive admissions environment, we believe universities that focus on student-centric engagement tools to better hone in on prospects’ interests will emerge in a leadership position over institutions that rely mainly on administrator-centric platforms,” said Peter Kraft, co-founder at Evolution Labs.
S360 provides prospective students with highly individualized content tailored to the criteria and interests they find most relevant to their own college search—from academics and faculty to campus location, size and personality of the school. As prospects learn more about UAB through expert-written articles, engaging videos and quizzes, they can also interact and “shadow” current students, view "real-life" social media feeds and share their interest in UAB by connecting program features with their preferred social networks—all on a single platform.
S360 also utilizes a proprietary algorithm designed to determine propensity of prospects on a multi-faceted spectrum that considers academic, financial and lifestyle fit. Engagement insights are delivered back to the school in real time, arming them to make better communication and enrollment decisions.
“Our focus is on optimizing our students’ and prospective students’ experience, and it is important that we utilize available tools that allow us to do that,” said Tyler Peterson, executive director of Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships at UAB.
About Evolution Labs
Evolution Labs is changing the way students engage with schools and the way schools engage students. Its proprietary software platform helps schools and recruit, enroll and retain students and their parents (driving inquiries, apps, yield and retention). The company's S360 engagement platform provides institutions with technology and a highly immersive content experience to better connect with students while driving more successful educational outcomes. Learn more at http://www.evpco.com.
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama’s largest employer, with some 23,000 employees and an economic impact exceeding $5 billion annually on the state. The five pillars of UAB’s mission deliver knowledge that will change your world: the education of students, who are exposed to multidisciplinary learning and a new world of diversity; research, the creation of new knowledge; patient care, the outcome of ‘bench-to-bedside’ translational knowledge; service to the community at home and around the globe, from free clinics in local neighborhoods to the transformational experience of the arts; and the economic development of Birmingham and Alabama. Learn more at http://www.uab.edu.