Stanford University’s Clinical Summer Internship (CSI) program goes paperless

“I definitely would recommend SlideRoom…I was shocked at how easy it was to set up. It’s been a big improvement over our previous system.” – Kimya Stidum, Former Program Coordinator THE CHALLENGE When Kimya Stidum joined Stanford in 2015 as the program coordinator of its Clinical Summer Internship (CSI), she inherited an inefficient application process.Read More

MASS Design Group strengthens diversity of applicants and increases collaboration during its application review process

How SlideRoom facilitated a holistic application review, helping the firm make steady progress towards its diversity and inclusion goals The Challenge As an award-winning nonprofit architecture firm involved in social impact projects around the globe, MASS Design Group attracts many applications for employment and internships — nearly 2,000 annually. The organization wanted to build aRead More

St. Martin’s University’s admitted-to-enrolled student ratio climbs to 95%

SlideRoom streamlined St. Martin’s University’s admissions processes, giving admissions officers time to build stronger relationships with prospective students SlideRoom can increase the efficiency and efficacy of your admissions process. By using SlideRoom, St. Martin’s University has discovered how to find their best applicants with a tool that allows them to be authentic and effective. TheRead More

A New Way into Business School

Most business schools have the enviable problem of having significantly more applicants than they can possibly admit. Historically, the solution to this has been separating the admissions decision to the university from the decision to admit into the business school one or two years later. But that presents its own problems. Top-quality students who aren’tRead More

What Do the Best Art Schools Have in Common?

The U.S. News & World report just posted their list of top art schools, based on a peer-reviewed survey. While the value of ranking reports are questionable (different schools provide different kinds of value), we did notice a theme. What do you think Yale, RISD, the SAIC, Pratt, Parsons, Calarts, and Carnegie Mellon all haveRead More

Case Study: Santa Monica College

Community colleges have long been an integral part of the higher education landscape, and now their popularity is increasing. Offering a transition from high school to university as well as a range of practical certifications and associate’s degrees, community colleges are an invaluable resource to their local regions. These schools not only offer an affordableRead More

NACAC 2016: Portfolios Highlight a Changing Concept of Creativity

SlideRoom frequently receives inquiries from High School teachers and counselors asking how they can help creative students showcase their skills as they are applying to college. The following letter is one example: Hello, I teach high school science and in many of my classes (Physics, Robotics, etc.) my students generate some excellent physical and digitalRead More

NACAC 2016: Admissions Portfolios – Lessons from Early Adopters

At this year’s NACAC conference, we hosted a panel discussion about the growing importance of portfolios within admissions. While art schools have always asked for artifacts of achievement, STEM fields are beginning to experiment with this admissions practice. We asked representatives from MIT and Carnegie Mellon to share some lessons they have learned over theRead More

Portfolios for College Admissions?

Over the past decade, portfolios have become a standard part of the application process at many institutions of higher education. Schools of all sizes and selectivity rates use portfolios, but others have been holding back because of concerns about how to incorporate portfolio review into their application and evaluation process. This post discusses some commonRead More

Designing a More Equitable Africa

Africa’s rapid population growth requires new thinking about how to support the infastructure development that will be needed in light of the projected surge. The World Bank estimates that by 2050, 1.2 billion people will be living in urban areas throughout Africa. According to MASS Design Group, there will be a need for 85,000 clinics,Read More