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#TextingTuesday: Video Spotlight with College Possible

Posted by Signal Vine on November 15, 2016

In this video spotlight, Nankya Senungi from College Possible shares her thoughts on using Signal Vine's texting platform. This video was filmed at the Signal Vine user event in Detroit.

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Topics: Q&A, CollegePossible, TextingTuesdays

#TextingTuesday: How To...Write An Effective Call To Action

Posted by Signal Vine on October 18, 2016

Welcome back to Signal Vine's #TextingTuesdays video series, where you'll learn tips and tricks for optimizing your texting program.

This week we met with Stephanie Sweetland, Director of Business Development at Signal Vine. In this video, she explains how to write an effective call to action and provides examples that you can use today.

Want to nudge students, or just get them to click a link? Watch the video to learn how to get students to take action. Enjoy! 

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Topics: HowTo, Texting, Video

Let's Talk About Text: Youngstown State University

Posted by Signal Vine on October 17, 2016

Last week we talked to Millie Rodriguez from Youngstown State University. YSU has been using Signal Vine's platform since February to text prospective, new, and current students in the Distance Education program. YSU sought out a texting platform to help address the challenge of reaching students at all stages of the student lifecycle.

Read YSU's Q&A below! 

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Topics: Student Life, Q&A, Texting

Introducing #TextingTuesdays: a How-To Video Series

Posted by Signal Vine on September 27, 2016
Welcome to #TextingTuesdays, our new video series designed to guide you through the how-tos and best practices of texting with students! We'll be sharing texting tips and tricks, new features, success stories, and more. Signal Vine CEO Brian Kathman kicks off the series in the video below. Happy texting!
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Topics: News, Texting, Video

Let's Talk About Text: CollegeCommunityCareer

Posted by Signal Vine on September 1, 2016
This week, we spoke with Kathy Rose at CollegeCommunityCareer about how they're using texting with high school and college students enrolled in a college success program. CollegeCommunityCareer helps low-income, first generation high school students enroll in a four-year college and graduate with a bachelor's degree. Read the Q&A below!
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Topics: Student Life, Q&A, Texting

Let's Talk About Text: Brigham Young University

Posted by Signal Vine on December 4, 2015

Course registration, exams, financial aid, making friends - these are intimidating topics first-year students encounter when they arrive on campus each fall. That's why orientation and first-year programs are so important: these programs can be really effective at guiding new students through unfamiliar processes and connecting them to the people and resources they need to succeed at their new school. We reached out to Bryce Bunting, Associate Director of Brigham Young University's First-Year Mentoring Office, to learn more about BYU's approach to the first-year experience and how the program uses text messaging to address the unique needs of first-year students.

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Topics: Higher Education, Engagement, Q&A

Talking About Text on the 2015 #TextMeBack Tour

Posted by Signal Vine on November 6, 2015

At Signal Vine, we love to talk about text. We’ve found that the best way to reach organizations and talk about the power of texting is to meet them where they’re at - education conferences! The past few months have been a whirlwind of traveling, presenting, and meeting awesome organizations around the country who want to better engage students with texting.

The #TextMeBack Tour led us to so many different areas of the education field, which goes to show just how flexible and impactful texting can be with all kinds of student behaviors and outcomes. Here’s a sneak peek into our experience traveling the country to learn about the latest trends in education: 

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Topics: Admissions, College Access, Financial Aid, Parent Engagement, Academic Advising, Conferences, Higher Education, Concurrent Enrollment, Dual Enrollment

Let's Talk About Text: Commit2Dallas

Posted by Signal Vine on September 22, 2015

As part of our ongoing effort to share stories of text success, we recently spoke with another partner organization to learn more about the highs and lows of communicating with students. This week, we talked about text with Sagar Desai of Commit2DallasThrough text messaging, Sagar and the Commit2Dallas team have been better able to connect students with the counselors and resources they need to successfully enroll in college after graduating from high school. 

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Topics: College Access, Summer Melt, Q&A

Let's Talk About Text: UAB Admissions

Posted by Signal Vine on September 3, 2015

 We could go on and on about all of the cool ways education organizations are using text messaging to improve student outcomes. Or, you can hear these success stories from the people who know them best: our customers! Welcome to our first ever Q&A post, where we sit down with our partner organizations to talk about text. 


This week, we spoke with Chris Pinto, an Admissions Counselor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Chris uses Signal Vine to text prospective and admitted students throughout the application and enrollment cycle. Here's what he has to say about texting:

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Topics: Admissions, Higher Education, Q&A