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  usjournal.communiqué: eRecruitment Trends and Techniques
January 2005 
  
Online Security vs Universal Accessibility
  

SSL Secure Server Certificate: In the interest of universal accessibility, we resisted encrypting our student inquiry form. Besides, we have never (and do not intend to) require credit card information or any other specific personal financial information from students who search our site. We do ask for a general dollar range the student or sponsor can pay, per academic year, on our simple student selection page.

However, now that encryption technology has gotten friendlier, and now that students are requesting secure connections to disclose their mailing address or telephone number, we've decided to enable this security measure. Our dedicated server's SSL Secure Certificates are compatible with 99 percent of the Web browsers being used by today's Internet users worldwide. Contact Cheryl for details.


English, baby! -- Our most recent collaboration
  

Maximizing efficiencies for mutual advertisers: For English, baby! clients who use Prospector (the company's prospective student database), all leads generated from usjournal.com can now be automatically imported into the system. This enables Prospector users to better consolidate their leads and use the batch email system to proactively follow-up through marketing emails. In addition, it will be easier to track the origin of leads, as well as their respective conversion rates. For details: cheryl@usjournal.com or johnh@englishbaby.com.


Cross Promotions: Upcoming Recruitment Fairs
  
  • U.S. Commercial Service's Education Fair, Tijuana: The first annual Education Fair in Baja California, sponsored by the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, will take place on the grounds of the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC) in Tijuana. Contact Monica Rosas, ph 664-622-7450, Monica.Rosas@mail.doc.gov, or buyusa.gov/mexico.
    • Tijuana: 31 March - 1 April 2005

  • Romanian International University Fair is slated for 2 April 2005 in Bucharest. In addition to meeting with promising students and graduates (more than 2,500 expected), admissions counselors will also be able to interact with officials of the Ministry of Education and of the most distinguished Romanian high schools and universities. Exhibitors’ packages start at $1,100. For details, contact Alexandru Ghita, ph +40-745-024-469, office@riuf.ro, or riuf.ro.
    • Bucharest: 2 April 2005

  • The 3rd Annual EducationUSA Fair, Chile is the only educational fair sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Chile, as well as the Chilean Ministry of Education, the Fulbright Commission, and other governmental agencies. It is especially designed so that U.S. recruiters can reach the highest number of potential students in Chile, by including the cities of Santiago, Valparaiso, and Concepcion, thus covering 70 percent of Chile's total population. Contact Maya Dafinova, mdafinova@norteamericano.cl, or see feriausa.cl.
    • Santiago, Valparaiso, and Concepcion: 19-22 April 2005

usjournal.com's Participation in Upcoming Events
  

WIEC, Washington, DC, 24-25 January: The Washington International Education Conference is just a few days away; we hope to see you there.

AACRAO, New York City, 30 March (International Day): Please let us know if you'd like to meet during the AACRAO Conference in New York City.

NAFSA, Seattle, 1 June: Plan to attend our all-new eRecruitment Session scheduled for Wednesday morning at the NAFSA Conference.

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