Touro University California is cancelling/rescheduling interviews scheduled for the week of March 16th and we are switching all admissions-related activities, including admissions interviews, to an online format using Zoom as our platform of choice. Though our plan still needs to be finalized, our explorations suggest Zoom will allow us to do all (or most) of what we currently do during interview days, albeit in a different format. At least through April 20th, we are also cancelling our participation in all in-person recruitment events. These are interesting times!
Steven Davis, MAPsy
Director of Admissions
Touro University California
We have considered remote via (Zoom or Skype).
Excellence in Truth and Service,
Ms. Terry Morris, MSW
Howard University College of Pharmacy
Office of Student Affairs
Rocke and All –
We (Mercer) hosted our first online interviews this past Friday using Zoom. We have a hybrid sort of interview that includes informational sessions, one-on-one interviews, MMI, team activity, and a tour. We did move our tour of campus to a virtual tour via YouTube link sent out before interview day. Breakout rooms in Zoom worked well for our one-on-one, MMI, and team activity elements. We did also provide sessions for our interviewees, faculty, and student Ambassadors to test their connectivity/access to Zoom the day before the actual interview. The interviews went very well and we've received some great feedback from the participants so that we can tweak them as we move forward.
We are now looking forward to our new student event in late May...hoping not to have to cancel, but having a back-up plan for a virtual event just in case. For example, if we do have to go virtual, I am hoping we can still do a synchronous event (or multiple events since online) to handle registration, financial aid, and other presentations and Q&A that are typically part of the event. Is anyone else planning a similar event this spring/early summer? If so, how are you moving forward with your event?
Best wishes to all as we navigate this era of online recruitment and enrollment activities.
Jordana Berry, MBA '04
Mercer University College of Pharmacy
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341