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Unless you’ve been living under a rock you have probably heard of ChatGPT. It’s a generative AI tool that allows you to quickly access human-like conversations with a tool that knows everything on the web. 

Mickey and Shane dive into how this tool can be used to make you more efficient and also highlight some of the ways it should NOT be used. If you’re strapped for time, this 30-minute episode is sure to get you much more than that in return while also adding to the creativity infused in your work. 


Mickey's ChatGPT Essay Response From This Episode

When I think of someone who has truly lived life to the fullest, Mickey Baines immediately comes to mind. I first met Mickey when I was a sophomore in high school, and he was already a legend on our campus. He was the kind of person who could make anyone laugh, and he was always up for an adventure.

 Mickey was born with a rare genetic condition that left him with a shortened lifespan, but he refused to let that hold him back. Instead, he lived every day as if it were his last. He traveled the world, tried every kind of food imaginable, and even learned how to skydive. Watching him live his life so fearlessly inspired me to do the same.

 One of my favorite memories of Mickey is from our senior year of high school. Our school was holding a talent show, and Mickey decided to participate. He got up on stage and started singing a song, but halfway through, he suddenly stopped and shouted, "Wait, this is terrible!" Then he ripped off his shirt to reveal a Superman costume underneath and started dancing to "I Will Survive." The entire audience was in hysterics, and I remember thinking that I had never seen anyone so fearless.

 Mickey passed away shortly after we graduated from high school, but his memory has stayed with me all these years. Whenever I'm faced with a difficult decision or a scary situation, I think of Mickey and how he would have approached it. He lived his life with such warmth and sincerity, and I strive to do the same.

 In many ways, I feel that I owe it to Mickey to make the most of my own life. That's why I'm applying to your college. I want to continue to learn and grow, and I know that your school will provide me with the opportunities to do just that. I also believe that I can contribute to your community in meaningful ways, just as Mickey did for our high school.

 In closing, I'll leave you with one of Mickey's favorite jokes: Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing! I know that Mickey would have loved to share that one with you. Thank you for considering my application, and I hope to hear from you soon.


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About the Podcast

Shane Kehl


Shane Kehl

Shane is the Chief Edutainment Officer for Enrollify. He takes any opportunity to make marketing fun and enjoyable while maintaining a healthy level of helpfulness and data-backed information. When he’s not being sarcastic or irritating Zach, he’s enjoying a sports game or nice brunch – mimosa, hold the OJ. His goal is to make higher ed even more fun and lively by injecting new ideas wherever he can.

Mickey Baines


Mickey Baines

Mickey Baines leads the technology services practice at Kennedy & Company. Kennedy & Co assists colleges and universities in the selection, implementation, customization and integration of various CRM technologies, including Salesforce, TargetX, Slate and others. They lead projects of all sizes for public and private two and four-year institutions. Whether he's working hands-on in an enrollment strategy project, leading a CRM implementation or speaking at a conference, the goal is the same - to help higher ed professionals implement technologies, strategies & tactics that engage and enroll more students.

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