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The what's what...

On this week’s episode of The Enrollify Podcast, we feature the first episode in Enrollify’s mini series on “My Career in Higher Education.” Janice Cheng-McConnell is the Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment Communications at Syracuse University. 

Janice started working in higher ed as a fry cook in the dining hall of her alma mater, Binghamton University. Since then, she has worked at state schools, community colleges, and larger private schools, and as such, has a diverse perspective on how different admissions and marketing teams function.  

In this conversation, Janice reflects on the most important advice she received from mentors along her professional journey, what makes a great leader, and what higher ed needs to “figure out” if it wants to reduce employee turnover.

About the Podcast

Zach Busekrus

Host

Zach Busekrus

Zach is the Founder of Enrollify. He is also the Director of Growth at DD Agency — an enrollment marketing technology agency that helps undergraduate and graduate institutions recruit students. He thoroughly enjoys building new brands, developing and executing content marketing strategies, and helping clients rank better on SEO. When he's not in the office, he enjoys discussing life's quandaries over coffee (or a good bourbon) with friends, trying out new virtual HIIT workouts, and adventuring across the globe with his wife!

Janice Cheng-McConnell

Interviewee

Janice Cheng-McConnell

Janice Cheng-McConnell grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and earned her bachelor's in creative writing and Master of Public Administration at Binghamton University. As the Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment Communications at Syracuse University's Maxwell School, Janice strategizes multimedia content and student journeys. Her other projects include serving as the vice chair for the 2022 HighEdWeb Annual Conference and as a facilitator for Dr. Josie Ahlquist's Renew virtual retreat series. Janice spends most of her free time playing Dungeons & Dragons.

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