On December 20, YouTube influencer Joi Wade hosted her first Q&A session on Shindig for aspiring college students interested in gaining admissions into top US schools. With over 18,000 followers, Joi’s channel focuses on covering college life and admissions. She is currently a freshman on a full scholarship to the University of Southern California and recently published the book “You Got Into Where? How I Received Admission & Scholarships to the Nation’s Top Universities.” During Tuesday’s event, Joi utilized Shindig’s content sharing features to divulge tips and tricks on getting full scholarships, writing college essays, and more. Over 60 of Joi’s YouTube followers attended, asking more than 50 questions about topics ranging from senioritis to international admissions to visiting college campuses. One lucky attendee also had the opportunity to win a signed copy of her book!
University admissions can leverage the power of synchronous video chat and connect with prospective students around the world. Events can offer perspectives and advice from distinguished alumni and current students, and applicants and their families can engage with peers, guests, and admissions representatives in real-time, thereby providing a personalized experience that can make the difference in a student’s decision to apply. Gone is the hassle and expense of having to travel physically to an information session; for many international or remote students, this simply isn’t an option. Admissions offices will be able to tailor events to specific student demographics and needs, reaching a global audience in an interactive, highly personal way.