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Kira Debuts Online Education Portal for Admissions Teams

Kira Talent has launched a new online education portal that offers free courses designed to help college and university admissions teams improve processes from recruitment through enrollment.

The portal, called Kira University, is offering its four-week pilot course, The Master of Business School Admissions, beginning March 31, 2016, covering topics such as identifying top applicants, boosting applicant volume and improving applicant yield. The course includes weekly lessons emailed to participants, with course content from experts at LinkedIn, Hootsuite, University of Michigan, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and others.

Lessons included in The Master of Business School Admissions course:

  • Think like a Marketer;
  • Redesign the Admissions Process;
  • Assess Students Better; and
  • Cultivate the Best Cohort.

Kira Talent launched its video admissions platform, Kira Academic, in 2014. According to information from the company, it is drawing on its experience working with university admissions teams through Kira Talent and Kira Academic to develop these courses. "The Kira team has spent years collaborating with schools around the world to implement the Kira platform into their admissions processes," said Craig Morantz, CEO of Kira, in a prepared statement. "In doing so, we've observed what works and what doesn't and are excited to share those insights with admissions professionals who enroll in the program."

While the courses are designed to help admissions departments, Morantz believes they will ultimately benefit students as well. "By seeking better ways to assess and evaluate applicants, schools are taking steps to ensure a more transparent and holistic approach to admissions," he said in a news release. "This will help schools select the students that are the best fit for their unique programs and vice versa."

Further information about Kira University and its upcoming courses can be found on the Kira Academic site.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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