Student Housing Matters Podcast - Join the Conversation show

Student Housing Matters Podcast - Join the Conversation

Summary: Join the Conversation is a podcast from the Student Housing Matters blog. This podcast is dedicated to providing interesting interviews with leaders from the higher education community. The blog and this podcast exist to share ideas and insights about how your student housing can do things beyond simply housing students.

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 3 Things You Should Be Doing Now for 2022 Summer Conferences Recovery – with Erik Elordi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:36

Conference service programs have been in survival mode through the pandemic, adapting to challenging circumstances one day at a time. But as in-person events resume, it’s time to get prepared for 2022! Today on Student Housing Matters, Erik Elordi shares COCM’s new resource, ‘3 Things You Should Be Doing Now for 2022 Summer Conferences Recovery.’

 Meeting People Where They Are – with Corey Reedy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:58

2019 Excel Award winner Corey Reedy doesn’t do what he does for the recognition. He truly cares about the people he works with, and that inspires him to meet them where they are. Today on Student Housing Matters, Corey explains how he provides individualized support to the staff and students he manages at COCM.

 Why the Excel Award Is a Win for Your Team– with Michelle Smith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:34

The head coach may get all the kudos, but the folks who work behind the scenes truly deserve recognition too. Today on Student Housing Matters, Michelle Smith shares her history as part of the COCM founding team and explains why earning the Excel Award was a WIN for her entire staff at Florida Atlantic University.

 To Earn Respect, Be a Team Player – with Kerissa Hobstetter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:37

Some student housing professionals are only willing to perform the duties listed in their job description, while others do whatever it takes to provide the best possible experience for residents. Today on Student Housing Matters, Kerissa Hobstetter explains how being a team player earned the respect of her colleagues—and the COCM Excel Award!

 A Day in the Life of a Servant Leader – with Scott Schatzer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:06

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. And lucky for us, COCM Excel Award Winner Scott Schatzer loves to serve. Today on Student Housing Matters, Scott reflects on what his colleagues at Marshall University said about his passion to help others and shares his approach to servant leadership.

 Leading with Calm in a Crisis – with Jeremy Williamson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:27

A strong leader stays calm in a crisis, taking whatever is thrown at them in stride and simply doing what needs to be done. Today, Jeremy Williamson offers insight on adapting to difficult circumstances without losing your cool and describes how a focus on legacy informs his interactions with the people he serves!

 Connecting with the Students We Serve – with Meera Ramsoondar-Cuevas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:17

Western University of Health Sciences takes a whole-student approach to educating future healthcare professionals. And that complements the way COCM Excel Award Winner Meera Ramsoondar-Cuevas serves her team and the students she works with. Today, Meera shares what she’s learned from residents and peers about connecting with people through the lens of their individual experience.

 Summer Internship Housing – with Emily Eskridge-June | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:37

We associate summer on campus with conference programs. But summer interns need housing, too, and many campuses are capitalizing on this need. Today, Emily Eskridge-June joins us to explain how she developed a thriving internship housing program at Cornish College of the Arts and what summer interns are looking for in a place to stay.

 Facilities & Operations in Student Housing – with Patrick Shanahan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:30

What does it look like to serve students from the facilities and operations side of student housing? What does it take to keep a residence hall complex well-maintained and running smoothly? Today, Patrick Shanahan joins us to discuss the challenges and rewards associated with his role as Director of Facilities & Administration at COCM.

 Solving Complex Problems in Student Housing – with Kern Williams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:34

As you rise through the ranks in student housing, you face more and more complex problems. Imagine, for example, taking on a site that has occupancy concerns, building issues AND staffing challenges. Today, Kern Williams joins us to discuss what successful leaders do to avoid overwhelm and focus their energy on finding solutions!

 Marketing & Leasing in the Student Housing World – with Brittany Pieper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:32

How do you design a marketing plan that attracts residents to a particular student housing community? What if you’re responsible for promoting 35 different sites, each with their own unique campus culture and set of amenities? Today, Brittany Pieper joins us to discuss her leadership role in marketing and leasing at COCM.

 Residence Life in the COVID Era – with Katherine Warren | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:13

Student housing professionals have faced one challenge after another in 2020. When it comes to residence life, this has not been an ideal year, as the pandemic has kept us from doing most of our traditional programming. Today, Katherine Warren joins us to explain how COCM housing directors are building community in the COVID era.

 Emerging Touchless Security Technology Coming Out of COVID-19 - with Charlie Regan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:07

Join the Conversation is a podcast of the Student Housing Matters blog. The Student Housing Matters blog is about matters relating to on-campus student housing, as well as why quality on-campus student housing really matters. We want this blog to serve as a forum for sharing ideas and insights about how your on-campus student housing can do things beyond simply housing students. How it can be used as a more powerful tool to recruit and retain students on your campus.

 The New Normal of Conference Services – with Christine Sismaet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:55

The conference services team at UW was looking forward to serving 11,000 overnight guests and facilitating 200 overnight conference sessions this season, but 2020 had other plans. Today, Christine Sismaet joins us to explain how her team is adapting to a COVID world and making the best of a most unexpected summer!

 Utilizing Conferences and Summer Programming for Income Growth and Positive Net Revenue – with Erik Elordi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:18

Conferences and summer programs offer institutions an opportunity to generate revenue that can reduce the financial burden placed on students during the academic year. Erik Elordi joins us today to discuss developing these programs to really work for your campus and the opportunities he sees for colleges and universities.


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