Peer-to-Peer Perspective
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September 7, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Register Today

The role that agents play in supporting international students with their educational search has evolved over time. Join us for a lively conversation about the history of incentive-based admission practices in the U.S., institutional insights into the use of agents, changes taking place industry-wide, and the professionalization of the role of the agent. Panelists are seasoned professionals with a wide range of industry and institutional expertise. Questions will be addressed, as time allows, at the end of the presentation. The content is relevant to international enrollment management professionals from beginner level to advanced. 

NAFSA Peer-to-Peer Perspectives facilitate an online dialogue between international education professionals. Participants should come prepared to listen, learn, and share with their peers.

Sean Cochran

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California State University-Long Beach
Network Leader, Recruitment, Advising, Marketing, and Admissions Network
Sean Cochran holds an EdD in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Irvine, and an MA in Linguistics from California State University, Fullerton. He lived overseas in Southeast Asia while researching minority languages. He taught grammar, writing, and pronunciation for several years in the...

Amy VanSurksum

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Amy VanSurksum
ApplyBoard Inc.
Amy VanSurksum has worked in international education in the US and UK for more than 20 years, with experience in international student advising, international enrollment management, and study abroad at both the secondary and post-secondary education levels. An avid NAFSA volunteer and leader, Amy...

Steven D. Boyd

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Steven D. Boyd
Unification Theological Seminary and Quinnipiac University
Steven D. Boyd is the Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Life and a Lecturer in Management at Unification Theological Seminary in New York City. He also currently serves as International Recruitment Advisor for Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. He is an Affiliate with Gateway International...