e-Learning Seminar
Student Members

Creating a sound risk management strategy has become an important foundation for establishing and maintaining a successful global presence for institutions. As competition increases and schools look to diversify recruitment, it is important to be cognizant of the risks in your international student recruitment and enrollment plan.

This NAFSA e-Learning Seminar will explore the different types of risks in international recruitment; including practical risks in recruitment travel, international student advising, and strategic risks in international partnerships.

Experts will review and explore the different types of risks in recruiting, tools for mitigating risks, show ways to find “hidden” risks, and answer your questions on assessing and lowering risks in your office using case studies.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify different types of risks in enrollment management;
  • Leverage risk assessment tools for admissions and recruitment professionals; and
  • Evaluate implications of risks in recruitment.

The content will be relevant to international enrollment management professionals in recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management, as well as senior international officers.


Pamela Barrett
Barton Carlyle Group

Pamela Barrett is a management consultant with more than 25 years of experience specializing in international education. As CEO of the Barton Carlyle Group, she specializes in education strategy and market intelligence with clients in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and southeast Asia. Barrett has held positions with KPMG as a global education expert, working with education providers, sponsors, companies, and governments in the major markets for global student mobility. Barrett has also led international education within United Kingdom and U.S. universities and colleges, previously serving as education attaché with the British Council. She holds a BA in politics and history from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies, as well as an MA in international relations and communications from the University of Southern California and a master of business administration degree.

Eddie West
University of California-Berkeley Extension

Eddie West is the executive director of international programs at the University of California-Berkeley Extension. Previously, West served as director of international initiatives at the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Prior to this he served as dean of counseling and international programs at Ohlone College, a community college in Fremont, California, and director of international student services and recruitment for the Tseng College of Graduate, International, and Midcareer Education at California State University-Northridge.

Joe Giacalone
Marist College

Joe Giacalone is executive director of international admission at Marist College. He has worked in higher education for more than 13 years and has led the international recruitment efforts of the college for the better half of a decade. Giacalone serves on the senior enrollment management team reporting to the vice president of enrollment management and marketing communications. In his role he manages the enrollment for international undergraduate and graduate students; the four-year U.S. bachelor degree programs at Marist’s Florence, Italy, campus; and the unique Freshman Year Abroad programs in Florence, Italy, and Dublin, Ireland. He is a past president of the International Association for College Admission Counseling.

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