Brandman University’s School of Extended Education, one of five schools within Brandman University, well-recognized for its rich history of supporting adult learners, today announced its new Social Media Recruitment certificate program. In partnership with The Sourcing Institute, Brandman now offers ten professional online course modules that teach participants how to use social media to attract top talent and build professional brand credibility.
Social media recruiting is becoming an essential skill in business today. According to the 2013 Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey, 78 percent of recruiters have successfully hired through a social network, up from 58 percent in 2010. Getting the right information and professional training can provide an edge on the competition.
“In an increasingly digital business world, professional social networking is invaluable,” says Vicki Brannock, senior director at the School of Extended Education. “Providing recruitment professionals with the guidance and skills necessary to not only discover the best candidates, but also to attract the top talent to their organization is crucial to growing an organization comprised of the best and brightest.”
The certificate program gives participants tools to connect to hidden talent pools of both active and passive candidates, promote the company brand through effective use of email and mobile messaging, and measure return on investment through sourcing and recruiting metrics.
The Brandman University-Chapman University System Alumni Association is hosting an All-Class Reunion. Alumni who attended Brandman University or Chapman University College, as it was known before a 2008 rebranding, are invited to attend. “With our alumni base dating back to 1958, we believe this event will provide a wonderful opportunity for our alumni to reconnect and share their experiences,” said Janine McDonald, Alumni Association president. “There will be great opportunities for networking and staying connected with Brandman-Chapman alumni community.”
At Brandman University, the mission to provide a dynamic education that creates a lasting value for graduates is at the heart of a major announcement from the nonprofit institution today: tuition will not be going up. For the third consecutive year, tuition for all bachelor’s and master’s degree courses will remain at the same levels for the 2014-15 academic year as they were for 2012-13. The freeze also applies to continuing students in the doctor of education program; tuition will remain fixed provided students continue to advance within their original cohort.
In honor of graduate Bryan Fazio, Brandman University has awarded four $1,000.00 scholarships, and eleven $250.00 scholarships, in Bryan’s name, to military veterans who have a medical condition or disability and currently attend the University. The $1,000.00 recipients of the inaugural Bryan Fazio Scholarship are: Jamie Kincaid, Irvine Campus; Erik Dye, Ontario Campus; Darcy Bockman-Wright, JBLM Campus; and Nick Arman, Ontario Campus. The four winners were chosen after each applicant submitted a 500-1000 word essay detailing where they see themselves in five years and how their Brandman education will help them achieve their goals.
Brandman University has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation and list by Victory Media is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success. Military Friendly® provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.