5 Reasons to Join a TABS Recruitment Event

1. We get it.

We’ve been helping schools recruit students for more than 20 years. Our in-person and virtual recruitment events help you find the best international students for your school and build lasting relationships with them.

2. Boarding Schools ONLY.

All of our events are solely focused on boarding schools. (Day-only schools need not apply.) And, it’s required that each school is independent, accredited, non-profit, and university-prep in nature. Our events provide you with the opportunity to explain the unique virtues of a boarding school education, to tout your school programs and culture.

3. Highly interested families and students.

Our experienced in-country marketing teams have decades of combined experience finding qualified boarding school families and helping schools like yours enter new markets. You’ll talk directly with people who have already decided that boarding school is right for their family, and share with them your vision for the future at your school.

4. Dedicated TABS Team.

We’ll be with you through every step — with hotel accommodation options, flight suggestions as you hop from city to city, and visa inquiries. We can even help with marketing ideas or have a brainstorming session with you to help your school stand out from other boarding schools. Whatever the topic, we have your back.

5. We have a virtual complement.

TABS connectED is our 24/7 student recruitment platform that will help you cover your bases. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about students before meeting them in person. And, it’s a great way to reach more families who can’t attend our in-person or virtual events. We’d love to chat with you about this unique digital option.

Whether you’ve recruited students in Vietnam, Japan, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, and the U.S. 100 times or are looking to explore a new market, TABS Student Recruitment Events can be a great addition to your recruitment strategy. We’re standing by to talk with you about the possibilities. Please be in touch!

Michael Shaver, Vice President Market Growth for The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), has over 20 years of admissions and student advising experience, including Berklee College of Music and NYU Abu Dhabi. In his current role at TABS, Michael helps schools and families find the right match.

Before joining TABS, Michael worked at the U.S. embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, where he oversaw EducationUSA advising centers in more than 20 countries. Besides being an expert in admissions, Michael is a boarding school parent as well. His older son went to boarding school and is now a senior in college, and his youngest son is going to a junior boarding school in the U.S. Michael loves to travel for both work and pleasure and has visited over 70 countries and has lived in six countries.


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