Our team is comprised of individuals with unique backgrounds in international education, business, entrepreneurship, technology, and sales and marketing.
Via Sessions & Consulting is a part of Via TRM, an international education company focused on helping organizations develop new capacities to engage more students in global opportunities. Organizations who work with Via TRM increase & improve student advising, application, and participation by closing gaps in technology, marketing, and operations. Our team is comprised of experts in international education, technology, leadership, web design, sales & marketing, operations, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
See a list of our services below!
Take advantage of your team in one place! We’ll facilitate a session, group workshop, or consultation (see below) for your department or team before or after a conference where key stakeholders on your team will be in one place.
We offer customized 60 & 90 minute, half-day, and full-day webinars, workshops and in-person events on relevant topics such as:
- Ethical Sales & Marketing in Education & Exchange
- Engaging #everystudent: Why “Apply Now” is Too Late
- Hacking Tech, Business, & Design for International Education
- Creating Good User Experiences
- Game Design in the International Education Context
- Applying Universal Design for the International Education Environment
- Design Thinking for International Education
- Cultivating Creativity & Learning from Failure
- Turning Over a New Leaf: Conflict & Culture in the Workplace
Each workshop includes interactive content, and clear takeaways and next steps for the group.
Brand Identity & Voice
Can everyone in your organization clearly & consistently state who you are and who you are not?
Every international education office or organization is a brand, or a “distinct community”. Without a clear brand identity and voice, it’s likely your organization is suffering from conflict, a lack of cohesion, and difficulty achieving your student engagement and participation goals. In our ‘Brand Identity & Voice’ consultation, we’ll conduct a custom brand assessment and develop a plan to get your entire organization speaking with one, “uniquely you” voice.
Does it ever feel like you work for your technology rather than your technology working for you?
We’ll conduct a technology assessment to learn where you have technology gaps and create total clarity within your organization on which problems can be solved with technological intervention and which problems require complimentary relationship and/or process solutions. We’ll create a custom plan for your office or department and include recommendations for:
- Technology Acquisition or Transition
- Enhancing Human Interactions with Technology
- Website & User Experience and Interface Audit
- Social Media & Marketing Best Practices
Website & User Experience Audit & Design
Your website is often your first impression with students, parents, and potential partners. What kind of impression are you making?
Improve your website, traffic, and engagement with our custom Website & User Experience Audit. Included:
- User Personas
- Universal Design Recommendations (e.g. information architecture, ease of use, accessibility & 508/WCAG compliance, navigation, etc.)
- Recommendations Digital Footprint Consistency
- Workflow Audit & Recommendations (where are your users getting stuck?!)
- Copy Recommendations
- Custom Website Redesign Quote
Student Interviews & Focus Groups
Ready to remove the guess work from what students think, say, and do?
We’ll work with you to identify a current problem or challenge and the relevant stakeholders. Using design-thinking tools & approaches, we’ll create student interviews and/or focus groups to achieve a new level of clarity and help your office get ‘unstuck’ in reaching your student engagement and participation goals. Training in the design thinking methodologies for your staff, faculty, and student advocates is recommended.
We can also design a custom program for your organization’s needs! Contact us today to learn more or for details information on our rates and special packages.