How ChatGPT can achieve a great spike in Egypt’s international student recruitment industry?
In the course of the last years, the world has witnessed fierce competition among all titans of technology. However, it seems that Silicon Valley start-up OpenAI intended to outstrip all other competitors by launching its latest trend ChatGPT.
This revolutionary technology is designed specifically for learning what humans mean when they ask a question. The responses it provides may seem surprisingly human when they’re exchanged in a conversational form.
Regarding the international student recruitment industry, the question that lies is… how ChatGPT can achieve a great spike in this ever-growing sector in Egypt and the world as a whole!
Modern technology pushes to move on
Globally, the international student recruitment industry has been impacting the economy and workforce greatly with a significant effect on the quality of life and career of students.
In recent years, many students have aspired to further their education abroad. And considering modern technology, students anywhere in the world can access the information they need to discover the top universities and colleges in the country of their choice, apply, and get accepted.
Not only is technology important for improving student experiences, but it is also crucial for countries to maintain and attract talented applicants and foster innovation throughout the community.
Egypt… as a growth market for student recruitment
Egypt is considered one of the new source markets for many educators, especially regarding language schools which play a prominent role in preparing students for success in programs taught in English, French, German, Japanese, or other languages.
UNESCO ranks Egypt fourth in terms of the number of international students it sends in the Middle East, behind Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Syria. And that is a reason why foreign educators doing their best to be ready to offer Egyptian students plenty of academic and language support so that they can meet the benchmark in international learning assessments.
AI-based international student recruitment platforms
Without any human intervention involved, AI-based international student recruitment platforms provide students, recruitment partners, and institutions with suggestions based on students’ profiles for courses abroad. And also help them when they are deciphering what requirements are necessary for program applications in different countries.
As a matter of fact, educational institutions typically work on hundreds of received applications every year. However, they may lack adequate resources and staff to effectively manage all of them. So, efficiency and time-consuming are the key features of AI technologies in the recruitment process for universities and colleges.
Interestingly, institutions have been able to increase the quality and efficiency of the enrollment process. With AI advanced technologies, students’ applications are automatically vetted. So, recruitment partners, and institutions can focus only on those who meet their criteria.
ChatGPT upper hand and domination
A new AI-powered chatbot, ChatGPT has arrived to provoke a huge debate among all of society’s circles. In terms of the student recruitment industry, it is highly qualified enough to respond more quickly to student queries, especially at the early stages of the enrolment funnel.
Moreover, ChatGPT is coming into the play to be on the rise all over the world of the student recruitment industry, and to get over its previous competitors as many agency recruiters have actually implemented chatbots on their websites to help pre-screen candidates and improve candidate experience.
As more sophisticated AI tools emerge, such as ChatGPT, it may now be possible to improve the performance of student services through the use of machine learning including greater responsiveness and effectiveness in responding to student queries.
Some institutions are using AI-supported admissions procedures that process large amounts of data to help staff members identify and focus on the candidates that are best suited to the institution or school in question.
According to ICef Monitor, Data show that this further application of AI can result in a higher graduation rate for AI-supported institutions (from 68% for “non-AI” institutions to 78% for those using AI tools).
How can Egypt’s student recruitment industry benefit of ChatGPT?
In sum, we can specify the advantages of ChatGPT concerning the student recruitment industry in three major points:
– Automation of student recruitment Tasks.
– Improve Candidate, recruitment partners, and institutions’ Experience.
– Time-consuming and efficient recruitment process.
So, Egyptian recruiters should have full access to ChatGPT and stay up to date with the latest upgrades to achieve a great spike in this growing industry.
Also, educators in Egypt should focus on empowering high school students to flock to ChatGPT and other AI tools to be prepared well to lay out their higher educational future.
The giant ChatGPT… is here to put things upside down!
However, what remains at stake is that as the student recruitment industry goes more advanced thanks to AI technologies, the need for non-technology tools is increasing in the spot. Recruitment partners and institutions should rely more on in-person interviews to identify whether students’ true capabilities match up with their grades and writing submissions.
With such a situation, we can’t say that ChatGPT is coming to replace real human power. Actually, it’s here to amplify the student experience and support higher education institutions for efficiently recruiting highly selective students that can make achievements in their environment.
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