Washington State University Selects Cialfo’s Explore Digital Recruiting Platform to Boost Engagement with International Students


Explore by Cialfo seamlessly connects university with students from 1,600+ international high
schools worldwide

Pullman, Wa., May 17, 2021 – Washington State University, a top research
institution with an enrollment of 19,900 students, has announced the selection of
Explore by Cialfo, an AI-driven platform, to extend its recruiting reach and directly
engage with more than a quarter of a million international high school students
using the platform.


Cialfo works to create a one-of-a-kind network that brings universities, high
school counselors, parents and students together throughout the recruitment
journey. Used by students across 100 countries, Cialfo not only forges a global
network but also aids international applicants through every step of the process:
researching potential institutions of interest, completing assessments and
surveys, meeting with counselors, tracking tasks and deadlines, selecting schools,
attending virtual college fairs, and ultimately, submitting final applications.

According to Daniel Saud, PhD and Director of Undergraduate International
Admissions, Recruitment & Marketing, WSU’s International Program has
experienced consistent growth in the number of international students with a
current enrollment of 1,603 students representing 98 different countries. The
new partnership with Cialfo will help WSU build on their success by leveraging the
platform to reach even more students and achieve their year-round goals, despite
challenges presented by COVID travel restrictions and other restraints.


Saud said, “We are excited to partner with Cialfo in increasing higher education
access to students across the globe. Washington State University is committed to
advancing, extending and applying knowledge through global engagement. This
partnership allows us to deliver on that mission to the schools in more than 100
countries where students use Cialfo to apply to colleges and universities. We look
forward to increasing the reach of our Coug spirit and inspiring future Cougs.”


Washington State University joins a growing number of prestigious U.S.
universities, including University of Pennsylvania and Boston University, among
others, who are using Explore by Cialfo to reach more international students,
foster more personalized connections based on students’ interests and goals and
maximize their recruiting budgets and resources while reaching recruits from
markets that may not have been otherwise attainable.


“We are thrilled to work with Washington State University and help them
continue to build on their world-class International Program using Cialfo to reach
even more students in today’s ever competitive landscape. This partnership
brings Cialfo yet another step closer to our ultimate goal of making higher
education accessible to more than 1 million students across the globe,” said Cialfo
CEO and Co-Founder Rohan Pasari.


About Washington State University:
Washington State University (wsu.edu) is a public research university committed
to its land grant mission to provide academics, research and service relevant to
the 21st century. As a leading federal research university rated in the top 11% of
research institutions nationally, WSU inspires and challenges the next generation
of problem solvers with faculty that encourage discovery and spark creativity
among civic-minded students. WSU has campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities,
Vancouver and Everett, Washington, the online Global Campus, four research
centers and Extension services in all 39 state counties.


About Cialfo:
Cialfo is a leading platform connecting students, higher education institutions,
counselors and parents through technology-driven solutions. More than 250,000
students from over 100 countries attending 1,600 leading international high
schools use Cialfo to dream, plan and achieve their goals. Higher education
institutions leverage Cialfo’s solutions to attract and engage diverse, international
and qualified potential students.

eCampus News Staff