Clients and Testimonials
At WES Research & Advisory Services, we’re dedicated to helping higher education institutions maximize the impact of their international enrollment efforts. See what people have to say about their experience with WES research, and learn more about how we’ve helped them achieve their internationalization goals.
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“We were seeking experienced insight regarding the recruitment of both undergraduate and graduate students. Working closely with WES, we received just that and much more. After a careful and thorough data analysis, an on-campus environmental scan, and personal meetings with the WES Team, we were able to understand Villanova’s position in the international marketplace and develop strategies to address our student enrollment objectives.”
PhD, Assoc. Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs
“WES helped us to identify important services vital to recruiting and hosting international students. We value our time spent with WES and the final report will serve as the centerpiece of our efforts going forward.”
Stephen R Merritt
Dean of Enrollment Management
“The benefits of working with WES Research & Advisory Services were evident from day one. Their rigorous analysis and research methodologies challenged my team to be better at what we do, specifically with data management. Actionable insights were identified and packaged into a comprehensive and well-documented set of findings. The recommendations from WES held great credibility and were well received by my faculty and university leadership.”
Dr. Raymond Lutzky
Sr. Director of Graduate Admissions
NYU School of Engineering
“We were very pleased with the outcome of our collaboration with WES to produce a research report on international student recruitment and retention. The results of the analysis and evaluation provided by WES have provided a sound foundation for making thoughtful decisions about recruitment strategies and financial aid leveraging.”
Assistant VP for Global Education
“Working with WES has supported an institution-wide examination of our current international enrollment trends and a systematic exploration of opportunities for strategic expansion of international recruitment and development of programs and services required to support an increase in international student enrollment at UAF. The expertise and the one-on-one attention we have experienced in working with WES consultants have been invaluable in evaluating current trends and developing an institutional approach to international recruitment based on the recommendations proposed in our comprehensive institutional report.”
Director, International Programs and Initiatives
University of Alaska – Fairbanks
“I was very impressed with RAS’ professional manner—they are flexible, excellent listeners, and have a deep understanding of the field international education—this is exactly what we needed to ensure an excellent product completed on time. I would not hesitate to engage them again for future projects.”
Senior Director, Professional Learning Services
NAFSA Association of International Educators
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“In a region where candidates have historically opted for U.S. degree programs, understanding where the best opportunities for European schools stand is important. My leadership team needed current research showing the movement of international students. WES provided helpful insights into where our ideal candidates are going, and what their key motivations are."
Director of International Development
Asia Pacific Region IE Business School / IE University
"WES research reports and trend information are immensely helpful to the field of international enrollment management."
Lawrence H. Bell,
Executive Director, International Education
University of Colorado Boulder
"WES’ research and analysis with international student enrollment trends have proven to be an invaluable resource for Georgia College as it branches into new student territories. WES’ commitment to international education as a non-profit also ensures that its data and analysis are objective."
Assistant Vice President, International Education
Georgia College & State University
"As a Director of Office for International Services and being part of my University's efforts to internationalize our services, I have found WES research, especially Bridging the Gap, immensely helpful to understand the population which we serve and communicate such data to my colleagues on campus. WES' publication's data are very concise and its recommendations are direct and implementable."
Salvatore C. Longarino
Director, RO and PDSO
Office for International Services, Office of the Provost
"WES helped us research where our students are coming from and made some suggestions for markets we should explore."
M.A., Director of Graduate Operations
Villanova University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"I use WES' research for professional guidance. It addresses our institutional concerns and strategies and takes an in-depth look at timely topics."
Dr. Yu-wan Wang,
Associate Dean of International Admissions
Stony Brook University
"WES research gives us the global perspectives we need to help us continually improve our outreach efforts and gain a better understanding of the international students we serve."
California State University, Chico
"WES research reports provide a valuable conceptual understanding of student mobility and trends as well as useful data that together enable institutions to craft effective international recruitment strategies and plans."
Associate Director, International Admission
"This organization goes the extra mile by offering webinars and making its research available to the public."
Graduate Evaluator, MBA Programs and Graduate Programs
Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
California State University, Fullerton
"I have found your research reports on recruitment very helpful in understanding the market and social media."
Assistant Director, International Admissions
University of Wyoming
“As a brand new professional in international education, just a few years ago, I find WES’ research to be invaluable. The information is relevant, useful, and timely. WES has helped connect me with the people and information I needed, to kickstart a career in international enrollment management.”
Senior International Admissions Counselor
Alfred State SUNY College of Technology
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