5 Reasons Why Texas Tech University Loves Using Goldcast for Student Events

February 5, 2024
Lindsay McGuire
Lindsay McGuire
Associate Director of Content and Campaigns at Goldcast

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If you work at a college or university, especially in marketing or recruitment, you’re likely always looking for fresh, new, innovative ways to connect with potential and new students. One way to do this is by hosting virtual events.

According to Forbes, hosting virtual events for prospective, new, and current students is a must.

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Yet to do this, you need to find the right virtual event platform that can meet the needs of your students, staff, faculty, and prospective students.

For Tommy Curtis Smith, the Assistant Director of Marketing at Texas Tech University’s Graduate School, Goldcast has been their virtual event platform of choice for more than a year. For Tommy and the rest of his team, Goldcast has provided the tech necessary to connect their students to the university through robust virtual event programming.

But don’t take it from us! Here’s how Tommy has described his experience using Goldcast to host a variety of virtual events for the students involved in their 120+ Master’s Programs. The text below is a direct quote from Tommy about his experience using Goldcast to run live virtual events for their graduate students.

The Most Effective Way to Connect with Students

After a year of utilizing Goldcast for hosting our New Graduate Student Orientation at Texas Tech University, we can confidently say it's been a game-changer. This investment has proven to be the most effective in preparing our new graduate students for the challenges of graduate school.

How goldcast platform empowers students - Tommy Curtis Smith, Texas Tech

The ability to create profiles and network with other users is a great way to build relationships and collaborate on projects.

The private chat feature has been invaluable for addressing questions raised during sessions, providing a seamless and effective communication channel with attendees. Our campus partners who participate in presentations appreciate the platform's user-friendly nature and flexibility.

I've given Goldcast an excellent rating because it's the easiest and most user-friendly way to present information in a visually appealing and engaging way. Here are some of the key factors that contributed to my excellent rating for Goldcast:

Ease of use

Goldcast is incredibly easy to use, even for users with no prior experience in creating digital presentations. The interface is intuitive and straightforward, and there are plenty of resources available to help users get started.

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Ticker banners

One standout feature is the ticker banners, which enable us to effortlessly share web links and announcements with the audience, enhancing engagement. The ticker banner feature is a great way to keep users up-to-date on the latest news and information. Users can add multiple tickers to their presentations, and they can customize the content of each ticker.

A better way to present information

Goldcast offers a variety of features that make it a great way to present information in a visually appealing and engaging way. Users can create presentations with text, images, videos, audio, and interactive elements. They can also customize the look and feel of their presentations to match their branding or audience.

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User friendly

Goldcast is a very user-friendly platform. The interface is well-designed and easy to navigate, and there are plenty of help resources available. Goldcast allows users to create profiles and network with other users. This is a great way to build relationships and collaborate on projects.


Goldcast makes it easy to create and manage digital presentations. The platform is streamlined and efficient, and it saves users time and effort.

Goldcast as a platform - Tommy Curtis Smith, Texas Tech

In summary, Goldcast has exceeded our expectations, and we wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking superior ways to engage and present to their targeted audience.

Is it time for your university to start using Goldcast?

Tommy covered only a fraction of what the Goldcast platform can do to help you host truly engaging virtual events. Easily connect and collaborate with your prospective and current students, staff, and faculty through one user-friendly yet powerful platform.

Interested in learning more? Connect with us now to discover all the ways your university can better connect with all your audiences through virtual events. From virtual student tours and interactive course Q&As to alumni events and internal faculty training, Goldcast can become your one-stop-shop for all your university’s virtual events.

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