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Lead Contributor, Mark Shay

Mark Shay is Business Development Director for QS and is spearheading the company’s expansion of its products and services to North American universities.  The company, famous for producing the QS World University Rankings® has a suite of services designed to help universities with overseas student recruiting, areas quite familiar to Shay who recently has been at the forefront of the international student recruitment industry.

Shay has spent the past 24 years working in higher education, the past four focused on international education.  He is a former board member of AIRC, the American International Recruitment Council and has been a strong advocate of the use of partners in overseas student recruitment.  Prior to joining QS, he worked for a leading student recruitment agency, in several university settings and as a consultant.  He is perhaps best know for founding and leading EDU (Educational Directories Unlimited), where he developed successful web sites such as and  

QS has a wide portfolio of offerings to help universities with all aspects of international education, from student recruitment and brand development, to benchmarking and outcomes assessment, institutional relationship management software and even faculty/staff recruiting.  The company has a wealth of resources available to for nearly any scope of work.  Shay is based in the Philadelphia area where QS is basing its expansion into the graduate and undergraduate university sectors of higher education.  This is separate from the company's prosperous MBA division which is served by a group that works separately from New York.

Lead Consultant

Mark Shay

The driving force behind InternetCarbon is Mark Shay, a serial entrepreneur who has created, built and in several cases sold Internet-based and educationally related businesses. Read more for just a sampling of enterprises Shay brought to life...

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Memberships and Organizations

Mark has just completed his term on the Board of Directors of AIRC - the American International Recruitment Council - an organization he is still very active with.  Mark is  a member of AIEA's Fund Raising Task Force.

He is an individual member or participant in the efforts of AIEA, NAGAP, NAFSA, Council of Graduate Schools, NACAC, AACRAO and UPCEA.