WOW: Virtual College Fair!
Technology at its best! An organization called College Week Live is going to have a college fair take place LIVE online. This is truly amazing and even though I am in college already I think I am going to log in to check it out because I have never seen anything like this before. This is really a step toward the future…a brighter.
Click HERE to go to the the site:
Click HERE for a list of participating schools.
Here is what it will entail:
WHAT IS CWL?
CollegeWeekLive (CWL) is a two-day virtual college fair to help prospective students in their college planning by connecting them with colleges in a live, interactive environment. It will take place on November 13th and 14th from 3:00 EST to 11:00 EST. The event will draw thousands of students from the US and abroad and over 50 major US colleges – including such schools as Northeastern, Smith College, UCONN, the University of Buffalo, Ole Miss, Tufts, and many others. Attendance is free.
The event will feature:
- Live streaming video keynote presentations from college admission experts, admissions officers, and students like:
- Howard and Matthew Greene (Authors of the Greene College Guides and hosts of the PBS Series Ten Steps to College)
- Penny Hastings (Author of How to Win A Sports Scholarship)
- Elizabeth Wissner-Gross (Author of What Colleges Don’t Tell You and What High Schools Don’t Tell You)
- Katherine Cohen (CEO and Founder of IvyWise)
- Real-time, interactive Q&A sessions with admissions officials
- Live interactive student panel discussions from schools across the US.
- Virtual booths for colleges, featuring electronic brochures, videos, webinars, podcasts and real-time IM and video chat between admissions counselors and students/parents.
- Networking capabilities to connect students with other students and service providers.
- A resource center for students and parents.
- A services center to allow guidance counselors and other providers the ability to market their services and products.
- Scheduled school specific presentations by admissions officials.
- Scholarship and financial aid resources to help students and parents.