Chester, PA (PRWEB) May 16, 2006
Is there anything more annoying than the university and college degree search? Prospective students have to decide how far away from home they want to live, how much they're willing to spend, which school will give them the most financial aid, which school has their major, what their major should even be and so much more.
StudentProspector (http://www.studentprospector.com), a service of the leading online provider of higher education information, is trying to make the university and college degree search process easier by having universities and colleges search for the student. All the student has to do is become a Featured Student on the website.
How does one do that? Simple – by asking.
Every service StudentProspector offers students is completely free, and as long as they have a profile, becoming a Featured Student involves nothing more then e-mailing FeatureMe@StudentProspector.com and saying they want to be a Featured Student. Then, the staff at StudentProspector will contact them and ask questions about their hobbies, their experiences and other elements of who they are that the staff thinks will interest higher education institutions.
Next, they become featured on the StudentProspector website as the student of the month, and schools that are looking to fill particular slots will see their profile and potentially try to recruit them.
Mark Shay, president and CEO of the company behind StudentProspector, says, “This tool eases the university and college degree search, because it makes the schools do all the work. Students can focus their energy on using their computer to download music, update a blog or check e-mail instead of surfing through college sites and filling out countless applications.”
Shay goes on to warn prospective students that StudentProspector’s tool does not take the place of a full university and college degree search. “Becoming a Featured Student can make it easier to find a school, but prospective students still need to conduct research on which institute of higher education would be most appropriate for their needs. StudentProspector also offers advice on choosing the right school as well as how to apply. Yes, the process is annoying, but it’s essential. This is, after all, the rest of your life.”
For college advice, go to http://www.studentprospector.com/CollegePlanning.html. If anyone would like to be a StudentProspector Featured Student and ease the university and college degree search process by having schools come looking for them, send an e-mail to FeatureMe@StudentProspector.com.
StudentProspector is the next evolution in student recruitment. It is an innovative marketing tool allowing undergraduate, graduate, continuing education and study abroad administrators to pro-actively search through a database of student profiles. Administrators then use these profiles to find students who meet their criteria, forming a perfect marriage between student and school. StudentProspector is a service of Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc. (EDU), a leading Internet company serving higher education. Based in suburban Philadelphia, EDU's steady growth since its inception in 1989 has led to its inclusion in the Philadelphia 100, Inc. Magazine/ICIC Inner City 100 and Inc. 500 lists of fast growing businesses.