Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 14, 2009
CollegeWeekLive (http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com), the world's largest college fair, today announced that one more aspect of the college admissions process just became easier and more cost-effective than ever before: the college open house. CollegeWeekLive is pleased to announce that it now offers a series of virtual open house dates throughout the high school academic year - days that will showcase a specific college within the popular and free online college fair environment.
CollegeWeekLive, the breakthrough online college fair that has been featured on ABC News, Fox, CBS, USA Today and other media outlets, is well known for bringing colleges and prospective students together online, transcending time and distance. CollegeWeekLive Virtual Open Houses will enable colleges to feature faculty and students from particular programs, departments or campuses within a college or university. The virtual open houses will offer live video presentations on different aspects of student life, such as admissions, academics, athletics, financial aid and campus housing. Attendees can also browse and download information at multiple booths - as well as participate in a webcam session with students currently attending the college to get a more informal take on everyday life at that school.
"We are excited about the opportunity to leverage the CollegeWeekLive experience to meet directly with prospective applicants," said Emily Engelschall, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment at UC Riverside. "The University of California, Riverside Open House at CollegeWeekLive will enable high school students to learn more about our programs, departments, and campus - in a way that is convenient and easy."
"The Virtual Open House is a perfect solution in cost-conscious times for colleges, students, and parents," said Robert Rosenbloom, CEO of PlatformQ, the producer of CollegeWeekLive. "For the first time, technology allows rich, live, video-based interaction across distance and regardless of time zone. Colleges can save money and better qualify their prospective applicants while extending their reach to students who might not be able to drive or fly to the school for an open house."
CollegeWeekLive, which launched in 2007, has grown rapidly and is an increasingly popular online destination for students in the college admissions process. Hundreds of colleges and universities, from Stanford and Dartmouth to Georgia Tech, exhibit at CollegeWeekLive online college fairs. To learn more and reserve a spot in the Virtual Open House Series, colleges should contact Mike Garvin at 617.938.6004 or Exhibit(at)CollegeWeekLive.com.
CollegeWeekLive (http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com) is the world's biggest college fair and it meets entirely online. With hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting and more than 150,000 registrants, the event revolutionizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, transcending time and distance. CollegeWeekLive is free service for students and parents.
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