SOURCE: CollegeWeekLive

CollegeWeekLive

October 29, 2014 11:45 ET

CollegeWeekLive and STEMconnector Partner to Encourage the Pursuit of STEM Degrees

Joint Virtual Events at www.CollegeWeekLive.com Will Showcase STEM Education and Career Opportunities

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - October 29, 2014) - CollegeWeekLive, the leading website where students and colleges meet live online, today announced that it has forged an alliance with STEMconnector®, the definitive source for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) information. This partnership will highlight the importance of STEM in society and how graduates with STEM degrees are driving breakthrough innovations. Students will discover how pursuing a STEM education can lead to exciting career opportunities in fields such as food security, medical research, mobile application design and more.

Students and their families, teachers, and high school counselors are invited to participate in CollegeWeekLive's popular All Access Virtual College Fair on November 13, 2014 where they can:

  • Watch live video presentations about STEM careers which are in demand
  • Hear about special initiatives such as Million Women Mentors that help young women earn STEM degrees and enter the workforce
  • Chat live with STEMconnector representatives
  • Enter to win the event's $2,500 Scholarship

"80 percent of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. depend on the mastery of mathematics and sciences," said CollegeWeekLive President and CEO Robert Rosenbloom. "We're pleased to have experts from STEMconnector join us to help students realize the tremendous advantages of pursuing STEM fields and empower them to achieve their goals."

"We are excited to partner with CollegeWeekLive to help spread the message of how important STEM is to our country and how students can benefit in the long run by pursuing careers that incorporate STEM education," said Edie Fraser, CEO of STEMconnector. "The opportunity for us to inform students of programs and partners in the STEM ecosystem helps us better achieve our mission to promote STEM education and workforce development."

Visit www.collegeweeklive.com/event-schedule to learn more about upcoming All Access Virtual College Fairs, or contact CollegeWeekLive at 888-697-0050 or info@collegeweeklive.com.

ABOUT COLLEGEWEEKLIVE

CollegeWeekLive is the leading channel where students and colleges meet online. More than 1,500,000 students from 192 countries rely on CollegeWeekLive to help navigate college admissions. This live channel provides unprecedented access to expert presentations and enables students to have unscripted conversations with college students and admissions counselors from hundreds of colleges and universities.

Students turn to CollegeWeekLive to gain insights from current students, admission representatives, and leading experts, whether they are narrowing their choice of schools or making post-admission decisions. Through live text and video chats, students, parents, and counselors can engage directly with universities at every stage of the enrollment process.

ABOUT STEMCONNECTOR

STEMconnector® is a consortium of companies, nonprofit associations and professional societies, STEM-related research and policy organizations, government entities, universities, and academic institutions concerned with STEM education and the future of human capital in the United States. STEMconnector® is both a resource and a service, designed to link "all things STEM" through a comprehensive website that connects national, state, and local STEM entities. The STEMconnector® website contains profiles of more than 20 categories of STEM-related entities and details "Who is Doing What" at more than 6,000 STEM-related organizations all 50 states.

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