SOURCE: CollegeWeekLive

August 18, 2008 08:00 ET

CollegeWeekLive Sets Dates for Fall Event -- November 12-13, 2008

Ground-Breaking Virtual College Fair Expands Internationally and Online, Connecting Students Live With 200+ Leading Universities From Australia, Europe, Canada, the UK and the USA

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - CollegeWeekLive (http://www.collegeweeklive.com), the largest virtual college fair, today announced the dates of its Fall 2008 event that will connect high school students with hundreds of colleges located around the world through a live, interactive online environment. CollegeWeekLive Fall 2008 will take place on November 12 and 13, 2008 (from 12:00 PM EST to 11:00 PM EST).

"CollegeWeekLive Fall 2008 will go above and beyond what we've offered in previous shows. Our November event will feature more than 200 colleges and universities from the United States, Canada, as well as leading schools from Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom," said Robert Rosenbloom, President of PlatformQ, the producer of CollegeWeekLive. "While prior CollegeWeekLive events have been recognized as the 'world's largest college fair,' the international scope of participating colleges, students, speakers and content makes this a unique and truly international worldwide virtual event."

More than 100 colleges and universities have already registered, including schools from Stanford to Susquehanna, and Dartmouth to Dayton. Also new this year, CollegeWeekLive will have a designated floor featuring a limited number of career schools and online universities. Early participants in this program include The Art Institute, South University, Argosy University, Strayer University and Bay State College.

Highlights of this unique online event:

-- Real-time, interactive Q&A sessions with admissions officials

-- Live interactive video chats with current college students providing an insider's view of campus life and the admissions process

-- Virtual booths for colleges, featuring electronic brochures, videos, webinars, podcasts, and real-time IM and video chat between admissions counselors and students/parents

-- Resource center for students and parents

-- Services center to allow 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

-- Live Web video chats with distinguished alumni of participating universities.

Colleges see value in new recruitment tool

Colleges see in CollegeWeekLive the opportunity to connect with a new group of prospective students and parents who they may not otherwise be reaching in their traditional recruitment channels. "I was happily surprised with the numbers," said Vanessa Foote, Wentworth's assistant director of admissions. "We had 75 students log in, and they were students whose names we were not already familiar with, that we had never had contact with before. Ten of those 75 ultimately applied to Wentworth, and six have been accepted."

Current List of Participating Schools:

Anderson University, Argosy University Online, Arizona State University, Baker University, Bangor University, Bay State College, Becker College, Calvin College, Cardiff University, Central Connecticut State University, Century College, Chaminade University of Honolulu, College of Mount St. Joseph, Colorado College, Colorado State University, Dartmouth College, DeSales University, Dowling College, Drexel University, Eastern Carolina University, Eastern University, Edith Cowan University, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Florida International University, Florida State University, Grand Canyon University, Green Mountain College, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Hawaii Pacific, Hofstra University, Idaho State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois State University, Johnson & Wales University, Keuka College, Laramie County Community College, Mars Hill College, Marshall University, Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Menlo College, Merrimack College, Miami University of Ohio, Middle Tennessee State University, Millikin University, Morehead State University, Mount Ida College, Mount Mercy College, New York Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Northland College, Ohio Northern University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Old Dominion University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Perth Education City, Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Providence College, Richard Bland College, Robert Morris College, Rutgers, Saint Joseph College, Saint Mary's College, Sam Houston State University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Schreiner University, Semester at Sea, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, Sierra Nevada College, South University Online, Southeastern University, Southern New Hampshire University, Stanford University, Strayer University, Suffolk University, SUNY Cortland, Susquehanna University, Temple University, Texas Tech University, The Academy of Art University, The Art Institute of Pitt Online, The University of Texas at Austin, Trinity University, University of Wales (Newport), Union University, United States Air Force Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Naval Academy, Unites States Military Academy, Unity College, University College (Cork), University of Alabama, University of Alabama Birmingham, University of Arizona, University of Bridgeport, University of Dayton, University of Glamorgan (Wales), University of Houston, University of Miami, University of New England, University of New Haven, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of Northern British Columbia, University of Northern Colorado, University of Tennessee, University of Wales (Lampeter), University of Utah, Wales International Consortium, Warner Pacific College, Wartburg College, Wayne State University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Wright State University.

For an up to the minute listing of featured colleges and to register for CollegeWeekLive-November 2008, please visit: http://www.collegeweeklive.com.

About CollegeWeekLive

CollegeWeekLive is a unique virtual event designed to allow people involved in the college admissions process (students, parents, teachers, counselors, colleges and universities) to connect and successfully interact with one another in ways that are impossible at physical events, through powerful Web-based software and services. PlatformQ, the producer of the CollegeWeekLive, is a new company whose mission is to leverage the accessibility of online events to connect individuals, companies and organizations -- across North America and internationally -- who might otherwise not be able to travel to physical events or communicate with leading experts or thought leaders.

CollegeWeekLive and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.

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