SOURCE: CollegeWeekLive

March 19, 2008 11:32 ET

With Just One Week Until "World's Largest Virtual College Fair," CollegeWeekLive Announces New "Career Keynotes" Presentations

Extensive "Career Choice" Added to Agenda of FREE Online Event Featuring Live Web-Based, Interactive Information Sessions for College-Bound Teenagers

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - One week from yesterday, CollegeWeekLive, the world's largest virtual college fair, will be THE website to go to on March 25 & 26, 2008, as a never-before assembled gathering of successful young professionals share their career experiences through live Web video presentations, followed by interactive chat sessions -- as they connect with an estimated 50,000 college-bound teenagers, along with parents, guidance counselors during the online event.

"Career Keynotes" Speakers

To help teens answer the age-old question "What do I want to do with my life?", the event will feature live presentations from young professionals drawn from a broad range of fields, who will share their own career experiences, to inform and inspire students attending CollegeWeekLive.

Mike Marriner, Founder of Road Trip Nation, will speak on people building lives in line with their passions and individuality in his presentation: "Define Your Own Road in Life." Other speakers will share "lessons learned" from their own personal career experiences in the workplace. Attendees will be able to watch and ask questions of the following presenters:

-- Culinary Arts: Rachel Klein, Award-Winning Chef, Aura Restaurant

-- Nursing: Keri Kucharski, Registered Nurse, Children's Hospital

-- Journalism: Nadira Hira, Reporter, FORTUNE Magazine

-- Sports: Chelsey Hoffman, Account Executive, Phoenix Suns (NBA)

-- Politics: Andrew Gillum, City Commissioner, Tallahassee, Florida

-- Film: Marianna Palka, critically-acclaimed Sundance film director/actress

-- Hospitality: Melissa Filan, Event Planner, Four Seasons Hotel

-- Video Game Design: Christopher Canfield, Game designer for "Guitar Hero II" and "Rock Band," and Tester at Harmonix Music Systems

CollegeWeekLive Makes College Search Come "Alive":

These Career Keynotes are just on track of the broad agenda during CollegeWeekLive as expert presenters will deliver sessions on college planning, admissions and financial aid.

To give prospective students the "inside scoop" on campus life at schools they are considering, CollegeWeekLive will let thousands of participating students log onto the Web and conduct live video chats with current undergrad students from 60 colleges and universities.

Last, but not least -- CollegeWeekLive lets participants visit virtual booths and interact with over 300 admissions staff from colleges and universities -- giving families a convenient, online "College Road Trip."

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 company whose mission is to leverage the accessibility of online events to connect individuals, companies and organizations worldwide -- who might otherwise not be able to travel to physical events or communicate with experts or thought leaders. For the full agenda and speaker roster, participating colleges and universities, and to register for CollegeWeekLive-March 2008, visit:

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