MIAMI – OCTOBER 08, 2013 – As a continuation of Univision Communications' ongoing multi-platform initiative, "¡Es El Momento!" (The Moment is Now), to promote educational fulfillment among U.S. Hispanics, the network has once again partnered with CollegeWeekLive? to offer a free virtual college fair taking place Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 from 12 noon – 10 p.m. ET (11 a.m. – 9 p.m. CT). The event, part of Univision's award-winning Education Week, will also be available at www.eselmomento.com.
CollegeWeekLive counts on the participation of more than 100 colleges and will address the higher education needs of Hispanic students and their families. By attending the event, participants will be able to access expert advice on financial aid, tips on college study skills and partake in live video chats with college admission representatives and current students to hear firsthand about campus life.
"At 52 million strong, Hispanic America is growing at an unparalleled rate, creating more opportunities for colleges and universities to diversify their student body and tap into a viable demographic," said senior vice president of administration and executive producer of education week at Univision Communications Inc., Fabrizio Alcobe. "Access to the free virtual college fair powered by CollegeWeekLive for Univision's Education Week provides our audience with valuable information at their fingertips, empowering students and families."
The free event will provide online participants the opportunity to view live video presentations discussing the following topics:
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 (All Times Eastern)
12 p.m., How to Prepare for College: A Financial Aid Overview
Leslie Acosta-Martin, management and program analyst with Federal Student Aid (FSA) at the U.S. Department of Education.
1 p.m., Choosing a Major (in Spanish)
Elizabeth Romero, vice president of learning, New Futuro.
2 p.m., Admission Process
Adriana Flores, senior director, Diversity Initiatives at The College Board.
3 p.m., Excelencia in Education: Tracking Individual to National Latino College Success
Jose Cabrales, program manager at Excelencia in Education.
4 p.m., I'm First – First Generation College Students
Chelsea Jones, student support associate at I'm First – Center for Student Opportunity.
5 p.m., The Gates Foundation – Academic Skills to Help You Succeed in College
Teresa Rivero, lead senior program officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
6 p.m., Financial Aid
Eyra Perez, executive director of the San Antonio Education Partnership.
8 p.m., UC Davis Video Chat
9 p.m., ACT
Juan Garcia, assistant vice president – Strategic Partnership ACT.
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Hispanic/Latino Teens and their families WHAT: Free Virtual College Fair as part of Univision's Education Week
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET
Online at www.eselmomento.com
Video chat live with admissions representatives from more than 100 participating colleges; watch videos on topics such as how to complete the college application process and finding scholarships; receive answers to all your questions and make the process of applying and surviving college more manageable.
Users can obtain information as well as join the conversation on Twitter via @eselmomento, Facebook.com/eselmomento and using the hashtag #eselmomento across social platforms.
In addition, Univision and LATISM will host a Twitter Party to discuss the importance of education in the Hispanic community. Parents, students and teachers alike can join the Twitter Party from 9-10pm EST using the hashtag #eselmomento and #latism.
CollegeWeekLive (www.CollegeWeekLive.com) is the leading website for free online college fairs and admissions events. At CollegeWeekLive, college-bound students can chat live with admissions representatives, see college students sharing their campuses experiences live via video, and learn from video presentations on the college application and admissions process. CollegeWeekLive revolutionizes college admissions, making it easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, transcending time and distance. Since 2007, over 1 million students from 191 countries have visited CollegeWeekLive to seek out expert advice on their college choice. CollegeWeekLive, CollegeWeekLive Counselor Network and the CollegeWeekLive Advisor Center are trademarks of CollegeWeekLive, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish- language broadcast television network in the country reaching approximately 96% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 89% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Distrito Comedia; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company's platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America offering popular Univision and new original and third-party programming, to be an on-demand service on whatever device audiences choose; and Interactive, a network of digital products and offerings including Univision.com, which continues to be, the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services; and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.