Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 - CollegeWeekLive, the leading website where students and colleges meet live online, today announced that Marty Bennett is joining CollegeWeekLive as Manager of International Partnerships. Marty will be growing reach and awareness for CollegeWeekLive in the international higher education community. In this role, Marty will be collaborating with the U.S. Department of State, EducationUSA, and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to drive international student registration and participation. Marty will also be developing new partnerships with national and regional consortiums as well as recruiting expert presenters for CollegeWeekLive international online video events.
Most recently, Marty served as EducationUSA Outreach Coordinator for the Institute of International Education where he led the development and implementation of the social media efforts for EducationUSA and proactively facilitated stronger relationships between the U.S. higher education community and EducationUSA. Prior to that position, Marty was Director of International Services at Ball State University.
CollegeWeekLive's programming for international students who are exploring higher education in the United States has expanded in recent years due to rising demand from both students and colleges, with seven virtual events held over the last year. More than 100,000 international students registered for CollegeWeekLive in the last year, reflecting growing demand. These live virtual events offer an opportunity for students from around the world to chat live online with admissions representatives from hundreds of universities. Attendees who login can also watch live video presentations on topics such as understanding the U.S. higher education system, what language proficiency exams are required and how to prepare for these tests, how to obtain a student visa and information on scholarships and financing a college education. Any student who is logged in can ask a question and get an answer from participating admissions experts.
"Marty Bennett will bring experience and a dedicated focus to our rapidly growing international admissions events," said Robert Rosenbloom, President and CEO of CollegeWeekLive. "Universities understand how important it is to connect with students throughout the admissions process, regardless of where they reside, and CollegeWeekLive allows them to do that."
"I am honored to be joining the CollegeWeekLive team," said Marty Bennett, Manager of International Partnerships for CollegeWeekLive. "Connecting students to colleges online via video and chat just makes great sense, particularly when those students may be in Brazil, Turkey, or Vietnam."
Marty will be hitting the ground running at CollegeWeekLive International Day on May 7th. The virtual event, which is sponsored by IELTS, is designed expressly for students from around the world who are interested in attending college abroad, particularly in North America.
To learn how your college or university can start utilizing CollegeWeekLive, call 800.828.8222 or email colleges(at)collegeweeklive(dot)com. If you are a student, parent, or counselor, you can register for CollegeWeekLive at no cost. If you have questions, contact Support(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com.
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 admission. This live channel provides unprecedented access to expert presentations and enables students to have unscripted conversations with hundreds of colleges. 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 engage directly with colleges at every stage of the enrollment process with CollegeWeekLive.