Best-Selling Authors Ted Fiske, Dr. Michelle Fernandez, Elizabeth Wissner-Gross and Education Leaders MEFA, NEBHE, and Mass Bankers Association, Mass Credit Union League and Studentaid.com Headline Online Event Thursday October 15th at www.CollegeWeekLive.com
Boston, MA October 13, 2009 -- CollegeWeekLive, the world's largest free college fair which meets several times a year, will host the first-ever regional college fair held completely online Thursday October 15th. New England Day at CollegeWeekLive will bring together high school juniors and seniors from across the country and around the world with admissions representatives from fifty leading New England region colleges and universities. The day will include live presentations from admissions experts, live text and video chat between students and colleges, as well as live video student chats with current college students -- right from their dorm rooms.
Student Video Chat at CollegeWeekLive Schools participating in New England Day at CollegeWeekLive Thursday October 15th include: Anna Maria College, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Assumption College, Babson College, Bay Path College, Bay State College, Becker College, Boston University, Colby Sawyer College, Dartmouth College, Emerson College, Green Mountain College, Lasell College, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Merrimack College, MIT, Mount Ida College, Northeastern University, Quinnipiac University, Regis College, Smith College, Suffolk University, The Art Institutes, Thomas College, Trinity College, University of Bridgeport, University of Connecticut, University of Maine, University of New England, University of New Haven, University of Vermont, US Coast Guard Academy, US Marine Corps, Wellesley College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Western New England College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Yale University.
CollegeWeekLive admissions events, which are free to attend, bring colleges and prospective students together online, transcending time and distance. The events offer high school students an opportunity to meet and text chat with admissions representatives from colleges and view live streaming video presentations featuring admissions experts. Attendees can text in questions to be answered by presenters on the spot.
Presenters at the October 15th free online event include a Who's Who of education leaders and admissions experts. Richard M. Freeland, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and president emeritus and University Professor at Northeastern University and the Mosakowski Professor of Higher Education at Clark University, will present at 2:00 PM Eastern. Michael Thomas, CEO and President of New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will moderate.
Other presenters include Ted Fiske, noted author of The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010, Dr. Michelle Fernandez, author of Acing the College Application, Elizabeth Wissner-Gross, author of What Colleges Don't Tell You, Kathy Anderson of the Massachusetts Education Finance Authority (MEFA), David Childress, General Manager of StudentAid.com, Dan Forte, President/CEO of the Massachusetts Bankers Association, and Dan Egan, President Massachusetts Credit Union League (SUM ATM Program).
Ramiro and Pebbles, on air personalities from JAMN 94.5, a popular teen radio station in the Greater Boston market, will simulcast their afternoon show at 3:00 PM at CollegeWeekLive complete with a live performance by the artist Akrobatik. A complete agenda is available at www.CollegeWeekLive.com.
Student video chats, one of the most popular features of CollegeWeekLive, will be held throughout the day and offer high school students an opportunity to watch current college students on campuses across New England talk about student life and answer questions from the attendees tuning in. Student chats currently scheduled include:
11:30 AM Anna Maria College
2:00 PM Green Mountain College
3:00 PM Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
3:30 PM Assumption College
4:00 PM University of Vermont
4:00 PM Colby-Sawyer College
4:30 PM Thomas College
4:30 PM Northeastern University
6:00 PM Bay State College
6:00 PM Regis College
6:30 PM Dartmouth College
6:30 PM Babson College
7:00 PM Bay Path College
7:00 PM University of Connecticut
7:30 PM Quinnipiac University
7:30 PM Smith College
An up-to-date list of student chats is available at CollegeWeekLIve.com. To learn more about upcoming CollegeWeekLive events or to register for free, visit /. Colleges or school systems interested in participating in CollegeWeekLive can contact Mike Garvin at (617) 938-6004 or email Colleges@CollegeWeekLive.com.
CollegeWeekLive (http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com) is the world's largest and most successful college fair and it meets entirely online. With hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting and hundreds of thousands of registrants, CollegeWeekLive revolutionizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, overcoming cost and distance. CollegeWeekLive is free service for students and parents. CollegeWeekLive events now include virtual open houses provided more detail on a individual school, regional events showcasing colleges in a specific geographic area, and topical events dedicated to a particular issue in the admissions process such as standardized test preparation or college financing. CollegeWeekLive is produced by PlatformQ, whose mission is to connect people, companies, organizations and associations worldwide to meet, interact and learn from leading experts and thought leaders through proven interactive tools at online events.
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