CollegeWeekLive BACK TO SCHOOL Virtual Event Brings Special Offers, Tips for Success for College-Bound Students & Parents on Thursday August 5th

Login at August 5th for a Chance to Win an Intel® Powered Laptop or a $1,500 Cash Scholarship

Boston, MA (Vocus) July 14, 2010: CollegeWeekLive, the world’s largest college fair and admissions website, today announced CollegeWeekLive BACK TO SCHOOL, a one-day online event presented by Intel offering tips and special discount offers for college-bound students and their parents.

CollegeWeekLive BACK TO SCHOOL is designed to answer commonly asked questions as teens and their parents count down the days to dorm move-in day. The event offers a chance to prepare and learn through entertaining and educational video presentations on everything from tech needs to finalizing financial aid to ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Parents and students will have a unique opportunity to ask questions of leading authors and experts through CollegeWeekLive’s unique live event platform. Planned presentations include:

  • The Top 10 Technology Tools for College
  • Decorating Your Dorm on a Budget
  • The Biggest Mistakes Students Make in Managing Money
  • The Naked Roomate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into In College, with Harlan Cohen
  • The Best Majors for Getting a Job in 2010
  • Tools & Tips for preparing students with learning disabilities for college

Incoming freshman and returning college students and their parents who register and attend CollegeWeekLive BACK TO SCHOOL will be eligible for a chance to win a free Toshiba™ Satellite L500 laptop computer, powered by the smart performance of an Intel® Core™ i5 processor. CollegeWeekLive will also be awarding a $1,500 cash scholarship to a college-bound student (current college student or incoming freshman) who registers and attends CollegeWeekLive BACK TO SCHOOL. In addition, college-bound students (current college student or incoming freshman) who register and attend CollegeWeekLive BACK TO SCHOOL and refer three friends will be eligible to receive $500 towards textbooks for college.

 CollegeWeekLive will be partnering with sponsors Intel Corporation, Sallie Mae, the US Department of Education, Federal Student Aid Office and HP Academy.

“Intel is committed to supporting education and the next generation of students. Intel values CollegeWeekLive as a unique vehicle to connect college-bound students with need-to-know information and resources in a live interactive format, especially information about technology,” said Kari Lemiere, Youth Audience & Seasonal Shopping Marketing Manager at Intel Corporation. “As the presenting sponsor for CollegeWeekLive BACK TO SCHOOL August 5, we are looking forward to helping students prepare for college and find the right computer to fit their needs.”

CollegeWeekLive has been featured in national and major market media, such as ABC, Fox, CBS, and NBC television news affiliates, the New York Times and USA Today. College students or parents interested in attending CollegeWeekLive BACK TO SCHOOL should visit to register for free.


CollegeWeekLive ( ) provides the world’s largest college fairs and online admissions events. With hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting and more than 300,000 registrants, CollegeWeekLive revolutionizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, transcending time and distance.

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.


Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at and


SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, is the nation’s leading saving, planning and paying for education company. Sallie Mae’s saving programs, planning resources and financing options have helped more than 31 million people make the investment in higher education. Through its subsidiaries, the company manages $182 billion in education loans and serves 10 million student and parent customers. In addition, the company’s Upromise program has enabled 12 million members to earn more than $525 million in rewards to help pay for college. Its Upromise affiliates also manage more than $25 billion in 529 college-savings plans. Sallie Mae offers services to a range of institutional clients, including colleges and universities, student loan guarantors and state and federal agencies. More information is available at . SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

About Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, plays a central and essential role in America's postsecondary education community.

Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from federal financial assistance -- grants, loans and work-study programs -- for education beyond high school. The federal financial assistance programs comprise the nation's largest source of student aid, providing more than $100 billion in new aid to nearly 14 million postsecondary students and their families each year.

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