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Monday, March 1, 2010

CollegeWeekLive Florida Day Connects High School Students Around the World with Florida Colleges and Universities

Free Online College Fair at www.CollegeWeekLive.com May 6th to Draw Thousands of High School Sophomores and Juniors

Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 1, 2010 -- CollegeWeekLive (http://www.collegeweeklive.com/en_CA/guest/refcode=press), the premier Web destination which brings high school students and colleges together live online, today announced CollegeWeekLive Florida Day, an admissions event promoting post-secondary education options in Florida. The event, to be held on Thursday, May 6th between 12:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern online at www.CollegeWeekLive.com, will showcase participating Florida colleges and universities to more than 200,000 students across the nation and around the world. CollegeWeekLive Florida Day enables students to meet live with admissions representatives at Florida institutions including the University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Miami, University of South Florida, Miami Dade College, University of Tampa, Stetson University, Rollins College, St. Leo University, Lynn University, Florida Atlantic University, Nova Southeastern, St. Thomas University, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida International University and Embry-Riddle University.

“CollegeWeekLive makes it easy for us to extend our reach to students we wouldn’t otherwise be able to, encouraging them to consider Florida for their college education,” said Nikki Chun, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Miami. “High school students can get a feel for the higher education opportunities the state of Florida offers from the convenience of a computer.”

Attendees can participate in webcam sessions with current college students at campuses across Florida for a more informal take on student life and can watch live keynote presentations from leading experts on admissions topics such as writing application essays, school fit and financial aid.

“CollegeWeekLive serves as an excellent opportunity to help our young people understand the benefits that a postsecondary education offers in today’s highly competitive global economy,” said Florida Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith. “I encourage students and parents to attend this free online admissions event to learn more about the wide variety of higher education options the state of Florida offers.”

College access agencies such as the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Education Agency (FEA) and the Florida College Access Network (FCAN) are participating in the event, along with ongoing CollegeWeekLive partners the US Department of Education’s Federal Student Financial Aid Office, and the Hispanic Colleges and Universities Association (HACU).

“CollegeWeekLive is a great opportunity to expand access, and is a cost-efficient tool for reaching out to students without incurring the traditional costs associated with a live on-campus event,” said Dr. Willis N. Holcombe, Chancellor of The Florida College System.

CollegeWeekLive has transformed the traditional college admissions experience and has been featured in national and major market media, such as ABC, Fox, CBS, and NBC television news affiliates, the New York Times, USA Today and the San Francisco Chronicle. Colleges and universities based in Florida are eligible to take advantage of special CollegeWeekLive membership pricing through March 31, 2010. Interested admissions representatives can contact Greg Wilkins at 617.938.6023. Students or parents interested in attending CollegeWeekLive Florida Day should visit CollegeWeekLive.com to register for free (http://www.collegeweeklive.com/en_CA/guest/app-registration/refcode=press).

About CollegeWeekLive
CollegeWeekLive (http://www.collegeweeklive.com/en_CA/guest/refcode=press) is the provider of the world’s largest college fairs and online admissions events. With hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting and more than 200,000 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 free for students, parents and counselors.

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.

CollegeWeekLive and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.