CampusChat and PTChat: A Twitter Chat 2 for 1

Tonight, 9PM Eastern, on Twitter, it's a Twitter Chat 2fer! #CampusChat is joining forces with #PTChat to bring you a lively discussion focused on helping teens prepare for success in college. Since both chats meet at the same time, on the same day, we decided to bring our chats together this evening.  #CampusChat is sponsored by SmartCollegeVisit and moderated by Kelly Queijo (@collegevisit). #PTChat is sponsored by Parentella and moderated by Amanda Henson, community director for Parentella (@parentella). Parentella is a Private Parent Teacher Social Network whose mission is to engage parents in their kids’ education by enabling conversations among parents and teachers.  College counselor/academic matchmaker, Shelley Krause (@ButWait), who is active on both chats, encouraged the online meetup: "I am interested in helping students (and people in general, actually) find their "tribes" as learners, and I try to empower purposeful networks wherever I go. I thought that bringing the Parentella and Campus Chat communities together could be a great learning experience for everyone involved, and I'm excited to help enable that conversation this Wednesday evening." To make this work, ideally, we'd like all participants to use both hashtags (#campuschat #ptchat) in discussion tweets.  For more information about how to participate in Twitter chats, click here: Twitter Tools for #CampusChat....

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Next on CampusChat: Preparing for a Successful Transition to College
Dec07

Next on CampusChat: Preparing for a Successful Transition to College

On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, Maureen Price Tillman, L.C.S.W., will be the guest host of our weekly CampusChat. The topic of the chat is how to make a successful transition to college. College-bound teens, their parents, independent counselors, as well as guidance counselors will benefit from Maureen's expertise on this topic. Maureen received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. She has worked as a psychotherapist with adolescents, families and adults for 35 years. Eight years ago, she founded College with Confidence. This psychotherapy service helps students (and their parents) facing a wide variety of issues whether preparing for college, already on campus, home for the summer, or studying abroad. Maureen leads workshops for parents, teens, schools, physicians, and mental health professionals on the college adjustment and on depression education. Her commitment to depression education and suicide prevention has included being President of the New Jersey Association of Suicidology and a Group Facilitator for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As the series creator and curator of The New York Times Local College Corner, Maureen provided professional expertise and weaved the threads of preparation, adjustment, and skill development for a successful transition to college. She has been featured in The Star Ledger, Daily Record, New Jersey Jewish News, Maplewood Patch, on the National Association of Social Workers website as well as local cable television and radio shows. She now writes about college issues for The Huffington Post. Maureen has a private practice with offices in Maplewood and Morristown, N.J. and with today's technology is able to consult and counsel around the globe.        She was featured in Break That Hovering Habit Early which appeared in US News and Report College Edition.   CampusChat is hosted on Twitter and moderated by Kelly Queijo (@collegevisit), founder of Smart College Visit, Inc. To participate in the conversation, simply add the hashtag "#campuschat" to your posts on Twitter (tweets). The chat will begin at 9 pm, Eastern and will last for one hour. Though Maureen will lead the chat, it is hosted as an open forum where participants are encouraged to ask questions and share insights of their own.  For more information about CampusChat and how to participate, click here: What is CampusChat. For updates and other news from SmartCollegeVisit, please follow @collegevisit. You are invited to follow Maureen on Twitter — @MaureenPTillman. ...

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Want to be a Guest on #CampusChat?
Sep26

Want to be a Guest on #CampusChat?

Are you an expert on college admissions, financial aid, college prep, college success or other topics related to college life? Then, maybe you should be on CampusChat!   Each week, a fine group of dedicated moms, dads, college admissions professionals, teens, college students, and higher-ed supporters and business partners set aside an hour for an online chat hosted on Twitter known as CampusChat. Here, they openly share their insight on topics related to college. Our discussions have ranged from beginning college prep as early as 9th grade to paying off student loans following graduation, however the majority of the discussions are focused on issues related to the college-bound. Expert guests have been: Parents who shared their experiences with the college tour and college admissions process Academic advisors and college coaches Authors Social media and community-building experts SAT and ACT test preparation consultants College admissions officers Whether the chat is open-mic or co-hosted with an expert guest, CampusChat is an open forum and anyone interested in the topics we cover are encouraged to participate. If you are interested in being a guest on CampusChat or would like to recommend someone, please send a note or contact @collegevisit via Twitter and we’ll happily consider your recommendation. CampusChat meets every Wednesday at 1PM Eastern, 12PM Central, 11AM Mountain, and 10AM  Pacific time on Twitter and is moderated by @collegevisit. Follow or participate in the conversation by add “#CampusCaht” to your posts on Twitter (Tweets).   Former Featured Guests Include: @AkilBello – Akil Bello, Bell Curves @BecomeAlum – Christina McIntyre, Become Alum @DesignYourDorm – Design Your Dorm @DJWaldow – DJ Waldow, Blue Sky Factory @EileenPaulin – (Mom), Online Content Producers @GilRogers – Gil Rogers, University of New Haven @IvyEyesEditing – Janson Woodlee, Ivy Eyes Editing @Koofers – Michale Rihani, Koofers @NancyBerk – Nancy Berk, Whineat9 @PreppedPolished – Alexis Avila, Prepped & Polished @Realyaverbaum – Eric Yaverbaum, author: Life’s Little College Admissions Insights: Top Tips from the Country’s Most Acclaimed Guidance Counselors @rgeller – Robert Geller (Dad), Fusion PR @Russell_Golowin – Russell Golowin, College Funding Relief, LLC @SMCMadmRob – Rob Maddox, St. Mary’s College of Maryland @SheldonWordNerd  – Jenn Cohen, Word-Nerd @SuzanneShaffer – Suzanne Shaffer, Parents Countdown to College Coach @Tom_Field – Tom Field (Dad), Valley Business FRONT @WCUAdmission – Megan Wilson, Western Carolina University @WilliamPaid – Evan Silverman, WilliamPaid To read about any of these guests or access the online chat transcripts, click here:...

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