The Social Universe: Smart College Visit News
Oct04

The Social Universe: Smart College Visit News

Meetings, Mentions & Presentations Coming up: Scholarships: Tips & Resources Webinar is in the works! Sign up to be notified when this event opens for registration.  Past: Lunch & Learn: Scholarship Tips & Resources for Parents of College-bound Teens (Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Blacksburg VA, October 29, 2013) Feb 2013 The A-B-Cs of Applying to College – workshop for parents and teens, YMCA Open University, Blacksburg, VA Z. Kelly Queijo, finalist in the CIT GAP 50 Entrepreneur Awards Competition Taking a Smart College Visit (Valley Business Front, December, 2011) Are you reading blogs about college? (Parents Countdown to College Coach) College TripTick: Interview on WhineAt9.com (podcast) 10.26.12 College Communicators Association of Virginia and Washington D.C. Conference (CCA), Virginia Beach, VA Presented: Get Smart for Campus Visits with a Mobile App 11.06.11 Tutorial Instructor: Build a Better Community of Bloggers (2011 Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education) 09.03.11 Convening on Improving Consumer Information in Higher Education (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) Smart College Visit, Inc. on Handshake 2.0 | First College Visit Series    Press Releases | Media Contact: Gail Billngsley  540-961-2113 2011 12.05.11 Smart College Visit To Host CollegeXpress on CampusChat 10.28.11 College Bound And Gagged Infuses College Search Process With Humor 10.18.11 Smart College Visit Announces Campus Rep Internship 10.10.11 SCV Founder Scheduled to Speak at AMA 09.19.11 Smart College Visit Publishes 500th Blog Post for the College-bound 08.30.11: Dorm Drop Off – Tales From a Real Mom 08.24.11: Smart Visit Widget Debut 04.11.11: Smart College Visit Launches Visit Virginia Tech Mobile Guide to Campus 2010 09.2010 Listed in the Top 100 education advice blogs (College Scholarships) 09.13.10 SmartCollegeVisit Available for Kindle (Amazon) 04.13.10 Entrepreneur Z. Kelly Queijo Smartly Sees, Smartly Does (Handshake 2.0) 04.13.10 SmartCollegeVisit Wins Business Concept Competition   (Inside VTKnowledgeWorks) 04.09.10 Entrepreneurs Pitch Business Ideas (Roanoke Times) 03.24.10 Finalists to present plans for new businesses at entrepreneurship summit (VT News) 03.18.10 Parents Countdown to College Coach: Top 5 College Visit Sites 02.02.10 Parents Countdown to College: The Top 50 College Info Web Sites 02.12.10 Handshake 2.0: Three Months in Flight for SmartCollegeVisit 2009 12.05.09 Anne Giles Clelland: A Social Media Campaign Case Study – One Month Summary 11.2009 Flack’s Revenge: Handshake 2.0 Launches Innovative Campaign for SmartCollegeVisit.com  11.08.09 Anne Giles Clelland: Watch This! Then, Watch Out ...

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Blacksburg Area Colleges & Universities

The following Smart College Visit posts feature colleges and universities located in the areas in or near Blacksburg, Virginia and the New River Valley. Check back for updates as you begin to plan to your college tour to a school in southwest Virginia. We have many more schools to cover! Smart See, Smart Do: Virginia Tech Student Panel Highlight of Radford Open House Related Posts Featuring Area Higher-Education Experts, Services, and Good Reads: Honors Programs: Get an Ivy-League Education at a Public School by Christina McIntyre, founder of BecomeAlum End of Semester Shift: What about All My Stuff? Helpful move-in/move-out solutions for residents of college dorms: Campus Carriers, founded by Dan Burdi. Growing Up Among Towns and Gowns – from the First College Visit Series published by Handshake 2.0 A Pretty Nice Place – from the First College Visit Series published by Handshake 2.0 Virginia Public Colleges & Universities Click here for a map of all of Virginia’s 4-year and 2-year...

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Choosing a College: When Only One Answer Will Do
Jul13

Choosing a College: When Only One Answer Will Do

Football – The Only Answer From Evan Silverman for First College Visit, a series of first college visit stories by business professionals sponsored by SmartCollegeVisit. Silverman (@WilliamPaid) was recently a featured guest on SmartCollegeVisit's #CampusChat: read more via...

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Colleging in Chicago (Part I) | Teen Travel Talk
Mar12

Colleging in Chicago (Part I) | Teen Travel Talk

TeenTravelTalk is a travel blog written entirely by teens. Here, teens share their take on travel adventures that include day-trips, trips with family and friends, as well as group outings. Teens talk about their likes and dislikes covering topics that range from what they ate to amusement park rides to visiting colleges. Below is an excerpt from the first part of a series written by Justine on what she calls "colleging" about her first college visit. Colleging in Chicago (Part I)  Pardon my petite addition to the English language there, but “to college” seems a simple and appropriate verb for replacing “to visit multiple colleges of interest with one’s parent(s) on a sort of semi-vacation.” As you can probably guess, I spent my President’s Day weekend looking at some universities in the Chicago area (U. Chicago and Northwestern, specifically) and had a blast sight-seeing during my first-ever visit to the Windy City. If you ever take a similar trip, below are some suggestions that might make your stay as pleasant and entertaining as mine was. Click the link to read the full text...

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Student then Parent: College Visits – A Seller’s Market
Feb22

Student then Parent: College Visits – A Seller’s Market

The following is an excerpt from the First College Visit series on Handshake 2.0 sponsored by SmartCollegeVisit. Dr. Manisha Singal grew up and studied in India before coming to the United States. She offers her perspective on college visits then as a student and now as a parent. Click the link below to read the post in its entirety.  A Seller's Market From Manisha Singal for First College Visit, a series of first college visit stories by business professionals sponsored by SmartCollegeVisit. Would you believe it, but I never did have a college visit for myself!  In India, during my time, colleges chose you, and only if you had really high marks (GPA) and if you went there early enough to stand in line and get the right form filled up! The reputation of the college was a good enough proxy for a "visit"…there was no recruiting and no incentives to attend….it was purely a seller's market. Nevertheless, I got admitted to St. Xavier's College in Bombay (Mumbai now) which was a feat and a source of considerable pride for my parents. Click here to read the complete post on Handshake 2.0. This story is the second post offering insight on the college visit experience written by people coming from countries outside of the U.S. All posts related to travel to the U.S. and college admissions for international students can be accessed by clicking on the word "International" in the category cloud in the...

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Returning to your Roots on a College Visit
Feb03

Returning to your Roots on a College Visit

Sometimes, a college visit is like a homecoming. This proved true for Alexis Avila on his college visit–a return to Ann Arbor, Michigan. His story appeared on Handshake 2.0 as part of the continuing series of First College Visit stories by business professionals. This series is sponsored by SmartCollegeVisit. Read: A Microcosm of the World At Large by Alexis Avila  Alexis Avila is Founder, Director of Prepped and Polished: Tutoring, College Counseling, Test Prep, (formerly TUTORrific Academic Services), providing tutoring, college counseling, and test prep in the Boston, Massachusetts...

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