Last Updated: February 25, 2014
by Andrea Cerny
Last week we learned all about the CappexConnect Online College Fair. If you’re still deciding whether or not to check one out, we’ve put together this list of five great benefits of attending a virtual college fair.
1. Little To No Travel!
One of the greatest benefits of attending an online college fair is the fact that you don’t have to go anywhere! CappexConnect Online College Fairs take place entirely online, so you only have to travel as far as it takes to get to your computer. The online college fair allows you to explore tons of college options all from the comfort of your own home, local coffee house, computer lab, or wherever you choose.
When you attend a college fair in person, the colleges you’ll find there are usually more local because of travel restrictions. Like you, college representatives don’t need to travel to attend an online college fair. Because of this, when you attend a online college fair, you’ll find a wide variety of colleges to explore, including those from all over the country and even the world. You may even discover a few colleges you didn’t even know existed!
3. Chat With Ease
CappexConnect Online College Fairs feature a multitude of online chatting capabilities, so you can easily exchange conversations with both college representatives and other prospective students. Check out the campus quad, a forum chat where students and college representatives have the freedom to chat with each other about anything at all — you might even come across the answer to a question you didn’t even know you had! Each college also has its own chat space where you can chat with college representatives directly. You also have the option to engage in private chat conversations with college representatives or other students.
4. Attend Cool Presentations
Throughout the CappexConnect Online College Fair, you can attend live, streaming presentations where you’ll see various college representatives and other keynote speakers talk about all different kinds of college-related subjects, such as financial aid and scholarships, admissions, diversity, and college life. Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments using the chat feature before, during, and after the presentation.
5. No Pressure
Does attending a college fair intimidate you? Do you think you might feel overwhelmed by all the options available for you to explore? Are you not necessarily the type of person who feels comfortable striking up a conversation with a complete stranger? Don’t worry! An online college fair is the perfect stress-free option for you. Since CappexConnect Online College Fairs take place entirely on the Internet, the stress sometimes associated with facing others in person is eliminated. The fair is usually open for a few hours at least, so you are free to explore the colleges at your leisure and you won’t feel pressed for time. Even though you are encouraged to reach out and ask questions, you certainly won’t be pressured to do so. Instead, you can choose to sit back and see what kinds of questions other students are asking. You can also take your time to decide which colleges you want to connect with and even check out their websites in the meantime to get more information.
Original Post Date: February 25th, 2014