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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.
If you like our Cappex page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or have us in your circle on Google+ – you have probably read about the CappexConnect Online College Fair. However, we are sure you have some questions about how awesome it really is. Here is everything you need to know:
What is the CappexConnect Online College Fair?
The CappexConnect Online College Fair is a FREE, online college fair hosted by Cappex offering you the opportunity to connect with over 15,000 students and over 90 participating colleges and universities. Throughout these online college fairs you will get to watch live presentations from experts in admission and financial aid specialists while engaging directly with colleges and universities from wherever you are located in the world. You also have the chance to win a $1,000 CappexConnect Scholarship!
Some past presentations topics have been:
- Smart Majors – Which is right for you?
- Majors for creative students with multiple interests.
- Things you should be doing over the winter break.
- The “F” bomb: Disarming the fear of financing your education on a college student’s budget.
- How to prepare for a pre-professional track.
- ROTC and the military while in college.
- Life and academics at an Arts school.
- What should a parent be doing?
- How to use Cappex in your college search.
- Understanding financial literacy, net price and scholarship calculators.
When is the CappexConnect Online College Fair?
The next upcoming online college fair is Tuesday, March 11th from 2:00pm – 8:00pm CST on Cappex.com.
Who will be attending the CappexConnect Online College Fair?
The online college fairs are attended by students of various ages, admissions experts, financial aid specialists, colleges, universities, faculty, and staff.
Some of the colleges and universities that will be attending:
University of Arizona
Saint Francis University
Florida Polytechnic University
John Cabot University
Southern Illinois University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Mount Olive College
Savannah College of Art and Design
University of Idaho
How can I register for the CappexConnect Online College Fair?
Registration for the online college fair is now open to all students! If you have a Cappex profile already, you’re all set to register for the online college fair. If you haven’t created your free Cappex profile yet, you will have the opportunity to create one at the time of registration.
Click here to join us this upcoming March 11th at 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm for the CappexConnect Online College Fair!
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