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5 Ways to Prepare for an Online College Fair

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Now that you’ve learned all about the CappexConnect Online College Fair and the various benefits of attending an online college fair in general, you may have made the decision that it’s the perfect way for you to narrow your college options. So once you’ve registered, what’s next?  The following tips will help you prepare in advance and make the most of your online college fair experience.

1. Know What’s Important To You

Give thought to what you want out of college. Which aspects are important to you? Having an idea of qualities you’re looking for in a college will help you assess its fit and choose the most helpful presentations to attend. To help guide your thoughts, think about the following:

  • What major do I want to study?
  • Do I want to attend a large, medium, or small school?
  • Do I want to attend an urban or rural school?
  • Do I want to participate in athletics, clubs, fraternities or sororities, study abroad, or other special programs?
  • What types of financial aid options are available at this college?

2. Preliminary Research

The best way to learn about a few colleges attending the online fair is to check out information online beforehand. Utilizing Cappex.com’s college search and matching features, you can look at College Profiles and add each one you’re interested in to your College List, where you can write and edit notes.

3. Prepare Questions

Tips 1 and 2 will lead you to formulate thoughtful questions for college representatives. As you think about what you want as a perspective undergraduate, make sure your questions address categories such as academics, job placement, college costs and financial aid, and campus life. CappexConnect’s online chats allow you to engage with college representatives and other prospective students without pressure, so ask away!

4. Remember Your Audience

Engaging with college representatives through online chats is a casual, convenient way to get your questions answered. Just remember that while they eagerly await great questions, avoid using abbreviations or slang. Whether through email or in person you may come in contact with these reps later on, so make a good impression with your words. Also be prepared to take notes in a notebook, tablet, or other mobile device and write down each college reps’ name.

5. Keep An Open Mind

As we emphasized last week, participation in an online college fair has many benefits including no travel restrictions! It’s a great opportunity  to explore colleges in different cities, states, and even countries. Beyond colleges you’ve researched, plan to visit presentations from colleges that weren’t previously on your radar. You may wind up learning about an amazing program perfect for your academic and career goals.

It’s not too late to sign up – click here to register for one of the Spring CappexConnect Online College Fairs!

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5 Benefits Of Attending An Online College Fair

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. CappexConnect

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.

2. Variety

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.

Click here to register for the CappexConnect Online College Fairs!

CappexConnect Online College Fair – What Is It?

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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?

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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:

  • Penn State
  • University of Arizona
  • Saint Francis University
  • Monmouth College
  • Florida Polytechnic University
  • John Cabot University
  • Carleton College
  • Liberty University
  • Clayton University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Prescott College
  • Elmhurst College
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Hilbert College
  • Mount Olive College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University of Idaho
  • Quinnipiac University

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!

For more information, visit CappexConnect.