Educational Directories Unlimited Offers Unique Recruiting Tool with StudentProspector.com

New Service Allows Schools to Review Student Profiles as They Search for Their

Ideal Graduate Applicants



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc.

    SCOTSDALE, Ariz., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Educational Directories
 Unlimited, Inc. (EDU), the leading provider of online academic program
 directories targeted toward prospective students, today announced the launch
 of StudentProspector.com, a web-enabled tool for universities to recruit the
 graduate student applicants they so desire.  Every time a student registers at
 Gradschools.com, their profile is saved into a master database, which will be
 available by subscription for graduate school recruiters.  The service will
 soon be expanded to Studyabroad.com customers by the summer of 2001.
     StudentProspector.com reverses the recruitment process.  Rather than
 prospective students seeking graduate programs, recruiters can search for
 students who fit their criteria as applicants.  The database is searchable by
 undergraduate majors and degrees, and by geographic area as well as many other
 criteria.  Mark Shay, president and founder of EDU, says representatives from
 many schools and academic departments had expressed a need for such a
 recruiting service.
     "There are many small, special-interest programs that have a collective
 need to reach students from who might otherwise pass them by," Shay says.
 "For example, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is well known
 for its D.O. program, even though it also offers a great psychology graduate
 program. Students looking for a program in psychology, however, might never
 consider looking at PCOM simply because of its name.  Sometimes, schools need
 to get out from behind their branding to reach a broader audience.
 StudentProspector.com allows them to do this."
     According to Shay, the student profiles are extensive, covering
 approximately half of the information included in a standard school
 application, including test scores, grade point averages, employment histories
 and educational backgrounds.  The new service also presents schools with
 greater opportunities to reach and recruit international students.
     Additionally, StudentProspector.com allows recruiters advanced searches
 and contact management functions, allowing them to access the large pool of
 candidates from the road, their office, or from anywhere they can access the
 Internet.
     Gradschools.com, a leading source of graduate program information provided
 by EDU, promotes the registration system of StudentProspector.com through its
 web site.  Gradschools.com recorded nearly 1.5 million visitors during the
 first quarter of 2001.
     Fees are based on the size (by student body) of the academic program
 subscribing to the service.  For more information on StudentProspector.com go
 to http://www.studentprospector.com or e-mail mshay@gradschools.com.
 
     About Educational Directories Unlimited
     Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc. (www.edudirectories.com) is a
 unique, college-oriented marketing firm that connects students with programs.
 EDU's online directories provide in-depth and current information on college
 level academic programs.  Among EDU's computer-based recruiting tools are
 several comprehensive directories: GradSchoolFairs.com,
 Business.Gradschools.com, Distance.Gradschools.com, Gradschools.com,
 Studyabroad.com, English.Studyabroad.com and Studyabroadworldwide.com.
     The EDU systems design provides a unique utility for prospective students,
 advisors, and educational administrators.  Since its inception in 1997, EDU
 and its directories have captured a significant share of the "educational
 shoppers" market by providing students a wealth of information in an easy-to-
 use directory format.
     EDU offers online co-branding partnerships allowing any Web site to
 incorporate generic versions of Gradschools.com and/or Studyabroad.com.  This
 no-revenue option allows partners to display EDU content without redirecting
 traffic from their sites, thus increasing page counts, stickiness, and
 sponsorship opportunities, as well as encouraging return visits.
 For more information on EDU, please contact Tony DeFazio or Amy Krasowski at
 610-642-8253 or amy@gregoryfca.com.
 
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    SCOTSDALE, Ariz., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Educational Directories
 Unlimited, Inc. (EDU), the leading provider of online academic program
 directories targeted toward prospective students, today announced the launch
 of StudentProspector.com, a web-enabled tool for universities to recruit the
 graduate student applicants they so desire.  Every time a student registers at
 Gradschools.com, their profile is saved into a master database, which will be
 available by subscription for graduate school recruiters.  The service will
 soon be expanded to Studyabroad.com customers by the summer of 2001.
     StudentProspector.com reverses the recruitment process.  Rather than
 prospective students seeking graduate programs, recruiters can search for
 students who fit their criteria as applicants.  The database is searchable by
 undergraduate majors and degrees, and by geographic area as well as many other
 criteria.  Mark Shay, president and founder of EDU, says representatives from
 many schools and academic departments had expressed a need for such a
 recruiting service.
     "There are many small, special-interest programs that have a collective
 need to reach students from who might otherwise pass them by," Shay says.
 "For example, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is well known
 for its D.O. program, even though it also offers a great psychology graduate
 program. Students looking for a program in psychology, however, might never
 consider looking at PCOM simply because of its name.  Sometimes, schools need
 to get out from behind their branding to reach a broader audience.
 StudentProspector.com allows them to do this."
     According to Shay, the student profiles are extensive, covering
 approximately half of the information included in a standard school
 application, including test scores, grade point averages, employment histories
 and educational backgrounds.  The new service also presents schools with
 greater opportunities to reach and recruit international students.
     Additionally, StudentProspector.com allows recruiters advanced searches
 and contact management functions, allowing them to access the large pool of
 candidates from the road, their office, or from anywhere they can access the
 Internet.
     Gradschools.com, a leading source of graduate program information provided
 by EDU, promotes the registration system of StudentProspector.com through its
 web site.  Gradschools.com recorded nearly 1.5 million visitors during the
 first quarter of 2001.
     Fees are based on the size (by student body) of the academic program
 subscribing to the service.  For more information on StudentProspector.com go
 to http://www.studentprospector.com or e-mail mshay@gradschools.com.
 
     About Educational Directories Unlimited
     Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc. (www.edudirectories.com) is a
 unique, college-oriented marketing firm that connects students with programs.
 EDU's online directories provide in-depth and current information on college
 level academic programs.  Among EDU's computer-based recruiting tools are
 several comprehensive directories: GradSchoolFairs.com,
 Business.Gradschools.com, Distance.Gradschools.com, Gradschools.com,
 Studyabroad.com, English.Studyabroad.com and Studyabroadworldwide.com.
     The EDU systems design provides a unique utility for prospective students,
 advisors, and educational administrators.  Since its inception in 1997, EDU
 and its directories have captured a significant share of the "educational
 shoppers" market by providing students a wealth of information in an easy-to-
 use directory format.
     EDU offers online co-branding partnerships allowing any Web site to
 incorporate generic versions of Gradschools.com and/or Studyabroad.com.  This
 no-revenue option allows partners to display EDU content without redirecting
 traffic from their sites, thus increasing page counts, stickiness, and
 sponsorship opportunities, as well as encouraging return visits.
 For more information on EDU, please contact Tony DeFazio or Amy Krasowski at
 610-642-8253 or amy@gregoryfca.com.
 
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