MCLEAN, Va., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Military.com and CollegeWeekLive announced today they are joining forces to host a virtual college fair for service members and veterans on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 and are calling on colleges and universities to sign up to participate.
The event will feature non-profit educational institutions that offer both on-campus and online degree programs for those who want to use their military and veteran education benefits to further their education. The program will include live sessions with admissions representatives and expert advice on how to make the most of military and veteran education benefits. Guest speakers will offer advice and information on the unique experience military members have when transitioning from the service to getting their degrees.
Greg Smith, President of Military.com and retired Navy admiral said, "We worked closely with CollegeWeekLive to design an online event that best serves the needs of our military members and veterans. This program will give them unique access to colleges and universities all over the country who are eager to have them as students."
Unlike traditional students who often tour colleges before deciding on their institution of study, military members on active duty and veterans may not have the ability to visit these institutions in person. This event allows participants the chance to talk with admissions counselors to get a sense of what campus life will be like, and receive answers to their questions about financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to them.
"CollegeWeekLive's platform combined with Military.com's service member reach will change the way our military finds education opportunities," said Sumant Mauskar, President of CollegeWeekLive. "We are pleased to form this relationship to increase service members' access to universities around the country."
CollegeWeekLive helps students with their college search. One in three college-bound students use the site to help navigate the college admissions process and find the best college match. Founded in 2007, CollegeWeekLive enables students to live chat with admissions representatives and students from hundreds of U.S. universities and to watch presentations from education experts on topics such as mastering the SATs/ACTs, writing a standout college essay, choosing a college, and more.
According to Military OneSource's 2014 Military Demographics report, 99.1 percent of active duty enlisted personnel have a high school diploma, and 6.1 percent have a college degree; 82 percent of officers in the military have a college degree, with 41.5 percent also possessing an advanced degree.
Colleges and universities interested in participating should email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Military.com is the nation's largest military and veteran online news and membership organization serving active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. Military.com enables Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected for life. Military.com is a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. More information is available at www.military.com.
CollegeWeekLive is the leading channel where students and colleges chat online. More than one million students from 192 countries rely on CollegeWeekLive to help navigate college admissions. This live channel enables students to have unscripted conversations with college students and admissions counselors from hundreds of colleges and universities. Students, parents, and counselors visit CollegeWeekLive to engage directly with universities at every stage of the enrollment process. For more information, please visit www.collegeweeklive.com.
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