CampusChat on SmartCollegeVisit

Two VT KnowledgeWorks member companies – Michael Rihani of Koofers and Z. Kelly Queijo of SmartCollegeVisit – will take part in CampusChat on Twitter, Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 9 PM ET.  Here's more on Koofers on #CampusChat May 19, 2010.

Here's more on CampusChat from Z. Kelly Queijo:

The first Twitter chat I ever attended was in the spring of 2009 and it was #blogchat, hosted by @MackCollier. The experience hooked me on the idea that an open, no-barriers-to-entry, free-for-all forum where people could easily share ideas and converse was borderline intoxicating. Before I established my company or created the web site known as SmartCollegeVisit, I wanted to host a Twitter chat and I wanted it to be about college admissions and higher education.

I imagined parents sharing their experiences as moms and dads of the college-bound with the lessons they learned from their college visits and, along with that, college-prep tips from admissions counselors and other professionals. People, from all stages of college life sharing with each other – how wonderful would that be?

But, it took 6 months to get to the point where I felt like I could truly give it a go. I needed an audience. Traffic to the web site and a strong following on Twitter, plus the interviews with parents and college admissions officers, had to all come together and show there was a foundation to reach out to the Twitter universe and invite them to join the conversation. It's happening now.

#CampusChat opened in May 2010. The participating audience is small and growing, but more importantly, the advice and information they've shared has been tops in quality. We're all always learning. If not, then what's the point of anything?

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Here's part of the story of CampusChat, told in multiple voices:

First CampusChat: Parents talk about the college decision-making process for them and their children, 5/5/10

Second CampusChat: College Admissions – The When and How It Begins, 5/12/10

Third CampusChat: Michael Rihani, CSO & Co-Founder of Koofers: Tools for academic success, 5/19/10

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Twitter Chat Horse Race: Which Tool Kicks Apps?, Flack's Revenge, Robert Geller, 5/12/10

Battle of the Twitter Apps, Social Fluency, Robert Geller, 5/11/10

Twitter Chat Enables Virtual Town Hall Meetings and Round Table Events, Flack's Revenge, Robert Geller, 5/6/10 

Twitter Chat, The New Town Hall Meeting, Social Fluency, Robert Geller, 5/6/10

Tweet Chats Aren't Just for Kids, Online Content Producers, 5/5/10

Twitter Chat About College Process Tonight at 9 PM, Flack's Revenge, Robert Geller, 5/5/10

CampusChat: The 5 Ws: Everything you need to know about #CampusChat, 5/5/10

CampusChat on Twitter, SmartCollegeVisit, 4/30/10

3 Easy Ways to Keep in Step with a Twitter Chat, Handshake 2.0, Z. Kelly Queijo,

An Interview with Mack Collier, Founder of Blogchat, Handshake 2.0, Z. Kelly Queijo, 4/27/10

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VT KnowledgeWorks member company Smart College Visit, Inc. is the recent first place winner of the Open Business Concept Competition at the second annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit.

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