VT KnowledgeWorks Member Company Smart College Visit Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Congratulations to Z. Kelly Queijo, founder of Smart College Visit, Inc., a VT KnowledgeWorks member company!  This post, SmartCollege Visit Turns One, originally appeared on SmartCollegeVisit.com.

One year ago today, SmartCollegeVisit.com launched as a blog focused on providing information and resources related to college visit planning for college-bound teen and their families. In the course of one year, we published 307 articles, launched three new series and one Twitter chat, and extended our social network to close to 1,000 friends and followers. 

SmartCollegeVisit Day 1: November 9, 2009  


In Year Two of SmartCollegeVisit, we will continue to publish quality content on topics related to choosing and visiting colleges and universities with insights into the college admission process, along with stories for and from students and parents traveling the road to college. 

We'll have a new look, new features, and new services for moms and dads who plan with their teens to tour colleges. Our new suite of services extends to colleges and universities, too. From mobile app development to featured promotions of smart places to visit while on campus, we're excited about what Year Two will bring! Testing of the new site is underway and since we can barely stand the waiting, we wanted to give our readers a sneak preview of the new look:

SmartCollegeVisit: New Look – Coming Soon!


Highlights of Year One

Published two series focused on unique opportunities on college campuses:

Had fun creating eclectic lists of where notables attended college: 

Launched weekly Twitter chat to bring teens, parents, college students, and professionals together to engage in conversation and learning about timely topics related to college and higher education.

  • #CampusChat meets Wednesdays on Twitter at 9PM, Eastern

Made the lists of others:

And, won an award:

First Place in the Open Concept Business Competition at the 2nd annual VTKnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit, April 2010

To see what happens next, subscribe to our newsletter. Year Two is going to be even better!

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Anyone with questions about SmartCollegeVisit is invited to contact me. We're signing up colleges and universities to be part of our beta group. Contact me today to learn more!


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