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The Big Virtual
College Admissions Fair
March 13th, 2018
10am - 6pm EST
Set them on the path
to success...
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About the Event
Choosing a college just got easier
The Big Virtual - College Admissions Fair is a national online event for high school juniors and seniors where hundreds of colleges converge to present their school. In this virtual setting, students can learn about and interact with these colleges via voice and text chat and live video streaming using just their smartphone. As you know all too well, there is a heavy burden and much confusion on the side of both the students and parents during the college discovery process. You can easily help clarify the situation and offer relief by registering your school with this comprehensive and time saving FREE event. Just follow the Prepare steps below and set them on the path to success... Oh, and don’t worry, we know you're very busy so we do most of the work!

To learn more, please don't hesitate to contact an eCareerFairs representative @ 781-795-1350 ext: 205
Why a virtual college fair?
It's just better...
A Quick Tour

Take a look at the simple and intuitive eCareerFairs platform below designed specifically to facilitate efficient communications between students and their favorite colleges. The modern platform supports both desktop and mobile browsers with no apps or programs to install.

Event Lobby Page
In the Event Lobby, students can search and view each college. Featured and favorite schools are listed first. College specific video tours, brochures, and other media is available on each booth tile.
College Videos and other Documents
From the Event Lobby and within the booth, students can view all materials posted by the college.
College Booth Page
Within the College Booth, students can watch a live stream presenter and ask questions in a many-to-one format. They can get in multiple queues to chat with department specific reps.
Conversation Page
On the Conversation page, students and college reps speak one-on-one in a timed chat. All conversations can be rated and saved for later review.
Attending Colleges
We're working hard to ensure your dream college attends
Below is a brief list of colleges and universities that participated in the prior September 25th 2017 event. We will be updating this list with March 13th attending colleges and universities as the event approaches. It is our goal to have over 200 top colleges and universities around the country participating in the event.
Colleges and Universities Attending (updated daily)
TBV-CollegeFair-Sept25th-ParticipatingCollegeList.pdf (340kb)
Brief List of Previously Attended Colleges and Universities
Penn State - World Campus
State College, PA | Undergrads: 7,242
Cal State University - Fullerton
Fullerton, CA | Undergrads: 33,144
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI | Undergrads: 17,951
Aquinas State University
Grand Rapids, MI | Undergrads: 1,920
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA | Undergrads: 40,742
Pensacola State College
Pensacola, FL | Undergrads: 9,469
Cal State University - Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA | Undergrads: 6,648
SUNY - Canton
Canton, NY | Undergrads: 3,294
Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX | Undergrads: 7,177
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC | Undergrads: 16,290
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR | Undergrads: 9,592
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH | Undergrads: 201
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY | Undergrads: 11,745
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR | Undergrads: 11,191
Barclay College
Haviland, KS | Undergrads: 236
Benedict College
Columbia, SC | Undergrads: 2,465
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN | Undergrads: 1,752
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC | Undergrads: 20,198
Chico State University
Chico, CA | Undergrads: 16,471
CFCE - University of Georgia
Athens, GA | Undergrads: 27,547
Colorado State University - Engineering
Binghamton, NY | Undergrads: 581
Colorado State University - Pueblo
Cincinnati, OH | Undergrads: 5,006
Elms College
Chicopee, MA | Undergrads: 1,022
Kettering University
Flint, MI | Undergrads: 1,841
Lasell College
Auburndale, MA | Undergrads: 1,815
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, MI | Undergrads: 2,134
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY | Undergrads: 5,576
Multnomah University
Portland, OR | Undergrads: 407
Ohio Valley University
Vienna, WV| Undergrads: 418
Patrick Henry College
Purcellville, VA | Undergrads: 304
Southern Wesleyan University
Central, SC | Undergrads: 1,323
Taylor University
Upland, IN | Undergrads: 2,126
University of Arkansas College of Engineering
Fayetteville, AR | Undergrads: 3,335
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, KY | Undergrads: 752
University of Mississippi
University, MS | Undergrads: 18,785
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL | Undergrads: 11,524
University of Tampa
Tampa, FL | Undergrads: 7,079
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI | Undergrads: 12,702
Westfield State University
Westfield, MA | Undergrads: 5,636
Participating High Schools
950+ Schools Across The Nation Attended

During our September 25th event, there were over 950 high schools participating with nearly 10,000 registered students attending the booths of more than 130 colleges and universities across the nation. In addition, there were over 20,000 booth visits and 4500 conversations with college representatives. We are working very hard to ensure an even larger show of high school students and colleges in the upcoming March 13th event.

Complete List w/High School Names Download (updated daily)
TBV-CollegeAdmissionsFair-Sept25th-HighSchoolList.pdf (530kb)
Previously Registered High Schools by State (September 25th event)
State
AK
AL
AR
AZ
CA
CO
CT
DC
DE
FL
GA
HI
IA
ID
IL
IN
KS
Schools
7
27
5
22
78
20
22
2
2
34
39
1
13
10
36
22
9
Enrollment
2927
18660
2922
23948
97432
16007
11617
708
1622
34340
50218
569
5093
5058
33162
15880
4068
State
KY
LA
MA
MD
ME
MI
MN
MO
MS
MT
NC
ND
NE
NH
NJ
NM
NY
Schools
11
17
20
9
10
15
10
35
15
6
31
2
6
3
29
8
32
Enrollment
9791
14390
15536
6081
4010
11654
6113
21799
8458
972
20724
181
903
2589
25636
4964
23781
State
NV
OH
OK
OR
PA
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VA
VT
WA
WI
WV
WY
Schools
4
40
16
9
26
5
14
4
26
75
8
25
3
16
9
5
1
Enrollment
1018
24920
4992
4248
29926
5824
16521
2039
19103
74030
4788
22185
1378
17289
4191
4116
787
Registered High School List (abbreviated)
Aliceville High School
Aliceville, AL | Enrollment: 289
Decatur High School
Decatur, AL | Enrollment: 936
Huffman High School
Birmingham, AL | Enrollment: 1313
Sulligent High School
Sulligent, AL | Enrollment: 807
Mat-su Central School
Wasilla, AK | Enrollment: 807
Ridgefield Christian School
Jonesboro, AR | Enrollment: 296
more schools
Williams High School
Williams, AZ | Enrollment: 213
Aspire Pacific Academy
Oakland, CA | Enrollment: 457
San Marcos High School
San Marcos, CA | Enrollment: 2776
Grand River Academy
Grand Junction, CO | Enrollment: 195
New Haven Academy
New Haven, CT | Enrollment: 250
Academy of Aerospace And Engineering
Windsor, CT | Enrollment: 636
Booker High School
Sarasota, FL | Enrollment: 1087
Florida Southwestern Collegiate High
Ft Myers, FL | Enrollment: 372
Marietta High School
Marietta, GA | Enrollment: 2061
Thornton Fractnl No High School
Calumet City, IL | Enrollment: 1567
West Aurora High School
Aurora, IL | Enrollment: 3678
Harris-lake Park High School
Lake Park, IA | Enrollment: 180
Academy of Health Sciences
Largo, MD | Enrollment: 397
Century High School
Sykesville, MD | Enrollment: 1124
Randolph High School
Randolph, MA | Enrollment: 707
Salem High School
Salem, MA | Enrollment: 1016
Eldon High School
Eldon, MO | Enrollment: 583
Asbury Park High School
Asbury Park, NJ | Enrollment: 356
Mainland Regional High School
Linwood, NJ | Enrollment: 1356
Granville Central High School
Stem, NC | Enrollment: 569
Milton-union High School
West Milton, OH | Enrollment: 406
Fort Gibson High School
Fort Gibson, OK | Enrollment: 180
21st Century Cyber Cs
Downingtown, PA | Enrollment: 845
William Allen High School
Allentown, PA | Enrollment: 2536
Lakewood High School
Sumter, SC | Enrollment: 1232
Lancaster High School
Lancaster, SC | Enrollment: 1374
Scotts Branch High School
Summerton, SC | Enrollment: 193
Hamilton High School
Memphis, TN | Enrollment: 725
John F Kennedy High School
San Antonio, TX | Enrollment: 1356
Woodside High School
Newport News, VA | Enrollment: 2054
Gig Harbor High School
Gig Harbor, WA | Enrollment: 1741
Greenbrier East High School
Lewisburg, WV | Enrollment: 1159
Stockbridge High School
Milledgeville, WI | Enrollment: 61
Georgia Military College Prep
Milledgeville, GA | Enrollment: 80
Great Plains Technology Center
Lawton, OK | Enrollment: 1192
Mount St Mary Catholic High
Oklahoma City, OK | Enrollment: 400
Ridgewood Prep
Metairie, LA | Enrollment: 270
Clearwater Central Catholic
Clearwater, FL | Enrollment: 300
Tapestry Public Charter School
Atlanta, GA | Enrollment: 150
Pleasanton High School
Pleasanton, NE | Enrollment: 109
Padua Franciscan High School
Parma, OH | Enrollment: 800
Bloomington Christian School
Bloomington, CA | Enrollment: 541
North High
Torrance, CA | Enrollment: 2100
Sierra High School
Colorado Springs, CO | Enrollment: 853
Atlantic High School
Port Orange, FL | Enrollment: 1300
East Jackson Comprehensive High
Commerce, GA | Enrollment: 990
Kenwood Academy High
Chicago, IL | Enrollment: 1749
Michigan Connections Academy
Okemos, MI | Enrollment: 1691
Northwest High School
Clarksville, TN | Enrollment: 1185
MaCarthur High School
Irving, TX | Enrollment: 2759
Technology Preparatory Academy
San Fernando, CA | Enrollment: 320
Coastal Academy High School
Oceanside, CA | Enrollment: 4300
North East Carolina Prep School
Tarboro, NC | Enrollment: 400
Golda Meir School
Milwaukee, WI | Enrollment: 600
Mohave High School
Bullhead City, AZ | Enrollment: 1249
Filer High School
Filer, ID | Enrollment: 461
Ripley High School
Ripley, MS | Enrollment: 493
Crawford High School
Crawford, NE | Enrollment: 107
Saint Clair Co High School
Odenville, AL | Enrollment: 581
Academy of Scientific Exploration
San Fernando, CA | Enrollment: 474
Victory Early College H S
Houston, TX | Enrollment: 470
Saint Dominic Academy
Auburn, ME | Enrollment: 575
Keith McCarthy Academy
Lake Elsinore, CA | Enrollment: 180
Wewahitchka High School
Wewahitchka, FL | Enrollment: 396
Manchester High School
Manchester, GA | Enrollment: 479
Southmont Sr High School
Crawfordsville, IN | Enrollment: 519
Harris-lake Park High School
Oskaloosa, AI | Enrollment: 733
The Sagemont School
Weston, FL | Enrollment: 789
Roosevelt High School
Johnstown, CO | Enrollment: 892
Oak Hill High School
Hineston, LA | Enrollment: 808
Dell City School
Dell City, TX | Enrollment: 73
United High School
Laredo, TX | Enrollment: 4157
Pope John Paul II High School
Boca Raton, FL | Enrollment: 524
Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy
Baton Rouge, LA | Enrollment: 1900
Wilcox Central High School
Camden, AL | Enrollment: 609
Georgia Cyber Academy
Atlanta, GA | Enrollment: 13659
West Rowan High School
Mount Ulla, NC | Enrollment: 1089
Scotts Branch High School
Summerville, SC | Enrollment: 2901
Inclusive Learning Academy
Butler, NJ | Enrollment: 38
Bridgeport Military Academy
Bridgeport, CT | Enrollment: 233
Decatur Central High School
Indianapolis, IN | Enrollment: 1690
New Mexico School for the Arts
Santa Fe, NM | Enrollment: 196
Berkmar High School
Lilburn, GA | Enrollment: 3439
Mescalero Apache School
Mescalero, NM | Enrollment: 215
Paul W Bryant High School
Cottondale, AL | Enrollment: 872
Washingtonville Senior High School
Washingtonville, NY | Enrollment: 1411
Texas Virtual Academy
Lewisville, TX | Enrollment: 6477
Summit Academy Transition High
Columbus, OH | Enrollment: 198
Delta Charter High School
Tracy, CA | Enrollment: 512
Rimrock Jr-sr High School
Bruneau, ID | Enrollment: 133
Woodlawn High School
Baton Rouge, LA | Enrollment: 1290
Burlington Township High School
Burlington, NJ | Enrollment: 1297
Newark Senior High School
Newark, NY | Enrollment: 643
East Rowan High
Salisbury, NC | Enrollment: 1110
Southern Lehigh High School
Center Valley, PA | Enrollment: 1045
MT. Hope High School
Bristol, RI | Enrollment: 1100
Basha High School
Chandler, AZ | Enrollment: 2646
Nogales High School
Nogales, AZ | Enrollment: 1755
Clarendon High School
Clarendon, AR | Enrollment: 263
Montgomery Senior High
San Diego, CA | Enrollment: 1723
Options For Youth San Gabriel
Pasadena, CA | Enrollment: 1030
Options For Youth San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA | Enrollment: 507
Ponderosa High School
Flagstaff, AZ | Enrollment: 68
Mt Olive High School
Mount Olive, IL | Enrollment: 171
Charles City High School
Charles City, IA | Enrollment: 478
Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood, MO | Enrollment: 2208
Greene Co High School
Eutaw, AL | Enrollment: 393
Mountain Ridge High School
Glendale, AZ | Enrollment: 2206
Sequoia Choice School
Mesa, AZ | Enrollment: 627
Tucson Magnet High School
Tucson, AZ | Enrollment: 3311
Mission Oak High School
Tulare, CA | Enrollment: 1494
Options For Youth Victorville Charter
Pasadena, CA | Enrollment: 2373
Rocklin Independent Charter Academy
Rocklin, CA | Enrollment: 119
Central School
Milton, FL | Enrollment: 556
Chattahoochee County High School
Cusseta, GA | Enrollment: 463
Georgia Connections Academy
Duluth, GA | Enrollment: 3859
Mcintosh Academy
Darien, GA | Enrollment: 472
Morris Innovative High School
Dalton, GA | Enrollment: 260
Redan High School
Stone Mountain, GA | Enrollment: 1107
Calumet New Tech High School
Gary, IN | Enrollment: 663
Oakland High School
Lafayette, IN | Enrollment: 55
Lincoln County High School
Stanford, KY | Enrollment: 1062
Watkins Mill High
Gaithersburg, MD | Enrollment: 1494
John Glenn High School
Westland, MI | Enrollment: 1840
Logan View High School
Hooper, NE | Enrollment: 248
Chester Academy High School
Chester, NY | Enrollment: 556
Groveport Madison High School
Groveport, OH | Enrollment: 1377
Southmoreland S High School
Alverton, PA | Enrollment: 602
Rockwall Heath High School
Heath, TX | Enrollment: 2200
Culpeper County High School
Culpeper, VA | Enrollment: 1122
Riverton High School
Riverton, WY | Enrollment: 787
Summerfield Waldorf School
Santa Rosa, CA | Enrollment: 398
Saint Ursula Academy
Cincinnati, OH | Enrollment: 574
Christian Brothers College H S
Saint Louis, MO | Enrollment: 960
First Baptist Academy
Universal City, TX | Enrollment: 467
Lake Taylor High School
Norfolk, VA | Enrollment: 1208
Western School of Sci and Tech
Phoenix, AZ | Enrollment: 245
Everman Academy High School
Fort Worth, TX | Enrollment: 39
Citrus Park Christian School
Tampa, FL | Enrollment: 290
Union High School
Nampa, ID | Enrollment: 210
The Big Virtual Partners:
Prepare for the Event
Follow these steps to ensure your students get the most out of the event
Click the steps below
1
Register Your School
When: right away...
By registering your high school for the free event eCareerFairs will:
Distribute important helpful tips, event updates, and reminders to you prior to the fair
Provide you with access to a list of your high school students and parents that have registered for the event
Assign you an eCareerFairs account rep that can assist you with any questions you may have
2
Notify Students and Parents
When: right away...
Reach out to students and parents and advise them of the event. Getting students to register for the event requires multiple interactions. Each recommended action is listed below. It is very important that you perform the interactions listed, or risk having a low registration rate.
Email the students and parents a registration notice. Here’s a sample you can use (feel free to modify this to suite your needs):
SUBJECT: Register for The Big Virtual - College Admissions Fair - March 13th

Dear student,

On March 13th, <your school name> is facilitating an online college fair called The Big Virtual - College Admissions Fair at the school. We’re expecting several hundred colleges to attend and strongly recommend you participate in the event. Chances are your dream school will be present at the fair.

At the virtual fair you will interact with department heads of your favorite college using tools you’re familiar with such as live streaming, text, and video chat. You can learn the details and register for the event by visiting https://CollegeFair.TheBigVirtual.com/Register.

Those registered for the event will be excused from class for 1 hour on the above date and time and will report to the <facility> at that time. You'll be provided with a computer, or you can use your mobile device to participate at the fair (bring your headphones). We also encourage that parents attend the event alongside you to help in asking questions. We will have staff available during the fair to help you regarding signing in to and navigating the event in addition to the live chat help you can receive once online.

If you plan to attend, please register right away, and good luck in your college search!
Repeatedly notify juniors and seniors about the event during normal morning announcements
Post a flyer advertising the event in strategic spots around the school (download flyer)
Visit students in their home-rooms, class assemblies, study-halls, cafeteria, etc and ask the group to use their mobile devices to register. You can walk them through the quick registration process (the URL is: https://CollegeFair.TheBigVirtual.com/Register). This just takes a minute. This is a VERY effective way to get students to register in large groups.
Another sure way to get the students to register is to gather them in an area with their mobile devices and walk them through the steps. eCareerFairs has developed a simple Student Preparation Guide slideshow that you can use. Press the Full Screen button in the Google Slides bar below to view the slideshow maximized. If you'd like to modify it to better suite your needs, click here to download the pptx file.
Be sure to post the event on your high school website, Naviance, Google Classroom, Facebook page (click the link to share), Twitter account, etc. Below is an image you can use for your school website and elsewhere (to download, right-click on it and choose "save image as"). The image link URL should be https://CollegeFair.TheBigVirtual.com/register
3
Determine the Venue
When: right away...
Determine the venue and notify the facility manager of the event date and time.
Identify a suitable venue to make available for the event. This can be the school computer lab, library, cafeteria, gym, auditorium, study hall, or other available venue. The location will be needed for 3-5 hours - the length of the event.
Students may need a computer browser (Chrome preferred) outfitted with a webcam and microphone to get the best experience
The students should be excused from class to participate in the event and typically need about 1 hour of time to participate
Consider a staggered participation schedule (ie: by alphabetical groups) for the students for a more manageable flow of traffic
Parents should be notified of the event and be allowed to participate alongside their student if desired
Note that all registered student activity is tracked and can be evaluated during and after the event. Notifying the student of this will encourage them to participate and dissuade them from wasting time
4
Review the Schools Reminder
When: a month prior to the event...
Remind students and parents to review the attending schools and advise them to mark their favorites (eCareerFairs will be sending registered students a similar message)
Here’s some content for an email you could send out to the students (cc the parents):
SUBJECT: Virtual College Fair Approaching - Review the Schools!

Dear student,

As a quick reminder, The Big Virtual College Admissions Fair is fast approaching (March 13th)!

Be prepared by following the steps described on The Big Virtual landing page here (specifically, Steps 2 & 3 under the Prepare section):

https://CollegeFair.TheBigVirtual.com/register

Basically, you should be building your list of colleges you’d like to visit during the event and forming questions to ask the representatives of those schools.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
5
Attend the Event Reminder
When: a day prior...
Notify all participating students and parents of the event time and place it will be facilitated (eCareerFairs will also send an email reminder)
SUBJECT: Virtual College Fair - Tomorrow! - Be Prepared

Dear student,

The virtual college fair is tomorrow! It will be held in <facility>. You will be excused from class for 1 hour based on the following schedule. Students will be excused alphabetically by last name, where the first group is A-I for the first hour (10am), J-R for the 2nd hour (11am), and S-Z for the 3rd hour (12pm). Be sure to bring your mobile device and headphones - you will need them when communicating with college representatives. Also, be sure to bring your list of schools you want to visit and any questions you’ve developed for each school. Parents are encouraged to come and participate with you.

School staff, and I will be available during the event for any questions you may have. The host of the event, eCareerFairs, will also be available online to assist with any technical questions about using the platform you may have along the way.

See you tomorrow and Good Luck!
Students can use a computer browser, or mobile device to participate (computer browser Chrome is preferred)
Students should bring headphones when using a mobile device for privacy while participating in the event
6
Attend the Event
When: event day...
eCareerFairs suggests that students be called to the venue in groups (ie: alphabetically by last name, A-I 1st hr, J-R 2nd hr, S-Z 3rd hr)
Monitor students to be sure they are signed in and participating in the event
Students should be wearing headphones for privacy
Periodically ask if they need any help
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