US College Expo works with start-up to connect students
The annual PREPSKILLS US College Expo will come with a twist this year – attendees can chat with a current Canadian student enrolled in the US, who will be able to answer their questions and provide reassurance.
The new technology is the result of a partnership between leading US Admissions and SAT provider PREPSKILLS, and EdTech start-up Unibuddy.
Students can connect and chat with U.S. college representatives and experts to understand all aspects of the US Admissions process, from selection, application, financing and student athlete considerations.
It adds a personal touch to the standard brochures and videos at in-person and virtual fairs.
“We know that there’s a lot of uncertainty about studying overseas right now,” says Diego Fanara, CEO at Unibuddy. “Canadian students are looking for information and reassurance about their plans to study in the US and our partnership with PREPSKILLS will enable us to provide that support during the US College Expo.”
Joanna Severino is the Founder & President of PREPSKILLS and the US College Expo. She says, “Now more than ever, in a world of physical distancing and disconnection, connection is needed. The partnership with Unibuddy supports Prepskills in connecting students and families with schools of their choice and with student ambassadors for peer-to-peer connections.
“After working with thousands and thousands of students and families, we know the power of lived experience – students sharing their stories and academic journeys will help Canadian students in finding their future”.
About Unibuddy: Unibuddy works with 300 universities and colleges worldwide. The Unibuddy platform connects prospective students who are considering where to study, with current students who have made the journey before. Unibuddy also works with colleges and universities on virtual events, such as Open Houses.
About PREPSKILLS: PREPSKILLS® is the premier SSAT and SSAT preparation provider in Canada for students seeking admission to private or independent schools as well as U.S. colleges and universities. PREPSKILLS® provides end to end services including consulting, events, test prep and EQ skill-development classes.
Prepskills works to help give students the tools needed to successfully navigate admissions tests, navigate educational transitions and find their future. Prepskills supports students by helping them explore educational options and find the right social, emotional, and academic fit school. Prepskills coordinates and organizes the US College Expo in Canada.