Friday, May 30, 2008

Fresh New Web Site at ConnectEDU

May 30, 2008- If you hadn’t noticed already this week, our corporate web site has been given a facelift. As I am sure you will appreciate, the new Web 2.0 design and functionality clearly moves us forward and allows us to provide timely, easy to access information on ConnectEdu services while also having some fun and looking sharp in the process.

With the launch of this new site, I am excited for a few reasons-

  • Our partners voices are heard -the folks we serve (i.e. students, high school counselors, admissions officers, transfer advisors, employers) tell the story about what Connect! can do


  • Our success stories are growing - success stories continue to multiply as the network grows (i.e. check out that ticker on the home page) and our partners at the high school, college and community college levels work together to help improve the college admissions process for students and their families


Whether you are a college bound student, a high school counselor, a college admissions officer, or a human resources director, our new site will get you started learning about ConnectEdu. You will continue to find valuable resources and tools about our services which will help make your life easier. We will also be introducing more interactive features along the way that let you get involved as we collaborate to make the college and career transition process more efficient. I encourage you to check out the site (www.connectedu.net). If you have suggestions for us as we move forward further developing the new site, don’t hesitate to email us at info@connectedu.net.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Students Go Green


May 12, 2008- Today, we launched the greenest version of Connect! to date, to expand upon our eco-friendly web solutions. Along with our students, we are committed to building GREENER ADMISSIONS.

GreenConnect! has been released in conjunction with the launch of StudentsPlantTheSeed.com, a resource for students interested in taking action to encourage GREENER ADMISSIONS. Connect!’s new greener admissions rating system lets students know which colleges are converting to paperless admissions and which have yet to join the network. A link to StudentsPlantTheSeed.com lets students tell colleges they want them to convert.

Although Connect! is a secure member-based network, StudentsPlantTheSeed.com is a public site available to all students who want to encourage paperless admissions. Students not yet integrated with Connect! can petition their high school administrators to get Connect! at no charge. With Connect!, they get a comprehensive curriculum, college and career planning solution… all online. When they want to learn about colleges, they do it electronically. When they want to apply, they do it electronically. It’s the first step in eliminating the quarter billion pieces of paper processed in college admissions each year.

To celebrate the 1,000 high schools that have gone green over the past two years by implementing Connect!, ConnectEdu is replacing 1,000 trees. Our donation to The Nature Conservancy will continue to grow as our network grows. When a high school or college joins the Connect! National Network™, based on a student request through StudentsPlantTheSeed.com, we will make a donation to plant a seed. Join us in changing the way students approach college admissions.