Help Desk has given us numerous real world opportunities to consult with businesses in our community. Last year, I attended the Burlington Chamber of Commerce meeting and was able to talk with close to a dozen small business owners. This year, I once again have the chance to work with real business. Most recently, I was able to consult with Xinteractive, LLC which is beta testing their new app “College Interactive.” This opportunity came as a result of our Director of Guidance, Mr. Auttubato, who was contacted by the marketing staff at College Interactive. They wanted to come to Help Desk to seek our input about their new app. At the consultation, I had a conversation with Stephen Feldman, the Chief Marketing Officer at College Interactive. We spoke about the marketing side of the app. I gave them ideas on everything from ambassador marketing to scholarship incentives for students. So what exactly does College Interactive do, and why should students use it?
An Interactive Opportunity
College Interactive is an app designed to help upperclassmen in high school find the right college. The app is comprehensive and useful. It eliminates hours of searching into a few minutes. It provides users with all the information they would want about hundreds of colleges at their finger tips. The unique thing about this app is that it facilitates conversations between college admissions representatives and students. It helps make the college search modern. If a college wants to talk to a user, they will get a notification on your device. You can choose to respond to these notifications and have meaningful conversations with college admission reps. The screenshots below show all the features the app can do.
What Does College Interactive Do?
The college search can be daunting. With thousands of colleges spread out through country finding the right college can be overwhelming. With access to every college in the northeast, and new colleges being added regularly, College Interactive makes the searching process simple. Once the app has enough of a user base, more and more features will be added.
Users can utilize the search features to find their dream college. Users can filter colleges based on different criteria. Once users finds their dream school, they can reach out to them using the private messaging system incorporated into the app. Once they are connected to the school, they can determine if they fit the colleges profile. Factors including test scores or GPA needed for admission are all in the app. This will help students determine whether the school is a right fit, reach, or safety.
During the initial consultation I spoke with them about the possibility of partnering up with my marketing firm, Double Eagle Marketing. I was interviewed a few weeks ago and have been hired as the Lead High School Ambassador. I am excited to be working for College Interactive. This was all thanks to Help Desk.