Virtual College Fair

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us This is a college recruiter from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke that participated in the first annual college fair in Teen Second Life this weekend on Eye4You Alliance Island. There were over 170 unique visitors and traffic equaled 10,000 (which has to do with the amount of time each avatar spent on the island). Teens got to interact and listen to presentations about technology, careers, and human potential by organizations such as independent publishers, NASA, Amazon.com, Linden Lab, teen entrepreneurs and more. Recruiters from colleges were able to visit with teens individually and answer questions. Teen Second Life is a great way (and can be free!) for teens to network and get information they can’t always get in the classroom or even the library.

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Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.