Automation simply means that students register online, create a profile and print a barcode to bring to the fair. The barcode is then presented to the colleges of their choice at the fair. College recruiters can quickly collect their information by using a scanning device. No need for students to complete prospect cards at every single college table.
Students will visit the www.gotocollegefairs.com website to register for a fair, upon registering, they will receive a barcode. This barcode contains all of the information they provided during registration.
Institutions attending the fair will have an option to rent a scanner.
Upon meeting with a student, the rep from the institution can scan the bar code and store the information for appropriate follow up.
Onsite registration can be used as a safety net for those students who may have forgotten to register prior to attending the fair. While all sites may not be able to offer onsite registration, it is highly recommended if you have the ability to do so.
Involves the set up of a few computers/printers for students to register onsite.
Site Coordinators can direct students to computer labs or have computers/printers set up at registration tables.
Also for students who may have forgotten to register prior to the event, site coordinators can use a QR code poster (found on www.gotocollegefairs.com on the Association Resources Page) that you can print out and use to promote mobile registration at your event. This QR code will guide students to our website for onsite registration on their mobile devices. While students have the ability to register and present barcodes on their mobile devices, we always encourage students to print out paper barcodes as not all colleges will be equipped with scanners that can scan barcodes off of mobile devices.