Please note: This press release template has been shared with other SOC partners, so be sure to customize it to make it your own. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Suggestion: Send your customized press release to local, regional, and education-specific media outlet(s) along with one or two high-quality photos (e.g., a student at your school using the platform).
Write a headline that includes the name of your institution and Student Opportunity Center (SOC). Phrases you could use include: partners with; teams up with; launches Student Opportunity Center (SOC); experiential learning platform; honors and undergraduate research opportunities; etc.
City, State. – Month XX, YYYY – <Institution Name> today announced it has partnered with Student Opportunity Center (SOC), a higher-ed tech company that provides students with online access to the nation's largest database of experiential learning opportunities and High-Impact Practices (HIPs) for undergraduate students. SOC is partnered with over 200 campuses nationwide and is expanding rapidly.
<”Insert a quote here about why you chose to partner with SOC to scale experiential learning participation,” said name, title, college. “Comment here on how SOC fits your overall academic, experiential and High-Impact Practices goals.”>
<Add more detailed information here about how your institution will help students bolster their academic and career-building goals by offering free access to SOC <all/honors/UR/etc> students.
<Add a quote from a student/faculty member at your college, said Name, who is <Title> in the <Discipline> department and <Title> of the <program>.
<Please feel free to use our CEO's quote (below) in your press release (or any other marketing materials). If you’d like us to customize this quote for your school, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org>
“We are thrilled to work with <Institute> to create a vibrant, experiential learning culture where students will not only have access to information about thousands of on-campus, off-campus, and virtual opportunities, but also will be able to gain meaningful experiences by participating in real-world opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom and virtually,” said Chris Freire, CEO and Co-founder of SOC. “Our goal is to make it easy for students to find experiential opportunities around the country, and to make the process of collecting participation data easier for administrators.”
Through SOC, students can find thousands of student conferences, publications/journals, internships, co-op's, and research & funding opportunities—all in one centralized place tailored to their own interests and goals. Not only that, but faculty can upload and share opportunities with their students (internships, conferences, or an opening in their lab, for example). Administrators can also streamline the organization of information, share opportunities with students and colleagues, and use SOC’s in-depth analytics system to track and uncover student outcomes.
SOC helps increase Honors and Undergraduate Research program visibility around campus, enables students to find more opportunities, streamlines office activities, and saves the institution time and money on outcome assessment and reporting. More information is available at www.studentopportunitycenter.com.
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Student Opportunity Center
Direct: (850) 572-1416