Z. Kelly Queijo

Z. Kelly Queijo

Z. Kelly Queijo is president of Smart College Visit, Inc., a higher ed marketing and college visit planning portal, which she founded in 2009. Kelly is passionate about mobile app development, especially when it comes to creating travel and location-based tools and services for colleges and universities. “Visit Virginia Tech,” a mobile campus guide and her company's first app, was released in 2011. SmartCollegeVisit.com has been listed in the Top 100 education advice blogs and as one of the top 5 college visit sites by her peers. Her popular weekly Twitter chat "CampusChat" provides education experts, parents, and students with a forum for insightful interaction. A Virginia Tech alumna, Kelly held the position of Undergraduate Admissions Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for Virginia Tech from 1993-2000. She is the former Director of i-Recruitment Services for Carnegie Communications and Internet Sales Manager for CollegeNET, both of which provide web-based services to college admission offices. An award-winning writer and marketing campaign developer, Kelly is the 2010 VT Knowledgeworks Entrepreneurship Summit award winner for best business concept.


The 411 on College Visit Holiday Travel

If your holiday family travel includes visiting a few colleges along the way, here are some travel tips to keep you safe and sane while on the road or in the air.read more

Seven Smart Phone Uses for College Visits

Bring your phone along when you visit campus, but remember to silence the ringer during the tour and info session. Instead of talking on the phone, try some of these features to enhance your campus visit experience.read more

College Tour Follow-up: Thanks for the Memory

Will sending a thank-you card following your campus visit get you into college? Probably not, but it will make you memorable.read more

Lights. Camera. College Audition!

The competitiveness of college admission takes on a whole new dimension when auditions become part of the process. If musical theatre or acting is the path you're heading down, then you may want to scope out the performance groups and facilities when you visit campus.read more

The Campus Visit Love Affair

"I just fell in love with the campus!" That type of statement sets the bar pretty high for your college visit experience and the expectation that you will fall in love with campus immediately is one that, more often than not, is unrealistic.read more

What to Ask If You're Undecided

It's important to explore the "undecided major" the same way you would English, engineering, animal science, or any other specific degree program by asking questions while on your college visit.read more

Roadmapping Your College Visit

Hitting the road to visit colleges? Forget the folded maps.read more

Why You Should Create a Special Campus Visit Email Account

Keep all of your campus visit information in one place for the whole family.read more