We here at StudentUniverse understand the importance of the travel abroad experience, but we also understand the cost of traveling can make students hesitate. To alleviate this expense, StudentUniverse is giving away a $1,000 scholarship to anyone planning international travel this Summer or Fall! Tell us why you think it’s important for students to experience travel or a semester abroad, along with a few other brief responses and you will be entered for this exclusive opportunity. Don’t let money be the reason you miss out on an adventure of a lifetime. Enter now!
It’s May and students are getting ready to graduate. Our members enjoy better terms and prices while they’re in college, but what about life after graduation? After years of tuition, fees, rent and books most would agree that graduates also need a break. There’s good news! Our travel discounts are good for anyone 18-25, so chances are you can still take advantage of our deals even after you’ve graduated. You’ll be able to save on hotels, tours, flights and more.
Congratulations and happy job-hunting!
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We are pleased to announce our new partnership with the Canadian based airline WestJet. The carrier was founded in 1996 by a group of people who believed that just because you pay less for your flight, doesn’t mean you should get less – in other words; our kind of partner. Now students can book affordable flights to and from Canada.
WestJet has great service to more than 80 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. “We continue to add strategic partners and we like WestJet’s vision. This is great news for students” said Renaud Cyr, VP of Airline Product at StudentUniverse.
Student travel is alive and well! 2013 is off to a good start and we’ve broken several records so far this year. Having been in this business for more than a decade there’s one marketing-metric that we keep a close eye on; new members. It’s pretty simple really – when students like our service, they tell their friends. So, we’re psyched to report that April, 2013 was our best month ever for new members.
Why and how? Well, without sharing too much here we’re seeing record breaking traffic numbers (up ~50% year over year) and great results from partner-marketing as well. Our partners understand the value of price differentiation and the future value of our audience. With demand for international travel returning to healthier levels we’re seeing growth in demand for our services.
That’s all. A little bragging, but hey, it’s fun when hard work pays off.
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The leading student deals provider has announced the promotion of Chad Mooney to Chief Operating Officer. Chad has worked at StudentUniverse for more than a decade and has held various positions. Most recently Chad was overseeing all things web, as the VP of Website Operations.
“We are pleased to announce the promotion and very fortunate to have team members like Chad. He brings a wealth of experience to his new role and we look forward to working closely with him as we continue to grow our business” said Atle Skalleberg, CEO
Chad grew up in central Indiana and got his B.S. from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2000. After receiving his degree, Chad lived in Cork, Ireland for a while before moving to Boston in 2001. He had no job, but wanted to be close to his lifelong favorite baseball team – the Boston Red Sox. Chad joined the StudentUniverse team in 2002. He loves sports, Las Vegas, relaxing vacations where there is possibility for some culture and spending time with his two young daughters.