Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, admissions counselors recently began utilizing Skype software to communicate with prospective students via the Internet. Skype, an application that allows users to call, instant message and video call each other, can be used anywhere at any time for free.
Similar to AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Instant Messenger, ICQ and others, Skype is becoming the premier application for voice communication via the Internet due to its ease of use, excellent sound quality and high rate of completion of calls made. Through Skype, the Seminary’s admissions counselors will be available for calls, chat and video calls with individuals or groups.
“The goal is to make ourselves available for prospective students through as many avenues as possible,” commented Rev. Joel Fritsche, admission counselor at Concordia Seminary. “Skype also allows prospective students in other countries to chat with counselors directly at no cost, provided they have a computer and Internet access.”
To contact the admissions counselors via Skype, visit the Admissions page on Concordia Seminary’s Web site at www.csl.edu/Admissions.aspx. The counselors’ Skype buttons are located on the right side of the page and indicate whether or not a counselor is available to chat. By clicking on a button, Skype will open and initiate chat or redirect visitors to the Skype Web site where they can download Skype for free. Skype is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Pocket PCs.
For more information, contact the Admissions Office, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 1-800-822-9545; firstname.lastname@example.org.