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Collegefeed Launches Free Jobseeking Platform for Students and Universities
Career-focused social network Collegefeed, co-founded by Google’s former product marketing chief Sanjeev Agrawal and aimed specifically at job-anxious graduates, has launched a free platform for colleges and universities looking to boost their students’ prospects.
Through partnerships with more than 500 hiring companies, the platform, called Collegefeed for Career Centers, provides universities, and students, with features like a searchable resume database, digital career fairs, virtual networking events, and an analytics dashboard gathering information on placement rates, participation, and outcomes. Using the service, students can also upload a resume, which gets automatically scanned by Collegefeed and presented to relevant hiring managers.
Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Cal Poly, Claremont McKenna, USC, SDSU and others have already tried the platform in beta. Carnegie Mellon will host the first Collegefeed Digital Career Fair beginning April 21 and Stanford will follow beginning May 5.
“Millennial grads face different career challenges than past generations--but they also have an unprecedented relationship to technology that can function as an asset,” said Keith Humphrey, vice president for student affairs at Cal Poly in a statement. “Cal Poly is approaching our career services and employer relations in much the same way. We know that real-time relationship building and networking isn’t going away. However by integrating our processes with new technology and tools like Collegefeed, we can significantly extend our reach and enhance our offerings for students and employer partners alike.”
Stephen Noonoo is a reporter, contributing editor and consultant specializing in education technology. He is on Twitter @stephenoonoo.