Is the nearing of graduation stressing you out because you don’t have a job lined up yet? Do you feel like you are lacking the proper connections and networking groups? Do you even know where to start with the job hunt? These anxieties are no longer as relevant with the release of the new service known as Collegefeed.
Collegefeed is a new and very personalized job search platform designed for college grads who are struggling to make the proper connections and find fulfilling job opportunities with the current state of the job market.
Despite graduating top of his class from MIT, Sanjeev Agrawal, founder and CEO of Collegefeed, still struggled to get connected with the right companies as a new graduate.
“College grads are at an age where they need more guidance and support to get in touch with the right employer, so that is exactly what we aim to do,” Agrawal said.
Not only does Collegefeed connect college students and graduates to employers, but it also does the reverse—it puts employers in touch with potential employees. “There are hundreds of thousands of companies that should be finding these qualified college grads, but there’s just no way to do that,” Agrawal said.
That is, until now. With the national launch of Collegefeed in May 2013 and the international launch in August, the service has already partnered with various colleges and universities all over the country, including Stanford, MIT, and Santa Clara University.
Through their Career Centers, these schools now have access to all that Collegefeed has to offer, including personalized networking opportunities, video chat events with successful CEOs, and advice from these executives on what they would have done differently in their career path, among other things.
Not only is Collegefeed designed for new grads and upperclassmen, but even underclassmen looking for, say , a summer internship. “If you do a good job setting up your profile, we promise to reach out and make those connections happen,” said Agrawal.
In fact, the company recently released a new service called Connect, making it even easier for students and grads to get in contact with their dream companies. Both employers and those hoping to be hired can make accounts and narrow their interests in order to find the “best results” for whatever they are looking for.
For example, a company might specify certain schools they are interested in hiring from or particular majors that are relevant to the available position. College grads only need to create a detailed profile and, within 48 hours, the Collegefeed team will personally review the profile and begin to match users with companies.
Setting up a profile is easy and resembles a personal resume. It includes a Work Experience, Work Sample, Top Classes, Personal Statement and an Accomplishment section, to name a few.
Collegefeed has already accumulated tens of thousands of users from more than 1200 schools and hundreds of employers in only six months; the resource was even featured in the USA Today Tech section in September. Agrawal’s goal is to reach as many students as possible in order to improve their chances of success in the job market.
“I never want my 9-year-old to go through what I went through after college,” he said.
If this sounds appealing to you or you’re interested in learning more, be sure to set up your own profile at www.collegefeed.com and begin to tackle the job hunt before it tackles you .
Dana Cronin, Guest Writer