collegefeed: HEDLINE: Collegefeed Launches Technology Platform for University Career Centers

Mountain View-based startup Collegefeed, a social network for higher students with a focus on career prospects has launched a new platform called Collegefeed for Career Centers.The platform allows colleges and universities to showcase their institution and students to employers and aims to help students find employment quickly and efficiently.Key TakeawaySchools can sign up to the service for free and use features including asynchronous elements like a Resume Book aka student profile and an analytics dashboard, of course, as well as synchronous elements such as virtual networking events and career fairs.Since launching in May 2013 Collegefeed currently features students from 1,200 institutions and “hundreds” of employers. The beta version of the platform was tested by various renown universities including Stanford, Cal Poly, Claremont McKenna, USC and Carnegie Mellon according to the press release.Keith Humphrey, Vice President for Student Affairs at Cal Poly, sees Collegefeed’s value proposition as follows:“Millennial grads face different career challenges than past generations – but they also have an unprecedented relationship to technology that can function as an asset. 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.”To make use of Collegefeed for Career Centers students have to give the platform data such as their resume, background and personal interests, the algorithm then comes up with some personalized results. Employers can search the student profile database to find potential candidates.The synchronous features of online career fairs and virtual networking aim at bringing these valued ways to socially and professionally interact into the virtual space.Matching students with employers based on data and student profiles is a growing vertical in edtech. Earlier this year Piazza, the engineering focused peer-learning platform, launched Piazza Careers which gives employers access to the highly demanded engineering graduates.Another recent example is Bangalore-based Skyfi Labs. Besides giving engineering students the possibility to gain experience through hands on training, the platform aims to lower the cost for companies involved in training and give them access to qualified job seekers. Through the Skyfi Evaluation Engine, the performance of each student is analyzed which eventually leads to personalized recommendations for companies that are looking for graduates to recruit.Further ReadingCollegefeed Launches Technology Platform for University Career Centers | Press ReleaseCollegefeed Launches Free Jobseeking Platform for Students and Universities | Campus TechnologyHEDLINE: Piazza launches Piazza Careers, announces $8 million Series B | EDUKWESTHEDLINE: Skyfi Labs raises Round from Spark Capital and Chennai Angels | | Twitter | Facebook | CrunchBase | AngelList  

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