Chegg to launch student career services center
- Chegg on Tuesday unveiled the Chegg Career Center.
- The online resource is focused on helping students and recent grads locate internships or find a first job out of school, providing them with the necessary tools to explore career options, learn what skills they'll need, and get in touch with professionals in those fields.
- Additionally, the career center will help students find online courses, like MOOCs, so they can pick up any skills they may be lacking. Employers will also be able to filter recent grads by criteria including institution, coursework, completed internships, and skills.
When it launches next Tuesday (May 27), the Chegg Career Center will feature only basic functionality (internship and entry-level job search and career exploration pages) but an August update will bring skills navigation and a skills marketplace with purchasable online courses.
The new offering comes at a time when the skills gap — the difference between the skills college students and grads possess and the skills they need for in-demand jobs — is regularly featured in the media. Chegg is aware of this and sees an opportunity to address the issue with its own offering, which will see regular updates with new content, courses, and other learning and job matching tools.
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