- Collegefeed, a social network tasked with helping match students to jobs, announced the launch of "Collegefeed for Career Centers" on Monday.
- The platform is meant to bring campus career services offices up to date and expedite the process of connecting students with jobs, and institutions involved in a beta trial include Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Cal Poly,Claremont McKenna, USC, and San Diego State.
- The free service is now available to any school and includes online Resume Books, Digital Career Fairs, Virtual Networking Events, and a placements and outcomes Analytics Dashboard.
Go to Google really quick. Now, type in "college career centers outdated." The results should give you a pretty good idea of how a tool like this could potentially help both career centers and students. You'll probably find that common complaints about career centers include outdated advice, inadequate staffing, and failure to teach students how to network. Former Google Product Marketing Chief Sanjeev Agrawal likely knew this when he launched Collegefeed last May.
While its career services platform only became available to all schools today, this move to bolster these offices' operations via a social network is a step in the right direction — and we wouldn't be surprised if LinkedIn eventually offers a competing solution.