Online service provides students with employment opportunities
Two University of Pennsylvania alumni have used their past experiences as campus representatives for different companies to create a site intended to benefit thousands.
Campus Job is an online service that allows students to connect with employers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups to companies looking for freelancers.
Liz Wessel and J.J. Fliegelman’s experience inspired the site. Wessel worked for Anheuser-Busch.
Prior to now, the creators left Campus Job on the wayside, but recently picked it up again and have begun a new marketing push, involving — you guessed it — campus reps.
Campus Job helps students find jobs in fields ranging from brand-based marketing, public relations internships, social media managers for startups, freelance writers and graphic designers, among others.
The platform is free for students and charges employers a one-time fee for job postings.
Students in more than 7,000 post-secondary schools and on 500 campuses have already registered, according to a TechCrunch article about Campus Job. It has more than 1,000 new postings each week.
The service hopes to differentiate itself from competitors by focusing specifically on college students. Only university students at a select number of schools can sign up, Rutgers happens to be one of these universities.
This is annoying if students’ primary email is not university-issued — we were unsuccessful in our attempt to register using an “@gmail.com” address.
When students create an account, they enter their information Mad Libs style by filling the blanks in a paragraph that describes what the site will help students do. After creating an account, the student is able to view all available opportunities around campus and can pick and chose where they want to apply.
The site then makes users take a short survey to learn about their demographic, including whether or not they are involved in greek life, play sports and own a car. These criteria make it easier for students to find jobs, according to Campus Job.
Finding a job is simple. The site brings users to a long, Twitter-like feed that has jobs organized by company and position and tells if they are paid positions. The site lets users filter jobs by all of these options.
Applications are handled inside the site: A posting includes a blurb from the employer and a field to answer a few questions. Resumes are added to Campus Job’s system when users sign up so there’s no need for employers to ask separately.
Campus Jobs’ main goal isn’t just trying to help students make money, but to help students to gain real-world employment experience.