Ex-Googler’s Startup, Campus Job, Is Receiving 10K Signups Every Week
A lot of different seniors have different priorities during their final year. Some aspire to get a decent job even before they graduate, and some who would just want to graduate on time and then start looking for work. Then there are some who start planning their own venture. But Liz Wessel and her fellow Penn student J.J. Fliegelman went beyond all such expectations and founded their own startup.
Even though it was on a small scale as compared to other start-ups, but they were able to help companies to find useful representation on campus. Given the encouraging response they got from companies listed in the Fortune 500 list who were keen to find on-campus reps, their idea won a $1000 competition at the University of Pennsylvania. The venture was short-lived as the website couldn’t stay live due to the limited finances in hand.
After the venture died out, both Wessel and Fligelman took their respective job offers from Google and McKinsey. But just a year later Fligelman got in touch with Wessel and they agreed to work towards on a joint venture again. After some deliberation and a raising of $1 million they came up with Campus Job. The portal carried forward their vision used in the award-winning competition.
So now Campus Job is basically a marketplace which lets students find part-time work, internships leading up to entry-level, full time positions at companies like Coca Cola, The New York Times, Microsoft, Dropbox etc. Campus Job offers a very simple signing up procedure to a student/graduate’s placement. Within just 3 steps, an applicant’s skills are in front of potential employers.
To start with, students sign up for Campus Job and fill out their details in their virtual profile, and at the same time employers also create a profile and post a job. After the job is approved, students qualifying on the requirements are notified. Matching can begin after the student applies for the job or even firms can see through the list of registered students and invite special students if they feel like.
After the employer selects any suitable applicant they’ll be able to see the applicant’s full profile and then get in touch with them for further interviews.
Till now, Campus Job has achieved beyond decent progress with 10,000 new users registering per week, and most of its business being generated by the campus reps they hired. As of now the universities are also in favor of the type of work and opportunities Campus Job offers. But no one knows if this support’s going to sustain in case Campus Job becomes a competition.
Keeping up on their mission, creators of Campus Job should be confident enough that no one is going to take them down. David Tisch, who’ve put his faith in Campus Job’s mission, said about one of the founding members that “Wessel is a “force” and the company is shaping up to be a breakout Y Combinator star.”