Now see why didn’t this website exist back in the early 2000s when I was wandering aimlessly trying to figure out how to break into the design world or work in higher education with technology? Because it’s not so easy to make contacts when you’re fresh out of college and everyone thinks you don’t know what you are talking about. Having a site you can connect on and share your ideas opens so many new doors of possibilities.
Collegefeed is a new social platform and the brainchild of Silicon Valley veteran, Sanjeev Agrawal. Collegefeed acts like a personal career assistant to help students / new grads find their dream jobs, and earlier this summer secured funding from investors including Accel Partners and Mark Stevens. The platforms takes a new turn from the traditional network, as it is designed solely for new grads and is a way for them to brand themselves professionally for the first time using their college experience. Collegefeed offers tools that go beyond simply viewing a connection’s contacts or a university page, but puts students in front of a company–Facebook, Google, Go Daddy, and many others–that are looking to fill entry level positions. Additionally, Collegefeed includes a Netflix-like recommendation engine that suggests companies and positions (and now fellow students) based on a person’s degree, interests and other factors.