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The AfterCollege Manifesto

We believe the perfect first job starts with the right connection.

Launching your new career should be exhilarating, not frustrating. But with no experience and no career connections, most students and graduates struggle to find work. In fact, 85% of graduating college students don’t have a job and the average job search lasts over 170 days!

At AfterCollege, we know it doesn’t have to be that way.

In fact, America’s top companies are actively looking for talented, ambitious new graduates.

These companies and job candidates just need a little help to find one another. And we found the perfect way to connect them.

We started with the most powerful career resource today’s students have—their network of lecturers, teachers, alumni, and other academic contacts. Then we extended those connections until they reached more than 20,000 companies across North America—companies like Apple, Google, the FBI, KPMG, the Mayo Clinic, NASA, and many more.

Suddenly, belonging to a certain university, college, program, or department opens up a world of career opportunities. Instead of approaching companies as a cold-calling stranger, students and new grads can greet them as a recognized member of a trusted network.

To help the right candidates and companies find one another even faster, we developed a highly accurate, patented algorithm that matches them up based on skills, interests, and values. And to ensure every student and graduate on the AfterCollege network can seize new opportunities with confidence, we developed tools to help them build a professional profile, a great-looking resume, and well-crafted cover letters.

We have even more new features planned for the future, but at our core, we’ll always be about connections—quality, relevant, trusted connections. Because we know it’s where the perfect entry-level job or internship always begins.