AfterCollege Launches Free Career Services Management Platform for Colleges and Universities

May 31, 2011

AfterCollege’s Career Services Management platform will help budget-constrained career centers shift focus from financial concerns back to career counseling and guidance.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 31st, 2011 – AfterCollege, the largest professional network for college students and recent graduates, has launched a Career Services Management (CSM) platform to complement or replace existing online job posting services at campus career centers, at no cost to the schools. The Software-as-a-Service solution includes group management tools, a professional networking platform, student and alumni databases, job and internship management, usage tracking, and integration with AfterCollege’s patented process of connecting students with the right employers. AfterCollege plans to subsidize the platform to eligible colleges and universities.

Career services offices, especially those at public higher education institutions, have found themselves in the crosshairs of budget cuts. Fifty eight percent of community colleges reported reduced funding in 2011 according to an April survey by The Campus Computing Project. As a result, colleges are being tasked with helping graduating students find employment while also relying on far less resources.

“Career services software has become commoditized and we believe schools should not have to pay for this software, especially if it takes away from their core functions of providing career counseling and guidance,” said Brian Heifferon, COO of AfterCollege. “AfterCollege’s goal is to allow schools to outsource the mechanical functions involved with posting jobs, managing internships and professional networking, so that they can focus on helping their students.”

AfterCollege currently works with faculty members to provide exclusive jobs to their students at over 16,000 academic departments and groups at 2,300 colleges and universities. The new CSM platform highlights the company’s initial foray into collaborating directly with on-campus career services offices, with the goal of helping students find employment while helping career centers more effectively allocate resources. A number of career centers have already signed up for AfterCollege’s free CSM platform.

“City College of San Francisco’s career center is very happy to be working with AfterCollege. Their free platform provides us with all of the functionality found in high-cost alternatives, but they also provide powerful career networking tools that the others don’t come close to. We’re all very excited,” said Indiana Quadra, Chair of the Career Development and Counseling Department at CCSF. “By using AfterCollege’s CSM platform, we’re saving close to $80,000 per year in potential technology and administrative costs, which is obviously very important for us.”

Colleges and universities interested in participating may contact Nick Fitzpatrick at .


About AfterCollege
AfterCollege, Inc. (http://www.aftercollege.com) connects 3,000,000 college students and alumni with employers through career networks at colleges and professional organizations. AfterCollege powers the largest number of career networks on the internet, delivering exclusive entry-level jobs and internships to students and recent graduates. Its proprietary platform and job distribution technology translate into relevant job content for job seekers and into more qualified applicants for employers. AfterCollege’s approach is patented under U.S. Patent Number 7,213,019.

Media Contact:
Vanessa Bostwick
AfterCollege, Inc.
877-725-7721 x 304