Grads2Biz Launches, Connecting Top Students of Nation's Top Schools to Fortune 500 Companies

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The service offers resume listings for students with over 3.2 GPAs at elite institutions across the country, including the Ivy League universities, Stanford, MIT and top public universities like UCLA. To celebrate its launch, it has made registration free for students into the summer.

Grads2Biz, an employment resource for elite students, announced its launch this week. The site screens and connects top students from select programs across the country to Fortune 500 companies for free. It also provides job hunting and career advice for many millenials stuck in one of the highest unemployment environments in decades.

Open to students who attend certain elite institutions with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.2, the service differentiates itself from other job boards online by promoting students and recent grads instead of jobs listed by companies.

The students create personal profiles that include information such as their majors, major concentrations, GPA, employment or internship preference, clubs and memberships and date of availability to begin work. Employers are able to search for talent using a variety of criteria. This simple format gives employers easy access to the resumes of students whose profiles fit their needs, and frees students from the tedium of completing numerous applications and composing repetitive cover letters.

Grads2Biz is the brainchild of 21-year-old Alexander Mayer. Opening up the initial operations in his hometown of Tenafly, New Jersey, the first-time entrepreneur, current University of Wisconsin student and a young millennial himself has an intimate understanding of the frustrations and challenges facing young job seekers.

“With such a competitive job market, it’s easy to forget that it’s still difficult for businesses to find top talent,” Mayer said. “Grads2Biz strives to make the employment process as quick and painless as possible on both sides of the equation, employer and job seeker. Our unique process helps elite talent find elite businesses nearly effortlessly.”

Mayer adds that one of his goals is to help students demystify the “real world” process of getting a job. The site will soon feature a resource guide and blog to give tips on how to best traverse a rough job market. The company is currently taking applications for Grads2Biz ambassadors on different college campuses who will be able to direct their fellow students to these resources.

“A lot of my friends just headed home and didn’t really know what to do, much less how to prepare if they actually did get a chance to interview for a position,” Mayer said. “Connecting students to their dream jobs is our ultimate goal, but we also want them to be prepared to be successful in whatever they do.”

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