Door of Clubs Unlocks Powerful Connections Between University Clubs and Top Companies

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Backed by Russ Campanello, HR EVP at iRobot, among Others, Door of Clubs Launches Platform to Enable Diverse and Technical Student Talent to Engage with Like-minded Businesses

As job placement rates for college graduates in fields related to their majors continue to dip, and competition among companies for diverse, technical talent skyrockets, Door of Clubs publicly launched today to unlock an entirely new way for college students to establish meaningful relationships on campus and beyond with like-minded businesses.

Door of Clubs’ student club management and on-campus recruiting platform creates an opportunity to better the traditional career services model used by universities, while also improving the college recruiting practices of most companies. The solution enables student clubs to streamline career event planning, activity sponsorship and fundraising, and on-campus recruiters to personalize their engagement with diverse and technical talent.

“The job-search and recruiting process on-campus is antiquated. With an average of one career service rep for every 2,672 students, there is a lack of resources and opportunities for student bases to connect with companies that align with their personal interests and career goals,” said Pranam Lipinski, CEO and Co-Founder of Door of Clubs. “Recruiting visits and corporate-sponsored activities organized by student clubs have been a lone bright spot in creating tailored career events, but until now there has been no good way to manage those. Door of Clubs is changing that and starting today, a company like Venmo can connect directly with the Society of Women Engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology to establish a meaningful relationship, which allows the club to meet its current goals and opens the door to future career opportunities.”

“Effective corporate campus recruiting starts with better engagement with college students and integration into college campuses across the country,” said Russ Campanello, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications at iRobot. “Fortune 500 companies are spending upwards of $950M annually but are falling short of their goals because an inability to reach highly skilled and diverse technical talent on campus. Door of Clubs solves this problem providing corporate recruiters with unprecedented levels of access and connection.”

With clubs from close to 100 universities already on board for its initial launch, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, Columbia, Harvard, Berkeley, Princeton and Duke, as well as more than 50 top companies who are engaged in the battle for technical talent, including Venmo, Pandora, GitHub, Sony Pictures, HubSpot and TripAdvisor, Door of Clubs is already seeing the potential it has unlocked.

"EWB-CU has a proud history of setting ambitious goals. To date, we have implemented a sanitation project in Obodan, Ghana; a suspension bridge in Ait Bayoud, Morocco; and ten grain processing units in the Soroti region of Uganda,” said Sidney Perkins​, Co-President of Engineers Without Borders at Columbia University. “Our operating model relies on support from partnering corporations who share our vision and Door of Clubs bridges the gap, while sparking the conversation needed to make this lasting change."

“Our first 60 pre-registered clubs raised over $1 million in company sponsorships and on-campus career events last year without the use of an online platform,” said Lipinski. “That’s evidence of the desire amongst companies to connect with the diverse talent within these clubs and meet corporate diversity goals. More than 300,000 young women and minorities majoring in STEM fields are members of student clubs on campuses across the county. As we continue to grow, I envision Door of Clubs becoming a top solution for technology companies looking to address the diversity problem in Silicon Valley and beyond.”

Sign up is free for university clubs, while companies can either opt for a free monthly subscription or choose from two more robust paid subscription options that unlock additional features.

Club Benefits:

  • Be Found: Create a robust profile that attracts top companies by showcasing their club and all it - has to offer.
  • Explore: Search through the diverse community of companies and easily find the right ones to reach out to and develop relationships with.
  • Fundraise: Sell unique sponsorships, whether it’s an in-person company meeting, video call or custom event.
  • Engage: Speak to and host on-campus recruiters and executives for private events that are all easily booked through the platform.

Company Benefits:

  • Discover: Find and engage with top clubs at nearly 100 universities across the country.
  • Save Time: Schedule in-person and virtual engagements with top clubs, saving valuable time by booking events and club activity sponsorship through the platform.
  • Assurance: Each engagement guarantees that companies will be making smarter connections with potential talent, instead of hoping for attendance.

About Door of Clubs

Based in Boston, Door of Clubs is a student club management and on-campus recruiting platform. Its solution enables student clubs to streamline career event planning and fundraising, and on-campus recruiters to personalize their engagement with diverse and technical talent. As a result, more meaningful relationships are created for better career placement opportunities directly upon graduation. For more information visit http://www.doorofclubs.com.

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