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CHICAGO, July 21, 2003 -, the smarter recruitment resource for finding better candidates and jobs, and AfterCollege, the nation’s leading provider of targeted college recruitment and branding services, today announced a strategic partnership that will create one of the largest targeted college recruiting networks in North America. will deliver over 400,000 job postings from 25,000 of the nation’s top employers to nearly one million discipline and diversity specific college students in the AfterCollege Network. Job listings will be available for undergraduate and graduate students through job boards at academic departments and student groups.

The partnership comes at the right time. A 2003 survey found 65 percent of hiring managers plan to hire college graduates this year. However, of that 65 percent, 48 percent plan to hire less than ten.

"Work experience is key in this highly competitive job market," said Matt Ferguson, chief operating officer for "This partnership significantly expands job resources for college graduates so they can gain the experience needed to build a solid career path. The partnership also provides employers wishing to reach specific subsets of entry-level talent with the benefit of targeted exposure on AfterCollege’s extensive network of academic departments and groups."

AfterCollege maintains exclusive partnerships with academic departments and student group organizations at top universities throughout the United States. These include top public and private colleges and universities, HBCUs, and community colleges.

"This is a truly synergistic partnership that combines job information from's far-reaching network of newspaper partners and web sites with AfterCollege's unparalleled access to hard-to-reach college students," said Roberto Angulo, CEO of AfterCollege. "Given the current job market, it's important that we give our students access to a larger pool of jobs while allowing clients to target their listings by discipline or diversity group – greatly increasing their percentage of attracting qualified candidates." combines the power of online and print with the 130 newspapers of its partners Gannett Co., Tribune Company and Knight Ridder. The company also partners with national, industry, diversity and local Web sites across the country. offers smart online tools to connect candidates with employers. The company offers a confidential Personal Search Agent that will hunt for job opportunities in expressed areas of interest and automatically email them to job seekers. also gives job seekers the choice to search by industry, location and job type, and provides online career assessments, coaching for interviews and tips for salary negotiations. For companies looking for top performers, offers over seven million resumes, easy job postings, online career fairs, a bilingual version of its site and other services.

The Survey
The new CareerBuilder survey, "Life at Work 2003," was conducted from February 20 to March 3, 2003 of more than 2,600 survey respondents including 290 hiring managers. To collect data for the survey, CareerBuilder commissioned SurveySite to use an e-mail methodology whereby individuals who are members of SurveySite Web Panel were randomly selected and approached by e-mail invitation to participate in the online survey. The results of this survey are accurate within +/- 1.9 percent.

About AfterCollege, Inc.
AfterCollege, Inc. is the nation’s leader in providing employers with targeted college recruitment and branding services and is the only company that allows employers to recruit directly from specific academic departments and diversity student groups. AfterCollege has developed an exclusive network of over 1000 partnering academic department and student group chapters as well as a proprietary database of over 20,000 partnering faculty and student officer contacts at the nation’s top universities that accepts job postings and emails from AfterCollege employers. Because AfterCollege works directly with these faculty and student group officers, AfterCollege provides its employers with direct access to entire departments and groups – from freshmen to graduating PhDs.

AfterCollege represents the most intuitive and cost-effective means of recruiting the nation’s most highly sought after students. With a proven track record of saving clients up to 70% on their average cost per college hire, a foundation of loyal Fortune 500 clients and repeated praise from leading HR publications, AfterCollege is looking to redefine the future of college recruiting.

About is a leading online source for maximizing recruitment dollars and optimizing job searches with superior products, customer service and technology. With a unique combination of national, local and niche audiences, makes it easy for recruiters to reach the most qualified candidates with industry-leading market research data and support. Job seekers can search for the right job from more than 400,000 continuously updated postings, representing more than 25,000 of the top employers in virtually every industry, field and location. Together with Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB), and Knight Ridder, Inc. (NYSE:KRI), includes the Web’s top newspaper sites – the most trusted employment sources in recruiting. For more information about products and services, call 888-670-TEAM or visit

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