SOURCE: AfterCollege, Inc.

October 16, 2007 13:41 ET

AfterCollege Virtual Career Fairs Bring More Local Jobs to Job Seekers

Star Tribune and MediaNews Group Among First Media Companies to Launch Successful Virtual Career Fairs With AfterCollege

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) - AfterCollege, Inc., the nation's largest career network specializing in recruitment at the college level, today announced the successful launch of the first virtual career fairs by two of its media partners. The Lowell Sun, part of MediaNews Group, Inc., and The Minneapolis Star Tribune both produced successful local, private-label online career fairs using AfterCollege's virtual career fair technology.

Newspapers partnering with AfterCollege are able to connect local employers with job seekers by producing local online events. Newspapers can focus on the promotion of these career fairs while AfterCollege hosts and maintains the events through its hosted platform, which gives newspapers control over customization and the management of online registrations.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently produced a virtual career fair with twenty-five employers, attracting over 1,000 local job seekers to the event. The success of the career fair was partly due to the ability of job seekers to participate remotely, as compared to traditional job fairs. Jamie Flaws, Executive Sales Director for the Star Tribune, said, "We are very happy with the success of our first virtual career fair. AfterCollege's platform is straightforward and clean, allowing job seekers to easily maneuver on the site and access employer information."

"The launch of our virtual career platform is an exciting development for AfterCollege. We are thrilled with the success of our media partners' virtual events and we look forward to helping them produce more events," said Michael Dawes, Vice President of Channel Partnerships for AfterCollege.

About MediaNews Group, Inc.

MediaNews Group is one of the largest newspaper companies in the United States situated throughout California, the Rocky Mountain region and the Northeast. They are privately owned and operate 57 daily newspapers in 12 states with combined daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 2.6 million and 2.9 million, respectively. Each of their newspapers maintains a Web site focused on local news content. These Web sites are hosted by MediaNews Group Interactive, their new media division. They also own a television station, a CBS affiliate in Anchorage, AK and operate radio stations in Texas.

About the Star Tribune

The Star Tribune is a news and information company serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The Star Tribune newspaper is one of the top 20 largest newspapers in the nation. The company's website,, is the most frequently used local news and information service for the Twin Cities market. The Star Tribune is owned by Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm with offices in New York and Houston.

About AfterCollege

AfterCollege ( is the largest career network specializing in recruitment at the college level. AfterCollege maintains an exclusive network of 1,400 partnering academic departments and student groups as well as a proprietary database of 19,500 faculty and group contacts at top universities. Through its network, AfterCollege delivers targeted employer content to an audience of 2.7 million students and alumni.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Michael Dawes
    AfterCollege, Inc.
    Email Contact
    (713) 304-7505