SOURCE: AfterCollege, Inc.

January 16, 2008 15:56 ET

AfterCollege and The Virginian-Pilot Bring Entry-Level Jobs to College Students

Partnership Allows Employers to Advertise Their Jobs, Internships and Part-Time Jobs to Local Colleges and Universities in the Norfolk Area and Beyond

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - AfterCollege, Inc. (www.aftercollege.com), the nation's largest career network for college students and recent graduates, and The Virginian-Pilot, the largest newspaper in Virginia, today announced a collaboration to distribute entry-level and part-time job opportunities to college students and recent graduates.

Employers advertising in The Virginian-Pilot and on its website, www.hamptonroads.com/pilotonline, will have the option to also list their part-time jobs, internships and other entry-level positions on AfterCollege.com and its rapidly growing network of AfterCollege-powered job sites on the websites of academic departments and student groups nationwide. AfterCollege's proprietary network and patented job distribution technology translate into more entry-level job opportunities for college students and recent graduates. It also gives employers advertising in The Virginian-Pilot an outlet through which they can directly target college and university audiences. A breakthrough approach in the competitive job search marketplace, AfterCollege's unique business model was patented in May 2007 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Michelle Morris Walls, Recruitment Advertising Manager at The Virginian Pilot, states, "The AfterCollege partnership brings a new dimension to the scope of our newspaper's ability to reach the next wave of highly desirable candidates, many on the threshold of entering into the workforce. We are excited about bringing this opportunity to the employers in our region."

Michael Dawes, Vice President of Channel Partnerships for AfterCollege, said, "Our partnership with The Virginian-Pilot greatly enhances AfterCollege's ability to deliver more jobs and internships to college students and recent graduates in this area. We look forward to a fruitful partnership that will result in more contacts between our students and the employers who want to hire them."

About AfterCollege

Founded in 1999, AfterCollege Inc. (www.aftercollege.com) is the largest career network for college students and recent graduates. AfterCollege provides employers with direct access to students through an exclusive network of over 1,500 academic departments and student groups as well as a proprietary database of more than 19,500 faculty, and student group contacts at the nation's top universities. Its proprietary network and job distribution technology translate into substantive job content for job seekers and into more qualified applicants for employers. AfterCollege's unique approach is patented under U.S. Patent Number 7,213,019. AfterCollege, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California.

About The Virginian-Pilot

The Virginian-Pilot is the daily newspaper of record for southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. The 142 year flagship newspaper of Landmark Communications has a daily circulation of 196,259 and a Sunday circulation of 230,551. In addition to the daily newspaper, The Virginian- Pilot Media Companies have an interactive media division, a direct marketing company, 16 targeted publications, and a growing military newspaper division. For additional information, visit www.thevirginianpilot.com/mediacompanies.

AfterCollege and related logos are registered trademarks of AfterCollege, Inc.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Michael Dawes
    Vice President, Channel Partnerships
    (713)304-7505
    Email Contact