SOURCE: AfterCollege, Inc.

February 27, 2008 15:50 ET

AfterCollege Expands Management Team, Accelerates University Expansion Efforts

AfterCollege Doubles Rate of University Partnership Expansion as Employer Demand for Top College Talent Continues to Grow

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - AfterCollege, Inc., the largest career network for college students and recent graduates, today announced the appointment of Michael S. Fernald as Director of University Expansion. The move is part of AfterCollege's continuing strategy to build a comprehensive network of niche private-label job sites that addresses the recruiting needs of employers from a broad spectrum of industries.

"We are excited to have Mike Fernald join the AfterCollege team," says Roberto Angulo, CEO of AfterCollege. "His experience in the recruitment space and track record of working with employers, academic partners, and media companies make him the ideal person to lead AfterCollege's university and academic partnership expansion efforts." The appointment comes at a time when AfterCollege is experiencing increased demand from employers and media partners who want to target jobs to specific audiences of entry-level candidates in industries such as engineering, healthcare, finance, hospitality and government.

"I am thrilled to be part of the AfterCollege team and look forward to growing and maintaining our network of academic partnerships," said Fernald, who has more than 15 years of newspaper industry experience. He was most recently in charge of recruitment advertising at the San Francisco Examiner, where he oversaw the print and online financial performance of the recruitment vertical. Prior to joining the Examiner, he served as the Recruitment Advertising Manager at the San Francisco Chronicle. Previously, he worked in both sales and management capacities at the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe.

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.

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