SOURCE: Doostang.com

Doostang.com

June 16, 2009 09:00 ET

Doostang Seals Partnership With INSEAD, The Business School for The World

INSEAD Becomes First Top Foreign MBA Program to Endorse Doostang

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Doostang, the leading online career advancement platform for elite professionals, today announced that it has been selected by INSEAD, The Business School for The World, to provide job and internship opportunities to its MBA and Executive MBA students.

"We are honored to have Sandra and her team chose to work with us in order to bring our career opportunities to their students," said Mareza Larizadeh, Founder of Doostang. "We are also extremely excited at the initial results of our partnership with INSEAD."

Since the partnership went into effect on Thursday, May 7th, 2009, INSEAD MBA and EMBA students have been given complimentary access to Doostang's Premium Jobs -- 5,000 highly sought after positions at the leading finance and investment houses, consulting firms, media companies and technology startups. Of the hundreds of INSEAD students who have signed up for Doostang's Premium Service, over 90% have viewed at least one job, with the average number of job views per student standing at a very impressive 20. Examples of some of the jobs which INSEAD students have applied to on Doostang include Private Equity Associate at General Catalyst Partners, Investment Management Analyst at Goldman Sachs and Associate Manager, Corporate Strategy & Development at PepsiCo.

"INSEAD is recognized by companies worldwide as a key source for individuals with proven academic excellence and strong managerial potential," said Sandra Schwarzer, Director, INSEAD Career Services. "The MBA Career Services team is a dedicated professional group ready to assist both companies wishing to recruit INSEAD's MBA participants and to assist MBA participants with developing their job search strategy. Having had many students ask us about the service earlier this year, we decided to reach out to Doostang. Given the initial results, we are very happy to be offering Doostang's Premium Services to our students."

Since Doostang's conception, over 100 college and business school networks have been created, including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Ross and Stern. Current or former students of these schools can gain direct access to the exclusive online career advancement network by visiting www.doostang.com.

About INSEAD:

As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and transform organizations. This worldly perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of its research and teaching.

With two campuses in Asia (Singapore) and Europe (France), two centers in Israel and Abu Dhabi, and an office in New York, INSEAD extends the reach of its business education and research across three continents. Its 137 renowned faculty members from 35 countries inspire more than 1,000 degree participants in our MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programs. In addition, more than 9,500 executives participate in INSEAD's executive education programs. With the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance, INSEAD delivers MBA and co-branded executive education programs on Wharton's U.S. campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco, as well as on its campuses in Asia and Europe.

Today's organizations need leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere in the world. This is why business turns to INSEAD -- to develop the next generation of transcultural leaders. For more information please visit www.insead.edu.

About Doostang:

Doostang is an exclusive online career advancement network that connects elite professionals with the most prestigious jobs. Founded in 2005, Doostang has quickly become home to the nation's most talented and ambitious professionals and, in turn, attracted the attention of leading employers. Today more than half a million professionals from top universities and business schools are members of Doostang. Companies currently using Doostang to recruit talent include top-tier employers Goldman Sachs, Bain & Company, Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts, Summit Partners, Google, Time Warner and Facebook.

Doostang.com is a privately-held company, backed by Shasta Ventures and some of Silicon Valley's luminaries including Andy Rachleff, Co-founder of Benchmark Capital. Doostang is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, please visit www.doostang.com.