SOURCE: MBA Focus

MBA Focus

September 24, 2015 11:03 ET

MBA Focus and CSO Research Rebrand as GradLeaders, Add New Product to Connect Employers With Undergraduate Students

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2015) - Software providers MBA Focus, LLC and CSO Research, Inc., which merged this summer, have named the new company GradLeaders and added a new recruitment product called Global Focus® Undergrad, a platform for employers to find college-educated job-seekers and a tool for more than one million undergraduate students to access premier jobs. Global Focus Undergrad improves the efficiency of what can be an arduous process that recruiters rely on to identify colleges to visit and find talented undergraduates to interview.

"Our new product is a natural evolution of our solution for MBA students and recruiters," said Jack Gainer, GradLeaders' CEO. "Our software and services for matching 'right-fit' MBA students with employers has connected recruiters from more than 2,000 premier companies with students and alumni at the 75 top-ranked graduate business schools each year for the past decade. This new product will do the same for undergraduate student recruiting."

"GradLeaders' product for MBA students took us from receiving a trickle of job leads from Amazon, which was highly selective about where it would recruit, to an increasing stream of leads. This year, Amazon's recruiters will be coming on campus to augment their recruiting," said Tom Kozicki, executive director of the MBA Career Center at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California at Irvine. "We attribute our success with top-tier companies like Amazon to GradLeaders' platform; it has raised our profile with companies via the student-recruiter interactions we've facilitated online."

Global Focus Undergrad enables recruiters -- who would otherwise be looking at individual school resume books, conducting on-campus recruiting and posting opportunities one-at-a-time to a school's job board -- to access a comprehensive database of undergraduate student resumes and post job openings to students from multiple college campuses around the country. Recruiters can quickly filter the database to identify the students who meet the exact hiring criteria they are looking for.

Undergraduate students and their respective career services office also have a portal where they can quickly search for jobs, sign up for job alert notifications, and create accounts highlighting the students' interests, achievements and skills. For university career centers, Global Focus Undergrad provides analytics dashboards that illustrate, among other things, the volume of activity by students and employers.

Global Focus Undergrad serves as a funnel not only for the job opportunities from the largest number of student-hiring companies anywhere but also for the profiles from millions of students seeking their dream jobs.

"When students log into Global Focus Undergrad, they will see the widest and best selection of jobs for job-seeking students anywhere. Likewise, recruiters will see the largest selection of undergraduate candidates available in the marketplace," added Gainer. "What we're doing is maximizing the time recruiters have, so companies can more efficiently find the right candidates, evaluate them for jobs and make best-fit hires."

About GradLeaders 
GradLeaders, which powers student and employer connections, is the market leader in student recruitment and career services technology, connecting leading employers year-round with students and alumni from top-ranked schools around the world. GradLeaders' exclusive partnerships, extensive student database, and industry-leading software solutions, make it the #1 choice of companies seeking high-quality, best-fit, and diverse students to join their team. To learn more, visit www.gradleaders.com.

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