By Becca Ashner, Written 04/17/17
There is a new start-up in town, aiming to help connect college students with internships and entry-level positions. They claim LinkedIn is geared more towards every career stage, making college students underrepresented. And through the past 8 months of the internship search, I can confidently confirm this is in fact true.
From my experience, searching for internships seems like a bottomless pit. There are hundreds of postings on websites like Indeed or LinkedIn, but it never seems like applying through those websites will actually get your foot in the door. Of course, when you have connections, you should use those. However, for places you don't, it would be nice to have another place to go to feel like your application is actually getting through.
This New York-based start-up proposes to be the solution, creating more personalized profiles and easier applications. Clearly, they aren't the only ones that are backing this business idea, as WayUp just recently raised $18.5 million from investors. I believe that this tool could be extremely useful, and hope that it is successful so it can help my job search next year.