Startup Common Application Wants To Make Startup Job Applications More Efficient
Startups still have a hard time finding the right applicants for their jobs. During our Disrupt NY 2013 hackathon, Codecademy engineer Bob Ren wrote a little web app that takes the Common Application for college admission as its inspiration. Just like high school students can use the Common Application to apply to multiple colleges simultaneously, Startup Common Application will take your application and then submit it to multiple startups. Large companies typically have a huge pipeline with job prospects, but startups “naturally suffer from not having the big pipelines that big companies have,” Ren told me – and for a small startup, it’s even harder to find the right applicants. Currently, startups either rely on email, Job Score or Resumator, but the system is still very inefficient, especially for the applicants. You often spend hours getting your applications ready and submitted, but a system like Startup Common Application could just automate all of this for you (and you don’t ...
Greylock Partners Accepting Second Hackfest Applications, Names Judges And Launches New “University” Site
Last September, we reported that VC firm Greylock Partners was planning on having a second Hackfest after the first one was a rousing success. The Greylock Hackfest will take place on July 27 at Airbnb’s office in San Francisco. The idea of this particular event is to bring a selected group of university students from around the world for a 24-hour hackathon. During the process, the students will be getting mentorship from some of Greylock’s partners and portfolio companies. A new site, GreylockU, will be the host for all of the Hackfest information and the application. Additionally, students can submit their resumes for internships and full-time positions at Greylock’s more than 50 portfolio companies. By setting up this portal, Greylock hopes to feed its investments with the best and brightest talent from all over the globe. The judges for this year’s Hackfest are: Greylock Partner and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Airbnb Founder and CTO Nathan Blecharcyzk, Pure Storage CEO Scott ...
India Ink: U.C.L.A. Receives More Than 90,000 Applications for Fall 2013
While gathering The Choice blog's annual application tally for the freshman class of 2013, one thing is clear: The competitive landscape of college admissions has yet to reach a tipping point.
Best Tech Colleges Are Harder Than Ever To Get In
alphadogg writes "Results from the early application rounds at the nation's best technical colleges indicate that it will be another excruciatingly difficult year for high school seniors to get accepted into top-notch undergraduate computer science and engineering programs. Leading tech colleges reported a sharp rise in early applications, prompting them to be more selective in choosing prospective freshmen for the Class of 2017. Many colleges are reporting lower acceptance rates for their binding early decision and non-binding early action admissions programs than in previous years. Here's a roundup of stats from MIT, Stanford and others."
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India Ink: Submit Your Questions to Princeton University's Dean of Admissions
Janet Rapelye, the dean of admission at Princeton University, is answering readers' questions about college applications and finding the right college match.