I recently joined Doostang and spoke with the site’s business development manager, Chelsea Burkett, who gave me some insight into the network and how it can help college students and young professionals looking for internships and jobs. Here’s a quick overview:
- Doostang is designed for college freshmen all the way through MBA students (the founder originally launched the site to tap into his B-school network).
- Doostang can help young professionals access internships and jobs from some of the best companies around. You can post your resume, sign up for industry groups and network professionally. The opportunities on the site are high-quality and highly targeted to the young professional community.
- Chelsea started as an intern at Doostang and now is a full-time employee. So it works!
How can you make the most of the network? Chelsea advises, “Rather than just setting up an account and searching jobs/people, we encourage our members to fill out their profiles, post their resumes, etc. We’ve got lots of recruiters on Doostang proactively searching for candidates in addition to posting jobs. Members who’ve had the most success finding jobs and internships tend to be those that engage the website/community the most.”
I recently joined Doostang and have expanded my network through the site’s community. Interested in joining? You’ll need an invitation, and Doostang has graciously extended an invitation to my readers (thank you, Chelsea!). E-mail Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she’ll be happy to send you an invitation and help familiarize you with the site.
If you join Doostang, feel free to friend me!