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Pleasanton, CA, United States, 2009/01/27 - nuResume.com launches the first career networking platform for students to market themselves online. Each student can create free webpage including videos, resume, blog and more.
Customers include career centers, student associations and employers!. nuResume, the first free career networking platform for students to market themselves online and network with employers, announced today the winners of its four Star Student Contests. Think American Idol but for college students competing to win guaranteed internship interviews, a trophy, recognition and employer attention. Judges from leading companies such as PG&E and Kaiser judged the Accounting, Healthcare, Energy and Government contests. Contestants were limited to students on the Dean's list, in an Honor society or nominated by faculty, and were evaluated on their nuResume profiles for academic excellence, work experience, community impact and presentation skills. Each contest was limited to 25 contestants.
"Judging this contest was not only great fun but it's given us access to top students for our summer internships. I do believe nuResume represents the future of campus recruiting and career networking. It's become a key strategy for building our employment value proposition with students online and internship pipeline with quality students," said Julie Bonnie, Campus Recruiting Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
"We've found top students through this contest for our internship program and I'm really pleased with the results. It's also been a great way for us to build brand recognition with students," said AJ Major, Partner Vavrinek, Trine & Day.
"The Star Student Contest has really helped me build a professional online identity for internship search, and stand out from the crowd in this tough economy," said David Liang, winner of the Energy contest.
Winners of 2008 Star Student Contests are as follows:
Accounting/Finance: Judges from top firms Kaiser Permanente, Vavrinek, Trine & Day and Ireland San Filippo have selected Mario Jaramillo, a senior at Las Positas Community College and Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor society member for an internship interview. He beat out runner-ups Thea Smith of California State University East Bay and Jesse Flatt of California State University East Bay to win this contest.
Energy: Judges from leading firms PG&E, Sandia Labs and Chevron Energy have selected two winners for an internship interview: Daniel Ruffoni, a senior at Santa Clara University and Tau Beta Pi Honor Society member, and David Liang, a senior at University of California Berkeley and Tau Beta Pi Honor Society member. They beat out runner-ups Jesse Flatt of California State University East Bay and Max Niu from University of California Berkeley.
Healthcare: Judges from San Ramon Regional Medical Center and VA Memorial Hospital have selected two winners for an internship interview Javad Fatollahi, a senior at University of California Merced, and Amanda Beattie, a senior at Baylor University and Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society member. They beat out runner ups David Liang, University of California Berkeley and Elizabeth Fegely, California University of Pennsylvania to win this contest.
Government: City of San Francisco judge Daniel Homsey, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the City Administrator's Office selected Bethany Wallace, a sophomore at Las Positas College as the winner. She beat out three runner ups Sarah Chan from University of California Santa Barbara, Wai-Sze Wu from Santa Clara University and Megan Snyder from Las Positas College.
Honorable mentions are featured online at our contest page.
The next series of Star Student Contests are being launched Feb 2009 and we invite companies to be judges. To be a judge please email us by going to our website. Students interested in entering the contests must create a nuResume profile to get invitation alerts.
nuResume (nuResume.com) is the first free career networking platform for students to market themselves online and for college career centers and employers to launch an online student career network. nuResume lets college students create a professional online identity to showcase their strengths, network with companies and achieve career success. It's also the first service to let students post career interests and specific internships and freelance projects wanted in order to be automatically matched with opportunities. With thousands of students and hundreds of companies signed up already, nuResume is the fastest growing online career network today.