A few weeks ago my mom shared an important story with me, about a woman who asked for more patience to make it through the day.
Each morning, she asked the universe to grant her patience and was continuously faced with challenging situations that required just that: Patience.
The story reminded me of the powerful way our words dictate our reality.
My favorite part of my recent interview with Liz Wessel and JJ Fliegelman, the founders of Campus Job, are the words Liz uses to talk about the future.
“We will be the place that any college student goes to get any type of part time job or summer internship,” she shared. As of last week, Campus Job now connects college seniors with full-time jobs as well.
I deeply admire individuals who say ‘I will’ instead of ‘I’m going to.’
It’s incredibly clear that a ‘will’ culture is driving Liz, JJ, and the Campus Job team as they empower over 120,000 students on the site.
The Campus Job platform is simple and one you’ll wish you had when you were a student.
The team refers to it as the Common App for jobs. Once a student fills out the Mad Libs style profile they can browse and set up alerts for positions they’re qualified for. My little brother created a profile, and it’s incredibly easy.
Everyone in the world remembers their first job, and we’re getting everyone their first job.
Once a student gets a job on the platform the team sends them a t-shirt that reads “99 problems but a job ain’t one.” I know, I want one too.
Campus Job is equally simple for employers.
Whether it’s a Fortune 500 company or a budding startup, employers can target students based on traits like GPA, whether or not they have a car, and if they participate in Greek Life.
It takes three minutes to create a profile and businesses are charged a fee only when qualified students apply to their listings.
Now that I’ve highlighted the important facts I can get to the good stuff.
Liz and JJ are two of the most authentic, excited, and driven founders I have ever met.
The way they approach their work is contagious. It makes you want to stay up a little later to write another line of code or send one last sales email.
There is nothing like building a company from the ground up and building a marketplace. It just teaches you the value of hard work…Every line of code I write, even if I have to stay up a little later, someone is getting helped by that.
JJ’s drive is the “above and beyond” dedication the founders are seeking in new team members.
This is how Liz describes it:
“Above and beyond doesn’t necessarily mean ‘I pulled an all-nighter to get a project done.’
It means something like,’I pulled an all-nighter and then found out that half of the project was on a USB that was in Albany, New York. So I called a currier service, had them pick it up and bring it by train.”
After announcing a $7.8 million Series A on Thursday, the Campus Job team is actively looking to grow their sales team.
We want to find the people who connect what seems to be impossible to be actually possible.
It’s these core values and their untapped vision for the future that makes Campus Job a company to watch.