QuadJobs looks to connect college students with employers

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Kemberly Richardson has the story of a new service that looks to connect college students with employers for odd jobs, to help both parties advance their careers and business. (WABC)

There is a new service that looks to connect college students with employers for odd jobs, in an effort to help both parties advance their careers and business.

It's called QuadJobs, and it just might help a perspective employee get a foot in the post-college job world.

"What QuadJobs really is, is this easy bridge between the campus and the community," co-founder Betsy O'Reilly said.

And it is one that brought together Diana -- a junior at FIT -- with Aubree Oakes, who works at GlamSquad, a start up that provides on-demand beauty services.

But how Diana ended up there could be considered a game changer when it comes to how college students look for and land jobs.

"When we need help and we're trying to scramble over here late at night, we don't have enough people, and this is the solution for us," Oakes said. "In order to get everything done and still be able to get our jobs, and we know we can count of these students coming in."

QuadJobs just launched in New York City after doing extremely well in Fairfield and Westchester counties.

The process starts with college students registering online and building a profile. Employers then post jobs ranging from babysitting to tutoring to dog walking.

"When jobs come up that match their interest and location, they get pinged either by email or text to tell them jobs are on site that interest them," O'Reilly said.

O'Reilly is one of three women who came up with the concept, and all, like Diana, also found it tough to find the right job while in school.

This streamlines the process.

"This is allowing small businesses who can't afford to bring on maybe permanent extra help to get their business off the ground with a really talented work force that they finally have easy access to," O'Reilly said.

Employers also rate and review students and leave feedback on how they did on the job, which provides valuable information as they start building their careers

"It gives them this tool to walk into that first interview and say, 'I worked 80 hours on QuadJobs, here are my reviews, I had 2.0 rating in all of my jobs,'" O'Reilly said.

Right now, there are about 150 jobs posted and filled each week.

Expect to soon see QuadJobs pop up in Chicago, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.
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