The LinkedIn For College Students Announces Hacker Tour 2013

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – June 11, 2013) - Readyforce, the career network for college students, announces today the return of the Hacker Tour for the 2013 Fall recruiting season. The 2013 Hacker Tour will visit 30 university campuses in 20 States to identify Engineering and Computer Science students from across the country. Readyforce will represent startups and tech companies to promote their job opportunities to top students preparing to graduate and launch their careers.

Last year’s inaugural Hacker Tour partnered with 26 sponsor companies, such as Square, Box, SoundCloud, and Codecademy, to visit 25 major engineering programs across the country. Approximately 1,400 Engineering students joined Readyforce as a result of the tour and 3,500 connections were made between sponsor companies and students via the Readyforce site.

Companies interested in partnering with Readyforce for the 2013 Hacker Tour should register at www.hackertour2013.com.

2012 Hacker Tour Company Participant Experiences

”Through the Hacker Tour we’ve had the opportunity to engage with hundreds of the smartest students in the U.S. and highlight why they might want to help build the world’s leading social sound platform.” Mark Dewings, Head of Brand Communications, SoundCloud.

“College recruiting works on an established cycle and it’s very competitive. Top students are often getting multiple offers in October. Readyforce has made it easy for us to connect with best students from across the country early in the recruitment cycle.” Julia Lipton, Director of Marketing for Quixey.

“I’ve interviewed five great students that I found and connected with on Readyforce. As a small, growing start-up, this is powerful as I don’t have any other way to find these types of candidates.” Dan Whaley, CEO, hypothes.is.

About Readyforce

Readyforce, the leading career network for college students, is the easiest way for students to launch amazing careers. Focusing on engineering students in 2013, the Readyforce network connects students to influential business leaders, powerful campus programs, engaging networking events, and exciting jobs and internships at start-ups and innovative companies of all sizes. Readyforce is backed by Menlo Ventures, US Venture Partners, Pivot North, Founder Collective and First Round Capital. For more information, visit http://www.readyforce.com/about

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