GradLeaders, the market leader in student recruitment and career services technology has announced a new partnership with The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC), a non-profit organization representing independent higher education to corporate Ohio. This collaboration will further assist 93,000 college students from the 34 OFIC member schools in Ohio to find their dream job by connecting them with more opportunities from a larger network of employers.

“We’re excited to be working with OFIC to provide a mutually beneficial relationship for companies and students seeking careers in Ohio,” said Jack Gainer, CEO of GradLeaders. “Not only are we matching students to full-time and internship opportunities that align with their interests, but we’re also delivering a pool of right-fit candidates to our ever-growing network of companies seeking students. It’s a win-win for job-seekers and employers in the state of Ohio.”

As part of this new partnership, GradLeaders will provide a new OFIC-branded job board, enabling companies to post jobs directly to students from their member schools. GradLeaders will also provide OFIC member institutions access to a tool to collect career-outcomes data on their graduating students. This simple data collection and reporting tool will provide these schools with standardized, real-time data on their students’ careers.

“Working with GradLeaders will ultimately enhance the independent higher education experience for students at our member schools and provide our universities with the insights necessary to develop their students’ skillsets for successful entry into the workforce,” said OFIC President, Bill Spiker.

OFIC and GradLeaders have similar goals and missions, to help students advance their career by providing the technology, expertise and resources to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the national and international workforce.

“Our goal at GradLeaders is to provide easy-to-use technology that empowers users to make data-driven decisions,” said Gainer. “We have been doing this for decades at a national level but this groundbreaking new partnership with OFIC should pave the way for a more focused and targeted regional approach that we can soon duplicate throughout the country and internationally.”

To kick off this new partnership, representatives from GradLeaders will be in attendance at OFIC’s CareerFest on February 3, 2017 at the Ohio Expo Center. CareerFest is one of Ohio’s largest career fairs, and is open to students of all majors attending any of OFIC’s 34 member colleges and universities. For more information, please visit www.ofic.org/careerfest.