University Ventures acquires GradStaff, which rebrands as Avenica

Posted on: July 20th, 2017
    We are very excited to announce our new partners University Ventures, our new CEO Brian Weed, and our new name Avenica! Read more in our recent press release.   Over the years, we have contemplated making a brand name change to address the misperception by some that GradStaff was a t ... Read Full Article

New CEO Brian Weed Shares Job Search Strategy Tips

Posted on: June 12th, 2017
GradStaff's new CEO Brian Weed spent some time with Vocate to discuss his excitement for his new position and some great info for graduating seniors starting off on the entry level job search. Brian took the leadership position here at GradStaff because he believes in our mission to help new grads find a career, no ... Read Full Article

Entry-level job interviews are tough – here are some tips from the experts

Posted on: June 12th, 2017
Former CEO of GradStaff, Bob LaBombard shares 8 great tips for new job seekers to leverage when interviewing in this CNBC Article. Taking time with your interviewer to fully clarify the job duties, career path, company culture and more will help in your ability to assess the position as a good fit for you and show th ... Read Full Article

Notes on the Entry Level Job Market

Posted on: May 19th, 2017
The class of 2017 is stepping in to one of the strongest job markets in several years, but underemployment continues to skew the data on career success at the entry level. GradStaff CEO Brian Weed discusses some of the underlying issues in this USA Today College article on why new grads and the companies that want to h ... Read Full Article

Chicago Tribune: Making the Most of Your Entry Level Job

Posted on: May 19th, 2017
GradStaff CEO Brian Weed contributes solid advice to new grads starting out in a career along side other notable business leaders and career coaches in a recent Chicago Tribune article. Brian describes how being positive and patient leads to success. He notes that "Employers crave strong team players who make positive ... Read Full Article

“Surprisingly Sexy Jobs” – Some Options for New Grad Job Seekers

Posted on: May 10th, 2017
All Business Networks recently featured advice for new grads looking for their first career and suggests casting a wider net towards industries that might not seem "sexy", but can offer excellent career paths, salaries, and overall utilization of skills. CEO Brian Weed also offers some suggestions of potential industry ... Read Full Article

GradStaff CEO on Regretting Majors

Posted on: March 13th, 2017
GradStaff CEO Bob LaBombard contributed to a recent article on GoodCall discussing how grads often second-guess their major or school choices. Our team believes that grads are more than just a major! It is very important to stay positive and analyze your own transferable skills as a new grad searching for a career! Bo ... Read Full Article

GradStaff Manager on The Importance of Transferable Skills

Posted on: January 13th, 2017
A common misconception many recent college graduates have is that non-professional jobs are irrelevant to their career goals. Even though you may not want to work as a barista in a coffee shop for the rest of your life, it is important to understand the significance of the transferable skills that you are able to offer ... Read Full Article