Online platform for graduate recruitment

07 November 2013

A team of Aston alumnus have created an online platform, ‘Gradquiz’ to aid graduate recruitment.


Gradquiz is an innovative online platform designed to help students navigate the graduate recruitment process ensuring undergraduates are well informed.


The GradQuiz team believe the process is simple and personalised to every user. Its aims include matching students to jobs they are best suited to by their interests and perfecting job applications with top hints and tips.


CEO Finian O’Kane, who graduated with a degree in Management & Strategy at ABS, said: “We are extremely happy about our progress with the company so far. We have managed to sign up a number of top clients including J.P. Morgan, Barclays, P&G, E.ON, The NHS, Grant Thornton and many more. We have also secured a partnership with The Independent as our exclusive media partner.”


CFO Ari Ratnakumar, a graduate in Management & Strategy, said: “We are extremely grateful for the support we received from Aston University in setting up our business. Everyone from the Careers Office & BSEEN, to a number of lecturers and individuals including Tripp Martin MBA Careers Adviser, were extremely helpful along our process.”


In order to show their support for Aston students, GradQuiz visited Aston University to award £1,000 to one lucky Aston student, as a contribution towards their university tuition fees.


The lucky winner, Catherine Ellerby, was selected through an interactive Quiz challenge, after she came out on top of hundreds of candidates. She was awarded the cheque, sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover, at a ceremony in the University Main Building.




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