VISAKHAPATNAM : The first college social network for students, Askpal (Askpal.com), a free online platform, specifically designed to foster student-to-student and student-to-alumni communication is now available to Vizagites.
College students across India can take advantage of this new type of social networking service to connect with friends, professors and alumni to get career advice and job referrals.
“Askpal.com, mobile apps are also available on both iPhone and Android platforms. Students can create a community for their colleges where they can ask questions, get trusted advice from friends, professors and alumni, who are working and earn money while helping others,” said Uma Suryapalem, president and co-founder of Askpal. Students can ask queries about internship opportunities, get job referrals, better place to live, find roommates or even ask for advice to study abroad.
Askpal recently completed a pilot programme where students from several colleges, including MIT, Stanford, UPenn, Case Western, Oregon State University and University of Washington asked and answered questions using Askpal.
“Through the pilot programme, we could show how the students can use Askpal to create a community of their alumni, professors and peers,” added Uma Suryapalem. People interested in joining their college communities can visit Askpal.com and search for the college under categories.
If a suitable community for a particular college is already available, they can immediately sign up. If a college community has not yet been established, they can create one and invite their alumni, professors and other students.