Monday, November 1, 2010

CampusBuddy Wins Businessweek's Most Promising Business Award

CampusBuddy was just announced as the Businessweek.com 2010 Most Promising Business Award winner. CampusBuddy won this award as a result of our CEO Mike Moradian being selected by Businessweek.com for the 2010 America's Best Young Entrepreneurs List, which highlighted 25 remarkable companies started by young entrepreneurs. We're really excited to have been selected as the 2010 Most Promising Business, because there are thousands of great companies out there being started by young entrepreneurs all over the country. On behalf of everyone at CampusBuddy, thanks for your votes!




No. 1: The winning company, with 2,106 readers' votes, was CampusBuddy. The Los Angeles-based site sells subscription access to grading data at public colleges that CampusBuddy compiles through public records requests. Founder Mike Moradian says the five-employee company's database draws on more than 100 million grades from schools across America. A business economics major who graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2007, Moradian used his earnings from working at accounting firm KPMG to launch the business in 2008.


Read the Full Story Here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

CampusBuddy Founder featured in Businessweek's 2010 Best Young Entrepreneurs list

We're thrilled to announce that CampusBuddy Founder and President Mike Moradian is featured in Businessweek's 2010 Best Young Entrepreneurs list. Don't forget to vote for CampusBuddy as the most promising business at the end of the slide show! View the Article






Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CampusBuddy and Cramster join forces to give Students the Academic Edge

With Back-to-School Fall 2010 in full swing, CampusBuddy is proud to announce our partnership with Cramster to help students get the "Academic Edge" in college. Starting today, all of Cramster’s members are entitled to Free Academic Edge accounts, including CampusBuddy’s Premium Data featuring over 100 million official grade records.

Wish you could get help with your homework from experts and see the textbook solutions to over 400 college textbooks?

Meet Cramster.com. The leading provider of online homework help for college and high school students lets you do just that! Armed with Cramster and CampusBuddy, you could rule the world (or maybe just your academic career).

We thought we’d let the cast of Iphone 4 vs. HTC introduce the big news:



How it works:

1. Sign up to Cramster
2. Email CB@cramster.com with the email address you use to log in to Cramster
3. Cramster will send you a promo code for a free Academic Edge account.

Already a Cramster member? Complete steps 2 and 3 above and you’re in the money.

Don’t wait though, this offer is only good for the month of September!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Spam Problems? How to avoid spam in college

The beginning of the school year is brings opportunities to network and do all types of new things. Taekwondo club, underwater basket weaving and other activities seem like they will be great new hobbies to pick up for the year. Two weeks into school, you realize you're over it and their weekly e-mails are starting to feel like weekly spam. Here's some advice on how to avoid the problem of spam in college:


1: Disguise your e-mail:
Make it more difficult for spammy groups to get your address by writing illegibly or typing it confusingly when you use it in groups, forums and the like.


2: Use disposible e-mail addresses:
It takes 2 minutes to sign up for another g-mail account or the like. Take that time upfront to make a second "questionable e-mails" e-mail address and forward those messages to your main e-mail. If the quantity or quality of the e-mails from that account becomes too much, simply discontinue using it and move on to a new secondary e-mail address.

3: Use crazy long e-mail addresses:
Spammers like to guess e-mails, and if your name is Jane Smith they'll probably be able to guess Jsmith@gmails.com. In order to avoid the spammers, get tricky 1240_xx_firefish_101@gmail.com is highly unlikely to be guessed by "Guess Spammers" and will therefore help keep your e-mail addresses even safer.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CampusBuddy's University Facebook Page tabs launch today, Free of charge

Social media dominates college marketing today, but places a newfound burden on schools to frequently create relevant information.

CampusBuddy strives to make social media simpler for schools. Today we are releasing a free university Facebook Page tab that can easily be placed on any Fan Page on Facebook.

The tabs highlight each individual schools offerings and updates with new information automatically, helping page moderators access fresh information about their college with less work. The tab is available for anyone who operates a Facebook page-- from official university pages to niche fan-made pages.


USC's CampusBuddy Tab demonstrates the simple functionality, highlighting information about the college right on their Facebook page. (See USC's Fan Page here)

The CampusBuddy tab is available for all U.S. Colleges that have a Facebook network, totaling over 5,000 colleges in all. This tool will help colleges showcase their official school info and social features seamlessly on the school's Facebook page.

The tabs include:

--Official Admissions Statistics for the university.
--University Pictures
--Student Ratings
--A Campus Q&A Board
--Profiles of Current and prospective students
--Links to Department Pages for the university

To add the tab simply go to CampusBuddy's Facebook page at:
http://www.facebook.com/CampusBuddy
Click "Add to page" and select the Facebook page you would like to add the University tab to!

Partner with CampusBuddy to become a featured college, making your university standout more to qualified prospective students utilizing CampusBuddy. The service is at no cost, like Facebook and Twitter, and directly engages the student community.


For more information on free tools and integrations for official university purposes, please e-mail us at: universityrelations@campusbuddy.com