Top 8 Start-Ups Around The Nation College Students Should Apply To After Graduation

By Victoria Robertson on April 21, 2015

Start-up companies are taking the nation by storm, and college students want in.

After graduation, there’s a panicked, rushed feeling pressuring students to obtain a job, even if it’s one they don’t have a passion for.

For this reason, looking into start-up companies is a good place to start when job searching, especially when it comes to finding that job students can see themselves in years from now.

So, here are some of the best start-ups around the nation that college students will want to apply to after graduation.

1. Google

Ever see “The Internship” starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson? If students weren’t already interested in the company based on their current valuation ($350 billion) then this film would be enough to sell them.

Google is the tech-fiend’s dream, and it’s a company that everyone (unless they live under a rock) knows and loves. And we all know that Ask.com is a joke in comparison.

2. Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s ultimate start-up is the college student’s paradise. Social media absolutely thrives on college campuses, and to be able to continue this obsession even after graduation is something students dream of.

Whether it’s an internship or a job in marketing or coding, Facebook holds many options for recent grads looking to expand the vast territory of social media.

3. WordPress

Bloggers can’t get enough of this site. To be able to create your own blog with such ease is something many students never would have dreamed possible before this start-up.

The site prides itself on powering 23 percent of the internet, and the endless possibilities it provides for anyone looking to start their own business sets it apart from many other start-ups in its dynamic abilities, making it the perfect company for recent grads to work for.

4. Beatmerch

Music is fulfilling whether you simply listen to it, review it or compose it yourself lyrically or instrumentally. Beatmerch understands the importance of music to everyone’s life and tries to make everything just that much easier for artists.

The company focuses on easing the difficulties of touring, giving artists one, central company to “delegate” all merchandising needs to. The company is perfect for students with a passion for music that wish to pursue the industry come time for graduation.

5. Wink Natural Cosmetics

For all those students out there that are fashion-aficionados, this is one makeup company they will want to take note of. Wink Natural Cosmetics has the sole purpose of giving the impression of longer lashes without the negative and harmful chemicals most companies resort to in their extensions.

Begun at MIT, this company looks into the science behind the makeup and brings products that aren’t harmful into the makeup industry. For those that love fashion, makeup and like products, this is an industry worth getting involved in.

6. Applits

There’s almost always an app for that, but what happens when there isn’t? Applits is one of the best places to not only share your idea for the next, biggest app idea, but it’s the perfect marketplace to see this dream become a reality.

Technology is such an extensive industry with so many different platforms to look into, but for those students that love the science behind the apps, this is an amazing company to immerse themselves into.

To help others achieve their dreams while students achieve theirs is gratifying, to say the least.

7. Ava Anderson Non Toxic

Health nuts will fall in love with this company in a heartbeat. There are so many household products out there with toxic chemicals that could be harmful to yourself and your family. Ava Anderson Non Toxic focuses on the creation of safer versions of these products.

This company focuses on retail in its most basic form: online. It provides customers with information they need to know in regard to wellness and provides products that satisfy their basic needs.

The company provides opportunities in retail, marketing and conceptualization of products, making it a company that satisfies many interests.

8. Fedwell Pet Foods

Whether students want to be a vet or just have an undying love for animals, this company sparks the interests of many.

Feeding your dog is something that can be scary, as many companies use chemicals some pet owners may not even know exist, or that aren’t familiar enough with to know that they can be harmful to their pet.

Fedwell Pet Foods provides natural food for your pet that omits these harmful chemicals and that is beneficial to the wellbeing of your pets. From one pet owner to another, the site understands what its clients’ needs are, and anyone satisfied with helping animals will adore this start-up.

Start-up companies are the perfect means for students to expand their interests or to hone in on what they’ve dreamed of doing all along. Recent grads know that the job industry is tough, especially after just having obtained a college degree with little to no experience to back them up.

Start-ups understand passion, and they provide outlets to let their employees’ creativity shine, making them the dream jobs students strive towards.

Are you a start-up that should have been on this list? Post a job listing today to advertise your openings to students around the nation!

By Victoria Robertson

Uloop Writer
University of Illinois
Victoria is a dedicated writer who graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She currently writes freelance pieces for various sites and works in Marketing for Myndbee Inc., promoting their current mobile app, Picpal.

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