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Monster Board Woos College Sites

TMP Worldwide today announced that its Internet career center the Monster Board formed three new strategic alliances with college Web sites.

The sites--Future Pages, College Town U.S.A., and Golden Key National Honor Society--provide links to job-seeking college students.

Under terms of the agreement, each site will feature a Monster Board link from its site. The Monster Board said it expects to reach an additional three million entry-level candidates and provide job and career-related information. Financial details were not disclosed.

TMP Worldwide recently established itself in the college marketplace with the acquisition of StudentCenter.com and its InternCenter, an online internship database.

"There's no question that tomorrow's job seekers will be the most Internet savvy ever and, unlike many first time job seekers of past generations, we believe they will begin their job searches online," said Andrew J. McKelvey, chairman and CEO of TMP Worldwide. "By providing them with the comprehensive career information they need to find that important first job, we're building a loyalty that will keep them coming back over the years as they advance in their career."

Future Pages is a partnership network of online college newspapers with more than 110 online publications. College Town U.S.A. designs and manages Web sites for accredited academic institutions, and has a network of more than 120 Web sites.

Under its agreement with The Golden Key National Honor Society, the Monster Board will act as a resume data bank for the academic honors organization's Web site. The nonprofit society unites talented undergraduate students with prominent faculty and university administrators who are active in Golden Key at the chapter and national levels.