Like many tech-savvy twentysomethings, Ryan Healy and Ryan Paugh (a friend from college) wanted to be heard and build a community, so they started a blog.
Since February 2007, Employee Evolution has been a forum for them and their peers to share advice and experiences as they make the challenging shift from college to the workplace. While it has been just about a year since they started Employee Evolution, it appears that these two young recent Penn State graduates have a very bright entreprenurial future giving advice to twenty to thirtysomething year olds.
While most start-ups in the first year can only dream of receiving some- usually local- media recognition, both Ryan Healy and Ryan Paugh in their first year were being quoted nationally as career experts by Chattanooga Times Free Press, 60 Minutes, Human Resource Executive magazine, The Millennial Mind-Set, The New York Times, PhillyBurbs.com, The Courier-Journal, The Houston Chronicle, Jacksonville.com, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Boston Globe, and Yahoo! Finance. Rather an impressive list of media interest and quite the vote of confidence for any start-up, let alone one being run by two recent graduates from college as of May of 2006.
In August 2007, Healy moved to Madison, Wisconsin and teamed with Paugh and Penelope Trunk to found the start up company, Brazen Careerist. The site will launch in the near future as an online career resource for young professionals.
In the meantime, check out Employee Evolution.