Majorwise’s mission is to
revolutionize how students find jobs
The job market is complicated.
We’re making it simple.
come and meet
The Majorwise Team
Peter Silverman is the co-founder and thought leader behind Majorwise. He leads the sales team and marketing team to fulfill our mission for students.
Max Robbins is a co-founder of Majorwise and a leader in execution. He manages every client and ensures students find opportunities they’re passionate about.
Michael Roberts is the CTO and the third partner of Majorwise. He manages a development team of 4 at the company.
Customer Success Manager
Zach Pollack is the customer success manager who ensures students find the best opportunities.
Business Development Associate
Naiyah Ambros is a graduate from Brown with significant experience in sales and outreach. She is part of the sales team.
Will Lippolis is a computer science Major at UVM. He oversees and builds out new features in the backend of the platform.
Collin Graf is a UVM graduate who has spent his time building the entire frontend of Majorwise.
Client Relations Associate
Olivia handles grants, customer success, and administrative duties across the company.
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David is President of the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) which offers expert business mentoring, venture capital, three coworking and accelerator facilities.
Marc Bolh has over a decade of software sales experience at Microsoft and Oracle. He mentors and advises our sales team.
Kelly is the COO of Reading Plus, an EdTech company in Burlington, Vermont, whose web-based assessment and instructional technology develops students’ silent reading skills.
Geoff has 20+ years of operational experience with venture-backed startups. Past companies include: NetMarket, Tripod, Lycos, Everyday Health, VoodooVox and MyWebGrocer. His current startups include: BootstrapVT, REAL App, Startup Stamina and RaisedVT.
How we got started
Majorwise was started by Peter Silverman and Max Robbins in December of 2015. Peter and Max were college roommates at the University of Vermont, and both were having trouble finding local jobs for the summer related to their major. Peter ended up getting a digital marketing internship in Boston, and Max was a waiter in Cape Cod. Neither of us could believe there were no local jobs we could find. So, we started investigating where all these jobs are. It turned out, most of the companies in Vermont are small, as in less than 10 employees. These businesses don’t normally hire students for internships because internships are often too big of commitments. They do need help executing marketing strategies, making graphics, and communicating with customers, but they can’t afford that for 30 hours a week. Figuring this out, Peter and Max created a simple job board called BeaconVT to help Vermont students find local jobs, internships, projects, and gigs.
They worked tirelessly for a year building their brand, gaining student users, and getting businesses to post opportunities. By the end of 2016, they had created the most trafficked job board for jobs in Vermont, helping hundreds of students find jobs and gain experience.
From here, Peter and Max realized that they could create an even better platform. They met Michael at a meetup, and soon they all started brainstorming how they could revolutionize the job search process for students. They discovered they could create the platform to high schools – a drastically underserved market in terms of career development. They then started development on Majorwise, their new platform that focused on simplifying the job search process, connecting students with the gig economy, and helping students gain more knowledge and experience to succeed in their field.
Majorwise was made to dramatically improve how students find jobs in and out of school, and it is now ready to launch!