Phase 2 Solutions Announces Release of Planet GRAD 2.0

Today, Phase 2 Solutions, LLC – a digital marketing firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – in partnership with Training Masters, Inc. announced the release of Planet GRAD 2.0.

Planet GRAD 2.0 is the official online community platform for higher education schools, staff, administrators, students, alumni and employers to connect with the implicit purpose of helping each community member succeed.

“We believe in the power of community,” explained Phase 2 Solutions, LLC Founder and CEO Jason Verdelli. “Today you aren’t guaranteed anything just because of a degree. Instead, it’s the connections and network that is formed that determines whether a student has a chance to succeed following graduation. Planet GRAD connects any and all interested parties – students, staff members and potential employers – in a way that’s exciting, useful and forward focused…it’s a community unlike any other,” he continued.

Not just helpful with job placement, Planet GRAD 2.0 also functions as a means of promoting internal communication – schools are able to use the system to communicate with staff and students, students can connect instantly and potential students can learn the benefit of a given school with a few clicks. Simply put, the system blends efficiency with essential tools to create a product that has set the bar for schools across the country.

Planet GRAD 2.0:

  • Helps students land jobs in desired career fields
  • Enables schools to communicate more effectively with the entire student body, specific lists and segments of those individuals involved in daily operations – employers, alumni, staff, faculty and more
  • Supports schools in building positive on- and off-campus cultures
  • Allows schools to recruit more students through the added value of an online community
  • Makes employers a true part of the school community
  • Opens the lines of communication between employers and students in a way that is more effective than traditional job listings and resume postings
  • Gives Career Services full visibility of student-to-employer and employer-to-student communication to improve career placement tracking
  • Creates a place for alumni to stay connected post-graduation and so much more.

Phase 2 Solutions and Training Masters, Inc. are committed to offering a solution-oriented approach to schools that are interested in building online alumni communities. This mobile-friendly platform offers outstanding features that can be customized for great results.

Closed communities are essential to the functioning of any system – especially educational systems with specific privacy concerns. Schools and administrators interested in learning more about what Planet GRAD 2.0 could bring to their network can schedule a demo on

Planet GRAD 2.0 is designed to improve operations from initial student interest to post-commencement. By creating a community that allows for the real-time engagement of faculty, students and employers, Planet GRAD 2.0 is the total package for recruitment, retention, placement and alumni engagement,” explains Dr. Rita Girondi, President of Training Masters, Inc. “The time to schedule a demo is now.”

Planet GRAD 2.0 is a product of 2 companies coming together with an idea – an idea to bring the power of community to the educational system to allow for complete success. These companies, Phase 2 Solutions, LLC – devoted to helping brands connect with their communities and Training Masters, Inc. – a company focused on improving the way schools operate worked together to create the product and bring it to the market. The unprecedented experience and vision of Dr. Rita Girondi – a former school owner – and Jason Verdelli – the digital community authority – has shaped Planet GRAD and the other suite of products offered by Training Masters into what they are today.

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