Switching systems can be a scary thought. We’ve designed GetWork to make it easy. Below you’ll find a list of common questions. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Think we missed something? Feel free to reach out we’d be happy to answer any remaining questions.

When considering a new system it's worth asking - is the switch worth the improvement? Here are some of the top reasons people switch to GetWork:

  • GetWork has been shown to dramatically increase student engagement. When students are logging in more often career services can do their job more effectively.
  • Employers love that they can manage all their schools in one system. This has been shown to increase the number of employers connecting to schools. That means more opportunities for students.
  • GetWork is easy to use. After training one director said: "I don't think we'll even need the support documents it's just so easy to use."
  • It speeds up common workflows. For example, creating an advanced report in GetWork takes less than 30 seconds.
  • It's an open platform which means you can easily bring data in and out. Or if you'd like you can securely connect GetWork to other systems.
  • We're moving fast. We're building the future, today. All while keeping our users up-to-date with the changes and without disrupting workflows.

We'd love a chance to show you why GetWork is 10x better. Schedule a demo today: 
https://calendly.com/nidhi-getwork/university-success

Of course! While we think some surprises can be good (like a surprise birthday party) we don't believe in surprises in software. After your personalized demo your GetWork account manager will send you credentials on how you can access a personalized demo account. These demo credentials will let you experiment with all three views (admin, students, and employers).

Absolutely! You can find all our technical documentation here:
documentation.getwork.org. This is a great resource to share with your IT team. It answers questions like "how do we sync data on our students?" and “how is data used by the users?”

Absolutely! GetWork is build on the same technology used by Twitter (Ruby on Rails). Our infrastructure uses the same provider that companies like Netflix use to handle tremendous amounts of traffic. Furthermore the system has been built from the ground up to scale instantaneously to meet demand. Combine this careful design with some of the best engineers in the country and you ll find that GetWork is the most reliable system available today.

Absolutely. GetWork has been built over three years to make the life of career services easier. As with any enterprise application sustainability is a key. GetWork is a well funded venture backed company positioned for a long term place in the market. When you commit to GetWork you're investing in a long future of innovation.

Absolutely! GetWork has been built and tested by experts in computer security. GetWork's infrastructure has successfully passed security audits by some of the top Universities in the world and sits on top of infrastructure proven by some of the largest companies around the globe.

Here are just a few of the security standards that GetWork complies to:
·      ISO 27001
·      SOC 1 and SOC 2 / SSAE 16 / ISAE 3402
·      PCI Level 1 data centers
·      FISMA Moderate
·      Sarbanes-Oxley

GetWork encrypts all data between our data center and the client machine to ensure it's protected from prying eyes. Furthermore, all data uploaded to GetWork is encrypted at rest while waiting to be synced with the main database. GetWork uses meticulous logging, vulnerability testing, and monitoring to ensure the complete safety and security of all school data.

When we were building GetWork we heard from directors that "they'd rather retire than switch systems" or "switching systems is like pulling teeth." So we designed GetWork to be a refreshing change of pace. We've built tools that make it easier to transition. Here are just a few things we've done:

  • You'll be assigned a dedicated integrationengineer who will help guide your team through the entire process
  • Created detailed IT documentation that will helpyour IT team quickly integrate GetWork
  • Created tools that allow for easy integration of your existing data
  • Created online courses that make it easy for your staff to onboard quickly
  • Provide direct support through the application


Generally the process of integration takes less than two weeks and is painless compared to other systems.

GetWork isn't broken up into modules that you require you to pick and choose which elements you'd like. When you license GetWork you get everything. That includes everything we build currently, all future updates, and support for your staff, employers, and students.

At GetWork we understand that every institution is different. From student population to the number of administrators many variables are considered when giving a price quote. A few of the factors that we consider are:

  • Number of enrolled students
  • Number of staff members
  • General usage information
  • Current Budget
  • Multi-year contracting


Once a price is assigned there is no limit to the number of students, administrators, alumni, or employers that can be added to the system. For example, you could bring in 75,000+ alumni to GetWork without being charged extra.


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