Saluki Innovation Competition - 2015

Squirrel - Career Fair Facilitator

By Geovane Piccinin

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Please provide a few sentences to sum up the most important aspects of your App.

Squirrel! is an app created to help the students to find companies and distribute resumes in the career fair. You can search the companies that are interesting for you based on your major or field of study. It will show you a map with the stands highlighted, so you don't need to spend time looking for the companies. You will see all the details about the companies using your cell phone instead of having many papers to handle. You can get the news about the career fair and also tips and advice that can help you during interviews and talking with the companies.

This app can help you a lot and it will change the way that you participate in the career fair.
So:
- Find the companies
- Upload your resume
- See the list of companies and all the details
- Locate yourself using the map
- Get tips and advice on how to prepare to get a good job!

 

Please provide a description of your App in 500-1,000 words. Be sure to include at least 1) what it does, 2) why people will want it (benefits), and 3) how you will sustain it (explain business model).

Squirrel! Career Fair Facilitator is an app created to help the students during career fair events.

It has a powerful menu with many features that will change the way that people experience the career fair.
It permits you to search opportunities based on your major or field of study. Instead of handling papers and getting disturbed by them, with a simple click you can find the companies that are interesting to you.
You can see all the details about the companies using your smartphone.
You can upload your resume online and the companies in the career fair will have access to it.
After searching for the companies based on your major, you can see the details about this company. For example, the kind of jobs that they are offering and their locations. You can also see a map of the fair. In this map, the company you are looking for will be highlighted and it will facilitate you to find their stand in the career fair.
You can get news, notifications, tips, and advice about the event.
The companies that will post their content using the app, do announcements using the news feature, and access the students information (resumes) have to pay to use the functionality. In that way, the app will be free for the students users, but to show content using the app, the companies have to pay. Sponsors or advertising using the app will be the activity to raise funds.

 

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  • Geovane Piccinin

    Information Systems Student, Southern Illinois University

 

 

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