“Immerse: Youth Employment”
About this Project:
Our app, Immerse: Youth Employment, is an app that will help teenagers around New York City find a job. Our app plans to make it easier for teenagers to find and apply for jobs. Allowing the app to scan around your area, Immerse: Youth Employment can find jobs that you can apply for and that fit perfectly with your age, that you put in when creating your account. When Immerse has found a job nearby that you can apply for, it will ask you if you would like to take a survey.
Our app will give information about that workplace, for example, the phone number, address, the positions you can apply for, and much more. After you have taken the survey, the survey will be sent to the manager and in a few days our app will send you an email or message if you got the job or not.
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I'm a designer and storyteller curious about data ethics, media and information sharing, and equity-centered design practices. My design process comes from a curiosity in how people interact with the systems and processes around them and a desire to see things change for the better. I believe great design simply empowers those it affects and use design as a tool to share my power. I'm currently a designer on IBM's Client Engineering team and helping shape the Design for America alumni network.
While the log in screen made Immerse feel a little more real, it seems like the screens to see job opportunities and get more information is more central to Immerse's goal. In the future, I want to encourage to start with the most important part of a design, instead of starting with the log in screen because it's what people see first. That will help you bring your ideas to life even faster! However, you did a great job explaining Immerse in a concise manner that gets to the value quickly. Your screens, with the color scheme and logo, still do that extra legwork of making Immerse feel that much more real. Great work! Excited to see what you all build in the future.
Hello! I am a Senior Product Manager at Etsy, working on internationalization and localization. I am a data enthusiast and studied the intersection of privacy and open data at the Oxford Internet Institute. I'm far from a software engineer but enjoy coding for fun and feel lucky to have spent time at The Recurse Center programming retreat in Brooklyn. I grew up in NYC.
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I educate people on cybersecurity and deal with all things IT related.
I'm a tech enthusiast who enjoys educating people about AI and Cybersecurity. I got involved with Mouse.org through my work at ArcherPoint and love seeing how the next generation is making the world a better place. As technology evolves, I believe it's essential to adapt and diversify skills to succeed.
Sariyah Idan is an internationally touring performing artist and educator. Recognized for her solo theater show “Homeless In Homeland” about Jewish identity and the occupation of Palestine, awarded by the LA Women’s Theater Festival and highlighted by the ONE Festival NYC. As a music artist she has rocked iconic venues like The Kennedy Center, The Skirball Cultural Center, and The Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She is an educator with Pockets Change teaching financial resilience through hip hop culture.
I would love to better understand what kind of jobs might be listed on here, how Immerse gets potential employers to list on the app, if those employers might want to interview teens before hiring them. In the "skills" section it might be helpful to have a few standard skills already listed that employers of teens look. This way users can simply select the ones they have making it easier for both the teen and the potential employer ...... This app has so much potential to make a positive impact on young folks ability to earn and confidence in themselves. I hope you keep developing it!
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