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  • How many remember being a freshman in a new environment, especially at Clark where the surrounding area has always been considered sketchy? Campus itself was a difficult transition .Additionally how many of you know of Higgins Armory?
  • Students often wake up on first day wondering where, what, and when their classes are.Worcester is a melting pot of Business and Culture, yet the student body is disconnected.

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  • Experience, Explore, and Discover By Abhijit Singh and Alex Turgeon 2013 Applicants
  • The Problem.  The most frequently asked questions:  “When, where and what is my next class?”  “What is there to do?"  "What's up with Worcester?" “The student body is disconnected in terms of the Worcester Environment.”  Week One Clarkie Survey: Roughly 100 Clark students were surveyed.    60% of students said the Week One Folder was NOT useful. Only 19% of students still use their Week One Folders. 98% of Clarkies wanted to know additional info about Worcester, MA after Week One. TM
  • The Solution  Clark Connect  Clark TM Scheduler  Connects to Clark Database  Integrates your classes, events to phone calendar  Sends Reminders  One-click map to show location of class  Clark Discover  Integrates SLP’s “What’s Happening” email events  Restaurant guide with Student reviews  Connect with Worcester Consortium events  Connect with Woo Card events  Interactive Media to show you what Worcester can offer Experience, Explore, and Discover
  • Benefits  Greater organized student community  More free time to explore and try new things  Greater level of awareness of campus and Worcester  Connect with Worcester surroundings TM
  • Development of Product  Create Application  Accessible to all Clark students through their Clark credentials  Create Clark Scheduler    Success depends on smooth functioning of campus maps and scheduling Extensive testing before launch to ensure smooth experience Create Clark Discover   Ability to offer variety   Depends on success of Clark Scheduler Integration with other Clark Services (ex. ZipCars) Constant Innovation and Improvement of Clark Discover TM
  • Funding and Future Vision  How will we use the initial Funding?  Main costs   Google Play USD $25 on time   Apple App store USD $100 per Year Consult with technical experts How to keep this Sustainable?  Financially   College Contract with ITS On Campus  Make it user friendly and reliable  Update with latest content  Integrate the app as daily tool for a Clark student TM
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