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  • Start-ups much more likely to hire full-time employees than larger companiesLarger companies are looking mostly for internsEverybody wants to get their name outStart-ups have troubleBig companies are competing with each otherGet a stack of resumes on paper, want them in electronic form
  • Frustrated not knowing what positions are available or where companies are locatedHate wandering around and waiting in lineDon’t want to research companies beforehand but can’t get information once at the fairRecruiters often don’t know about positions outside their own dept.Have lots of things to carry
  • Frustrated not knowing what positions are available or where companies are locatedHate wandering around and waiting in lineDon’t want to research companies beforehand but can’t get information once at the fairRecruiters often don’t know about positions outside their own dept.Have lots of things to carry
  • Recruiters spend money: (registration fee, giveaway swag, recruiters’ lodging and travel)Makes financial sense  time and money
  • After all this research, we think there’s an opportunity to create a mobile service to help students to better connect at careers and attendees at conferences.

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  • 2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Hi. We are Scout. Linda Le. JordyZagdanski. Brittany Hamtil. Faye Han. Eli Rosen.2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Job Fairs &Conferences are ToughThey can be frustrating andconfusing to navigate. Getting themost out of them requires a lot ofplanning.2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • We Want to HelpWe want to make it easier to filterout the noise so that you can findthe opportunity that you are lookingfor.2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • HUNT STATEMENTCareer Fairs Conferences Design a mobile service Design a mobile service to support students to assist attendees in seeking employment by developing contacts and providing them with finding jobs. tailored information to focus their search.2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • User Research Who did we talk to? Recruiters Students Job Fair Coordinator2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • What We Found Out: Recruiters Start-ups more likely to hire full-time employees Start-ups have trouble attracting students Larger companies are looking mostly for interns Q: “How many hires do you expect from this fair?” A: “None.” – recruiter at large company2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • What We Found Out: Students Busy Need more information Awkward approaching unknown companies Recruiters are not knowledgeable about every position2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • What We Found Out: Coordinator Employers pay for a booth at the career fair They can pay extra to be an advertised sponsor The school pays for the online career fair information service (Symplicity) “It would be great to have a vehicle for online student employer interaction”2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • CAREER FAIR2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • CONFERENCE2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Career Fairs & Conferences S.E.T. FACTORS2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Career Fairs & Conferences S.E.T. FACTORS2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Popularity of mobile devices – almost everyone has one Pressure to connect with recruiters on a personal level Career Fairs & Conferences S.E.T. FACTORS2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Career Fairs & Conferences S.E.T. FACTORS2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Students are on a budget and need a job Recruiters already spend big bucks at career fairs Makes financial sense for students and jobs to be matched more quickly Career Fairs & Conferences S.E.T. FACTORS2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Career Fairs & Conferences S.E.T. FACTORS2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Advances in mobile technology WiFi freely available 3G/4G widely available Content provided in real time Career Fairs & Conferences S.E.T. FACTORS2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Competitive AnalysisBloodhound SCAD2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Competitive AnalysisGrupio South by Southwest2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Competitive AnalysisSymplicity2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Competitive Analysis2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Competitive Analysis2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Personas Chris Singer – Job fair attendee Andrew Finley – Recruiter Amy Henderson – Conference attendee2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Chris Singer Senior at Carnegie Mellon studying Computer Science Looking for a job as a Software Engineer Very unorganized – wasn’t able to research companies before coming to the career fair2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • AndrewFinley Employee at a start- up company No previous recruiting experience Sent to the career fair to find talented people2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • AmyHenderson Works as a Usability Consultant Sent to the conference to discover new user experience techniques and to build contacts with other companies2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN
  • Thank you.2/19/2012 SCOUT: EXPLORATION PHASE LINDA LE | JORDY ZAGDANSKI | BRITTANY HAMTIL | FAYE HAN | ELI ROSEN