Category Archives: CAREERS

Shapr: When Swiping Right Can Land Jobs

Erin Gardner | Culture Staff Writer | eg245916@ohio.edu

Meet Shapr: a networking app in the digital age. Think of it as the brainchild of the apps LinkedIn and Tinder. Recently, advertisements for Shapr have been popping up on campus, so FANGLE decided to do some digging about the realistic marketing aspects of the app.

Forbes’sThis App Makes Professional Networking As Easy As Swiping Right” explains in detail that “Shapr is an app that takes a new approach to professional networking. Using a smart algorithm, Shapr provides 10-15 profiles of other professionals nearby with similar interests to be evaluated daily. Much like the popular dating app, Tinder, users swipe left or right to indicate if they would like to connect with the individual. Once two individuals both swipe right on each other’s profile, they can message to connect over coffee in person.”

The app works similar to Tinder where it presents similar profiles that its algorithm think would pair well with the user. The user then can “swipe right” if the user thinks the compatibility is right. If both users swipe right, then it’s a match and they can message each other for professional situations. The app, it seems, targets its audience to millennials, while digital networking is made easier.

iTunes reviews are generally pretty positive about the app, calling it a genius invention that makes networking and marketing easier, especially in intense travel situations.

Emily O’Flynn, a junior majoring in Strategic Communication in Scripps weighs in, “I think it’s an interesting idea in theory! I would have to learn more about the app because on Tinder you judge people on physical appearances and I don’t believe you should judge professional based on what people’s faces look like.”

O’Flynn continues with “I believe this will be a great way to meet other professionals in the industry in a more casual setting! I think this app will work better to meet professionals similar to you rather than recruiting potential talent for companies… I love both Tinder and LinkedIn, so I would at least try out the app.”

“Shapr seems like an interesting idea, but I don’t know how widely used or successful it will be,” says freshman Elena Golubovich. “I think it will be a speed round of looking through resumes, which will benefit employers, [but] employees will have face-to-face effect taken away from them as a result of social media interaction.”

Golubovich concedes with the notion of trying out the app with “because I don’t employ anyone, no. As an employee, maybe. I’d wait a little while to watch its success.”

 

 

Why You Should Apply To Be One of the Next Pepsi Scholars

Delaney Swift | CDLC Partner | delaneymswift@gmail.com

The Career and Leadership Development Center is proud to announce the opening application of this year’s Pepsi Leadership Scholars program. Pepsi Scholars main facilitator, Chelsea von Pagels, has provided us with some insight on what is new with the scholarship and what potential applicants, students, and OHIO Staff can expect from the program and those chosen to be a part of it.

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Bobcat Spotlight: Summer Internships That Will Make You Get Your Resume Ready

Ohio University requires an internship credit to graduate. Some students may find this a burden but others take full advantage of the opportunities that the university provides for them. Check out these internships from students who had them to improve your resumé and possibly even get you a job after graduation.

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Star Wars Co-Producer Skypes OU Students

Culture Staff Writer | Alex Warner | aw640112@ohio.edu

John Swartz, an OU grad, Skyped with OU students to talk about working on the new Star Wars movie. Source: Lucas Films
John Swartz, an OU grad, Skyped with OU students to talk about working on the new Star Wars movie. Source: Lucas Films

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… John Swartz was an Ohio University student studying media and film. Now, he is working in the industry and just co-produced a fan favorite, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. But his opportunity with Lucas Films wasn’t just handed to him. Swartz spoke to students on Tuesday, March 15, via Skype, not only about the hard work that goes into making movies, but that also goes into getting into the film industry.

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Minors for Journalism Majors That Will Help You Get Hired

Lifestyle Writer | Rachel Sinistro | rs651613@ohio.edu

Many college students come to the point when they have to make the pressing decision of which minor, if any, that they should choose. You are not required to have a minor in order to graduate and some might even say that it is a waste of your time. However, think of it this way; if you apply for a job and are up against a close competitor, an impressive minor might just be the advantage you need for the employer to choose you over the competitor. Continue reading Minors for Journalism Majors That Will Help You Get Hired

Summer Bucket List

Lifestyle Writer | Chelsea Sick | cs117913@ohio.edu

When April rolls around and anxiety about finals starts weighing me down, I find myself daydreaming of all of the things I have to do over the summer. Every one of my summers has started like this: sleep until noon, watch Netflix until four, and then maybe if I get the motivation to do anything, I will hang out with friends at night. I always tell myself, “Ok tomorrow I’ll be productive, you have so many things you want to do.” Next thing I know it is August and the only thing I have accomplished is watching all 11 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy… twice. Continue reading Summer Bucket List

A Guide to Snag a Last Minute Summer Internship

Culture and Lifestyle Writer | Caitlyn Adams | ca023612@ohio.edu

Thinking about summer isn’t supposed to be stressful. Image via bkmag.com
Thinking about summer isn’t supposed to be stressful.
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As the semester winds down, a campus-wide sob can be heard. It could be because students are sad to leave or because finals are approaching. More likely than not, it’s the sound of procrastinating college students breaking down over the fact that they’ve yet to finalize an internship for the summer. Endless phone calls from parents, countless emails from advisors and approximately one emotional meltdown a week. While others are anxious to arrive home and relax for three months, these students have a different agenda for the upcoming break. Continue reading A Guide to Snag a Last Minute Summer Internship

McDonald’s Considering Minimum Wage Increase

Society Staff Writer | John Carpenter

wageMcDonald’s might have finally figured out that paying its low-wage workers more would actually be a good thing.

McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson recently suggested his company would support a bill, proposed by President Barack Obama, raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25.  Continue reading McDonald’s Considering Minimum Wage Increase

When Opposites Attract: Extroverts Vs. Introverts in Relationships

Lifestyle Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

Differences attract, but communication keeps you together photo via candidandfrankphotography
Differences attract, but communication keeps you together
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One would never guess that the girl sitting in the corner at the bar using her cellphone as a social shield would end up dating the guy who’s buying shots for the entire place. The age-old saying “opposites attract” couldn’t be more accurate here. Thanks to immediate access to dating websites and good old-fashioned chemistry, it’s not uncommon for opposite personality types to end up together. Regardless if you’ve met the yin to your yang online or at the bar, you might be faced with hurdles that will test your relationship, but these aren’t impossible to overcome. Extrovert or introvert, there are some tried and true pointers to help keep any relationship alive. Continue reading When Opposites Attract: Extroverts Vs. Introverts in Relationships