The inspiration behind the idea of Freshman for success, is to provide 1st and 2nd-year students with internship opportunities. As our team is made up of mostly made up of freshmen students, we wanted to create an app that will help students achieve getting an internship. Obtaining an internship is important because even at entry-level positions, every prospective employer prefers to hire someone with industry experience who they can rely on and who doesn't require extensive training. Therefore, obtaining an internship will help in your experience background, it also provides the opportunity to pay off student debt and loans which many students will face.
What it does
The Facebook page is a bot that prints out data in its inter-base on internship opportunities available for first- and second-year students.
How we built it
We built the bot using interface scraping on the LinkedIn job website. Using 4 categories, jobs that are posted in the last 24hrs, jobs that are in the US, jobs that are Either remote or physical, and jobs that are only internships. We used python to create the code and selenium which scraped the data. We made the Facebook page using Meta -Graph-Api which created a token, using that token we can post the content on the page using python code.
Challenges we ran into
Finding the Data for the websites that would work, and making sure it was in the right class, we also faced trouble making the token for our Facebook page.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Expanding our knowledge in code, the fact that we are able to create a big project that helps other in less than 24hrs as first year freshman students and first-time hackathon members.
What we learned
We learned that when things get difficult not to give up, we learned data analytic skills.
What's next for Freshman for success
Since we have already developed the necessary algorithms for the bot, we are planning to expand the concepts in other social media platform such as twitter , discord and instagram.