We realized that most student don't know what they want to do as a career and there aren't many easy ways for them to sample different career paths. 25%-50% of students start college as an undecided major and 75% of graduates ended up switching their major. We wanted to create a service that will help easy this problem.
What it does
Our app lets employers post videos of their daily work like and allows students to view them. Students can choose what profession they want to explore and then which professional they want to follow. They can then watch the videos that that professional has posted. Students can also ask specific questions of a profession, such as "how does a stand up meeting work," and professionals see these questions and have the chance to respond, helping students get a better idea of what exactly the profession is.
How I built it
We built an Android app with Java, a back-end persistence service with Python, and designed components with Photoshop.
Challenges I ran into
We ran into a lot of problems with the back-end - it was some of the teammembers first time working with apis and it was a struggle to go through. There were lots of miscommunications due to not fully understanding the platforms we worked on, but we caught them and came to solutions that fixed the problems we were having.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I've very proud of myself and my teammates for pulling off this app - we worked very hard on it and we're happy with the result.