Archive for March, 2009

Introducing our Workation Portal!

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Summer Workation is working hard to select the teachers for our pilot program. While we will only be able to serve a limited number of teachers through our pilot program this year, we have another service that can help every teacher create his or her summer plans!

Introducing our Workation Portal! This new portal will allow teachers to easily search and apply for workation opportunities. Employers can post opportunities for free and browse through select parts of teachers’ resumes. You can always access the job board at: http://www.summerworkation.org/workations/

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Some job board tips:

Teachers:

  • Sign up for a free teacher account here: Teacher Account Signup
  • Post your resume. This way as employers sign up for the site they can find you!
  • Check back often. We will constantly be adding new opportunities!

Employers:

  • Sign up for a free employer account here: Employer Account Signup
  • Post your opportunities for free online and accept application through our portal
  • Maximize your visibility by purchasing a premium posting

We are still in the beta phase of our workation portal, so be sure to report any bugs you encounter at help@summerworkation.org.

Sharing Summer Workation

Friday, March 20th, 2009

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We have been taking Summer Workation on the road to showcase our social enterprise. So far, Summer Workation has been met with great success – described below.

Harvard i3 – Led by Troy Murrell, Summer Workation was named a finalist in the i3 innovation challenge. Over the course of the competition we put together some great marketing/promotional materials that describe Summer Workation. We also made some great contacts (from venture capitalists to academics) that were extremely interested in our program.

MIT MABPC – Summer Workation was recently named a semi-finalist in the MIT mid-Atlantic business contest. We are going down to Washington DC in May to present our idea in the finals. We will keep you posted with the results of this competition.

We welcome these opportunities to share Summer Workation with others and hope the meaningful conversations we have had will only work to further improve the SW model! If you know of any other individuals/organizations we can share our idea with, do let us know!