The idea is to give people of all ages a platform they can use to connect globally with each other to enable free-flowing exchange of information, experience, knowledge and ideas in a lively, online community. Users from all over the world will be able to register and create profiles, sharing as much or as little about themselves as they choose. Once logged in, they will be able to access chat rooms, online forums, blogs and a range of interactive tools. It could see an 18-year old student exchanging ideas with a seasoned Harvard scholar, simply by clicking an icon.
Wozedu is meant for companies too, as it hopes to provide them a virtual space to interact with users, post job opportunities, answer queries and offer internships and work experience that for many can be the first vital stepping stone into full time employment. It works by taking the best of what the most popular social media sites have to offer, adding social engagement with opportunities for personal development, and giving it a clear focus on education and career building.
Currently, the prospects of finding employment for youngsters, not only in the UK but the world over, are grim. This is where Wozedu steps in. Assenting heartily is Adam Mazrani,
a Masters student at UCL who enunciates that Wozedu is much needed in today‘s setting and would “really help my decision making process – now for the right educational choices and eventually into a career.”
A group of students from Merchant Taylors‘ Boys and Merchant Taylor‘ Girls School took part in pilot testing of Wozedu.com early this year. The students who had a first glimpse of the educational social media site found it easy to navigate and enjoyed linking and chatting with friends. Susan Burke, the Head of Careers at the school could well envisage the benefits of such a site. “The ability to find work experience, discuss career ideas, learn how to create a winning CV and evaluate skills developed through extra-curricular activities by simply building up a personal profile,” she says, “is precious. As career advisors, we need to educate students to manage their online identity and make this a winning competitive advantage for all students.”
Users will be able to watch inspirational videos by people who have established successful careers in law, medicine, banking and a range of other sectors, who will be at hand to offer guidance and support. Impressed with this particular aspect, celebrity chef Rick Stein offers his conviction that, “Wozedu.com is a great idea in the way it allows students to effectively network globally through education to assist them in reaching their chosen study and career goals.”
Furthermore, Stein believes it to be “one of the most exciting new social media ideas that will make a real difference.”
The website will also contain video footage of professionals from several vocations who will share their personal experiences whereas the forums will help in facilitating productive discussions, much like a think tank, bringing minds together.
Much like other popular social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, Wozedu will have pages available in a range of languages, and options for employers from across the globe to interact as part of the Wozedu community. With a wealth of information and resources online,
Wozedu will be the first stop for anyone wanting to lay the foundations and set their career alight.
Wozedu is a soon-to-be-launched edu-social networking website that takes the finest aspects of social engagement and merges it with avenues for personal development and career growth.
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