Scan Factor began from the pains of a student, a recruiter, and a career center employee. Fortunately for us, they were all the same person: Scan Factor’s founder.
As a student he never knew how many resumes to print before the fair, he didn’t like having to download any app to prepare for the fair, he was missing business cards he had either lost or not received, and overall felt that the process was outdated and unorganized.
After a summer internship, our founder was invited to be a recruiter for the company he had interned for at a career fair. During this fair, he painstakingly wrote down with a pen and paper the names, emails, and majors of the students he spoke with. At the end, of the day he and the other recruiter stared at the pages of information and resumes and could not put a name to a face. All of the worthwhile conversations that they had were now worthless because they couldn’t remember who the white paper and black ink represented.
That same year, he began working for his university's career center while working on his master’s degree. During this time he uncovered the most surprising career fair characteristic yet, universities have almost no data on what is happening at their fairs! Schools have amazingly little information on student and recruiter preferences, activity, and interactions.
Scan Factor emerged from these disappointments to transform career fairs. We are here to make everything easier, faster, and better for students, recruiters, and universities.