Shaker was commissioned by U.S. Cellular to create a dynamic, interactive, mobile-friendly, web-based portal to allow interns and hiring managers to have access to tools and resources, as well as a discussion forum. While the portal is focused mainly on interns, it will become a hub for hiring managers to gain more insight to interns and have access to hiring procedures and nuances unique to the internship program.
As well, it seeks to connect user groups in various geographic locations, allowing for a community feeling for individuals based at both the corporate and satellite offices as well as across disciplines. A site like the Internal Portal serves a multifaceted objective: to disseminate information while, above all, creating a sense of inclusion amongst interns, as well as offering a way for hiring managers to assess if a candidate, beyond just their education and background, will fit well into the company culture. This tool allows for recruiting in a more personal and purposeful manner.