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Since it first hit the internet, social media has become a place to bring people together in a variety of ways. From interacting with friends all over the world to learning the latest dance moves or makeup techniques from influencers, almost any social information is available at our fingertips. But one void that wasn’t being filled when it came to career-oriented college students was a place to go to customize personal interactions and form genuine connections with employers. Then came Sparc. Launched in 2021, Sparc, a “User-Centric Marketplace,” is a social network and talent marketplace primarily used by professionals and college students. Sparc serves two main purposes. First, it is a place for college students to directly connect with potential employers for job opportunities; and secondly, it offers professionals a platform to monetize their knowledge through tutoring, coaching, and hosting events. Basically, Sparc is a medium enabling seamless information exchange. “We solve the marketing and pipeline issues for employers and allow them to seamlessly source, engage, and evaluate talent,” explains founder and CEO Laurel Djoukeng. “Technology that integrates online and offline activities and transactions is now a method of operation trusted by people worldwide.” 

How it Works

Unlike other services available to help students find jobs, Sparc offers connectivity. It is the first platform on  the market to offer an efficient method for employees and students to easily connect with one another, eliminating the problems of access, time, and money because professionals can easily communicate and arrange recruiting events and scale it to hundreds of thousands of colleges and professional organizations. This easily allows both students and professionals to find organizations of interest instantly and form partnerships, as well as arrange meetings or events on demand. According to founder and CEO Laurel Djoukeng, this is a win-win for all participants. “I help people earn money based off their passion and interests, and I help students connect directly with employers, and vice-versa.”  

What the Future Holds

As a leader of offering an efficient method to showcase jobs and highlight college students skill-sets (that allow them to earn money from their dorm room), the future is looking bright for Sparc. Djoukeng has plans to raise a pre-seed round of $1.5 million in the next year, which he believes is possible because Sparc has clearly differentiated itself from other platforms with similar goals. “We know we can execute our strategy,” says Djoukeng. “We are a platform that delivers , a social networks centered around personal connectivity, AI and data analytics to our customers. As Sparc grows, we will be the desired place for college students and professionals to earn money, engage with other members based on mutual interests, and connect with companies for career opportunities. Sparc will transform how people around the world engage with one another and generate income to live their best life.”

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