A social networking site for Ashesi students and alumni

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2018-04
Authors
Golloh, Selassie
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Social networking sites (SNSs) are a 21st century phenomenon which has come to stay. There exist over a hundred social networking sites created for various reasons which support a wide range of interests. With over a thousand alumni since Ashesi’s first graduate class in 2005, there is no Ashesi platform for both students and alumni to connect with one another to build relationships. The available platforms have either Students or Alumni but not both parties. Although there are popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, these sites do not serve as an appropriate platform for alumni to connect with students due to its large population. This project sought to create a Social Networking Site solely for the Ashesi community. This is to connect students with alumni to develop relationships, collaborate on projects, provide mentorship and increase job opportunities. In addition, the project sought to provide an easy and accurate way of generating a CV in the Ashesi format. This is to replace the manual approach employed by students which often resulted in formatting errors. In summary, this project involved the creation of a web application with the basic features of social networking sites to allow for interaction between Ashesi students and alumni.
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Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems, April 2018
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web application, Ashesi University, social networking site, alumni, CV preparation
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