Next Step Go, powered by Cued-In, was created to bridge the gap between students and employers. By cultivating connections with prospective K-12 students in local and regional school systems, Next Step Go provides integral business networking opportunities that currently do not exist in the market today.
The First Steps
Defining the Brand
We started with the business’s core initial colors of a light green and dark blue to accentuate a heavy contrast. From there, other colors were selected to complement the brand.
Login Landing Page
The login page is the initial landing page to access the Next Step Go dashboard. The employee, that works for the employeer, is immediately prompted to login. If the employee does not already have an account, they can select the register button in the top right-hand corner and the card will flip and ask for information to create an account.
The Employers Dashboard
Once logged in, widgets located on the main screen are easily customizable. This demonstration example includes recent postings, analytics, and upcoming calendar events. Other items relevant to the employers are found on the left hand side and become highlighted when the page is active.
The postings page is where employers can add opportunities they would like students to see. Opportunities include job postings, learning opportunities, or scholarships which are labeled by a colored bar in the bottom left corner of each card. The section on the right side of this page is where the employer can add a post or filter through the card listings already in the system.
The applications page is where users of the system can view all applications submitted by students. The sort feature, located at the top, filters the applications depending on the category selected. The timeline located underneath displays how many applicants are in each stage of the review process. New applications displayed on the left can be viewed by selecting the eye icon.
Once the application is reviewed, the listing is moved over to the reviewed applications section on the right side. Selecting the ribbon icon on the right side on a reviewed application activates three call to actions: schedule an interview, extend an offer, or archive.