A window into
Frustrated by how difficult it was to find the time or contacts to engage with industry to explore our career options, and the unengaging traditional career resources available, we started Work Window so students could access the experiences that they actually want to use to help decide on a career path.
Through interactive virtual reality job shadowing and informational interview experiences, we transport students to the workplaces of their interest. Work Window allows them to feel like they are really there, in order to narrow in on their career options, and build the confidence to take the next steps in their career development journey.
Expose students to the world of work, without the headaches.
Research shows that 68% of Career Advisors want greater contact with employers and industry so they can more effectively advise students.
Covid related challenges, reduced work experience opportunities, increased complexity with work-based learning requirements, and an already crowded academic curriculum have made it more difficult for students to connect with industry and explore the world of work. Work Window offers a better alternative.
Who uses our platform?
We work with universities 🎓, high schools 🏫, and private career development practices 🏢 to provide their students or clients with an engaging, informative, and immersive means to explore their career options.
Career Exploration is a vital step in the career development process, but it's only one aspect of comprehensive career development.
To ensure our users receive thorough career guidance, we're integrating our platform into these organizations.
What are career practioners saying about Work Window?
Careers Counsellor at
Lourdes Hill College
Work Window is providing our students with the chance to explore a range of careers without having to leave the school grounds. Our students have been loving the opportunity to be able to feel as though they are present in a variety of different jobs and workplaces and they enjoy the chance the program provides to explore pathways they may not have considered.
The feedback from students has been wonderful and they love the immersive technology. I had one student say to me recently, “that was so much better than reading about a job online - I actually got to watch someone performing the role”. Others have commented on the fact that the experience showed them aspects of a role that they didn’t know existed.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Work Window to assist students in their career exploration as it is a valuable tool that can assist them in their career development journey.
Careers Counsellor at
St Laurence's College
What really appealed about Work Window, was the fact that it was delivered by Virtual Reality technology. This technology allows our students to explore careers in a really immersive and interactive way which is quite different to how they would traditionally explore careers through online websites or information in brochures and booklets. The feedback from our students has been very positive - they've engaged actively with the platform and many have expressed how much they enjoyed using Virtual Reality technology.
I really like that it's been easy to use, particularly in terms of showing the students how to use it. Cam and the team at Work Window have been really supportive in setting up the program to be able to run it effectively with our students. I'd definitely recommend that people look into using it to see how it could fit within their school context.
How does this fit into the career development process?
Work Window is not a replacement for physical job shadowing or work experience. The skills practiced by a student to enquire about job shadowing, meet with a professional face to face, and expand their network are all vitally important.
Instead, Work Window is a stepping stone to such physical experiences. Students can narrow in on their options, work out what they want to do physical work experience in, and build the confidence to take the next steps.