What is this?

The Sign.al

What is this?

What is this?

The Sign.al is a website that empowers Penn students to explore unique, non-traditional, and often riskier career paths.

Since its launch in February 2017, the site has accumulated 27,000 page views and 4,000 readers. 

What do I do?

What do I do?

I am on the founding team of three who locked ourselves in a study room for 24 hours to build this website from scratch. We have since grown our team to 16.

I am also the PM for special projects and have contributed 14 articles as a writer.

 Projects I've completed include:  1. A  data article  on freshmen summer trends, the most visited page on the site.  2. A community-generated course list with voting features using JavaScript and Google Sheets.  3. A case competition for students to pitch why Amazon should base their new HQ in Philadelphia.

Projects I've completed include:

1. A data article on freshmen summer trends, the most visited page on the site.

2. A community-generated course list with voting features using JavaScript and Google Sheets.

3. A case competition for students to pitch why Amazon should base their new HQ in Philadelphia.

What did I use?

What did I use?

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ghost CMS, Adobe Design Suite, Trello, and Slack.

 

What am I most proud of?

What am I most proud of?

The inspiration behind this project came from frustration I and my founding members had towards the pre-professional “drink the koolaid” culture at Penn. We realized the number one reason students fail to explore creative careers is a lack of knowledge and resources.

Therefore, The Sign.al’s collection of interviews, data articles, and tools aims to address this issue for all generations to come.