As the University of Central Florida grows, the number of students using the placement center increases and the number of prospective employers conducting interviews also increases rapidly. The present system for scheduling interviews and maintaining records on students and employers is time and paperwork intensive, and is falling behind the load.
The system described in this paper is designed to do most of the interaction with students seeking interviews to aid the staff in scheduling the employers' interviewing days, and to do most of the record keeping of eligible students and prospective employers.
The several program modules are written in Basic language on the IBM Personal Computer in order that: 1) They may be easily updated, trouble shot, and modified by student assistants. 2) An individual task may be revised without affecting all the other tasks which the system does. 3) The system be as "user friendly" as possible, thus not requiring computer literacy on the part of staff and students. 4) The system would be kept completely under the control of the placement center staff so that it can be made available on whatever schedule is deemed best; this also would enhance security of the database.
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Debo, John C., "An Automated System for University Placement Center Interview Scheduling and Database Management" (1985). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4828.
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