In February and March, the Vantage Point, Mary Baldwin University’s (MBU) Office of Personal and Professional Development, partnered with a walking tour and puzzle app to provide a 2020 career connection journey for MBU students.
The Traipse App leads users on a themed tour of Staunton’s historic downtown business district, stopping along the way to learn facts and complete riddles, brain-teasers, and other puzzles based on the surroundings. In partnering with Traipse, the Vantage Point created a “tour” of 34 Staunton locations, all within a mile of campus. These are places where MBU students can intern or work part-time while a student, where there are full-time positions available for graduates, and where they can meet key players in the Staunton professionals’ network.
Students are led to the different spots around town and have to solve a clue to receive information about the employment opportunities at that specific location. The app is free to use and students can complete the tour as their schedules allow.