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High School Students:

Why should I use Vita?

Despite the fact that there are numerous job aggregators, many of them have either few or no postings for high school students. Moreover, not all students are necessarily interested in a job as their extracurricular activity: some students may choose to find an internship or volunteer opportunity. Vita fields all three of these positions while making it easy for students to create an account and communicate with employers.

Why did you guys pivot to a web-only platform rather than a mobile app?

A lot of factors played into this decision, but ultimately, we understood that our first platform would have to support both students and employers. Don’t worry, though: our website is mobile-friendly and responsive. In addition to all of this, we will also be launching a "status" companion app, where students can track their applications, bookmarked jobs, and receive notifications.

Why does the sign-up page only ask me for my name and my email? Where’s my password?

Our site uses two-factor authentication for each of its users. Therefore, after signing up, you will receive an email that will tell you a randomly generated password that you can use to login again. Once you have access to your account, you can change your password to anything you like.

How does communication work between students and employers?

As of right now, messaging is not integrated within the actual applications. Rather, employers will communicate with students through email. We find this to be the best medium for employers and students to interact, especially if students are required to supplement their application with a resume, transcript, etc. Furthermore, for each position, students can see the preferred method of communication, whether this be through the standard email, phone call, or in-person meeting.

What areas are you guys currently operating in?

We are currently operating around Downtown Frederick, Whittier, Westview Promenade, and the Villages of Urbana in Maryland. We hope to expand further into surrounding counties in the DMV, such as Montgomery and Washington, by the end of the year/beginning of 2019.

Do students have to pay in order to use the site?

Students do not need to pay in order to use the Vita platform. We strive to ensure that all students can find the opportunity that they deserve no matter their financial situation.

Can I turn off ads completely on Vita?

Advertising revenue supports our ability to offer you a plethora of opportunities without a fee to students, so ads cannot be turned completely off.

Employers and Organizations:

Why should I use Vita?

There are a plethora of benefits to hiring high school students for jobs. For example, students will typically demand lower wages and fewer benefits, certain businesses can receive tax breaks and credits for hiring high school students, and new worker cultures can be embedded in certain environments.

How does communication work between students and employers?

As of right now, messaging is not integrated within the actual application. Rather, employers will communicate with students through email. We find this to be the best medium for employers and students to interact, especially if students are required to supplement their application with a resume, transcript, etc. Furthermore, for each position, students can see the preferred method of communication with the respective employer, whether this be through the standard email, phone call, or in-person meeting.

How do businesses pay their subscription fee?

Our platform is set up such that employers can pay with their credit card information. Of course, some businesses may prefer that Vita uploads their jobs for them. In that case, make sure to contact us regarding any special requests or concerns.

Can businesses request refunds? Are there coupons available for businesses?

Businesses cannot request refunds. Furthermore, while they can repeal their subscription fee, they will still be charged for the portion of the month their listing was on the platform. Likewise, there are no available coupons for businesses at this time.

Can businesses pay to have their job

At the current moment, businesses cannot pay to have their job "featured" on the site. However, as our business continues to grow and as more job listings are added, we will consider adding that functionality within the platform.

Still have a question about Vita? Don’t hesitate to contact us.