WHO WE ARE
Forkaia is the future of work and education. We believe college students deserve better tools to assist them in their journey. So we built a vast ecosystem of talent, tools and resources that supports college students at every point of their careers and helps them prosper.
Our platform includes an Innovation Lab of over 200 startups, Startup Accelerator, Consulting Agency, Academy, Creative Accelerator, a Farm system that nurtures, trains, and manages a new type of talent – the Business Athlete, and a one of a kind Talent Agency through which the world’s greatest resources in a soon-to-be AI-driven world (young, talented human brains) will be trained, selected (drafted), managed, compensated and placed (traded) where they may maximize the application of their skills for the betterment of humanity as a whole.
Forkaia started 3 years ago by giving college students a chance to participate in our company, get real life experience and grow. We wanted to encourage students to build their ideas and start their own startups. We built multiple programs to help them learn new skills, develop their talents and get the work experience they need so they can go further in their professional careers.
Today, we have helped over 1,000 college students land the jobs they want, get work experience, and start their own businesses.
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a UX Designer. This role includes leading research in the form of client and customer interviews, persona development, buyers journey creation, content audits, conversion optimization, and usability testing.
The successful candidate should be a passionate, detail-oriented individual who will work as a communicative team player and deliver high-quality work. You will be responsible for improving how FORKaiA website feels, and help create an enjoyable experience for our customers.
- Consulting with users and management team to understand their goals and explaining research results
- Conducting usability testing
- Developing personas and usage scenarios
- Analyzing user feedback and activity, and iterating to enhance the user experience
- Assisting with content development
- Conducting competitor and customer analysis
Skills & Qualifications
- Ability to understand business metrics and translate company goals and objectives into digital experiences
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to communicate ideas to developers
- Knowledge of industry tools like Adobe, Zeplin, OmniGraffle, Illustrator and Sketch
- Problem-solving skills to determine solutions to user interface challenges
- Multi-tasking and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
- Analytical mind with business acumen
- Ability to work both independently and in a team
- Attention to detail and mastery of information design
QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR
Aptitude. We value potential as much as experience. Many of our top contributors had no AI experience prior to Forkaia. People learn the skills they need while also performing useful work along the way.
Team Player. AI is a team sport, and we appreciate people who are exceptionally thoughtful and nice.
Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.
Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future.
Grit: able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company.
Solution Oriented: Helps to identify the source of a question or challenge and provide the right, or a better, way of doing things.
Strong interpersonal skills. Can you impress customers and be clearly understood as well as persuade them to work with us?
Strong verbal and written communications. You should be able to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Analytical and result-oriented. You are mission driven, but also and extremely results-oriented. You go above and beyond to meet your goals.
Determination and Scrappiness. You don’t give up easily.You take initiative and proactively get things done with low resources, but thinking creatively and doing what is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
We have a collaborative environment where we discuss challenges and ideas openly. Everything from quick design questions, philosophic discussions, to fun ideas for our technology – nothing is off limits. At Forkaia, you have the utmost creative freedom to work on your passions, and be able to make a significant impact early on. We want our team to think unconventionally, be creative, and find elegant solutions to problems that are yet unsolved. We are an engineering-driven organization; everyone here makes product decisions.
We work with you and task jobs in the areas you find interesting so you’re engaged and learning all the time. Every day is different and you’ll be working on multiple, innovative projects simultaneously. We’re a values-centered, nonpartisan organization with a smart foundation for stable growth.
Our ecosystem gives our interns access to move freely within roles, teams and startups and choose to work on whatever they want. You can open any of Forkaia’s doors and try out different companies, sectors and roles so you can get a good feel of what you like and don’t like as you prepare to launch your career.
You don’t have to be a software engineer If you want to work in Tech. You just need passion and the drive to learn; there’s IT, data, engineering, research, marketing, sales, product, operations, administration, design and communication teams to choose from.
This will be more than an internship, by working at Forkaia you’re part a network of resources, opportunities, people and ideas that will last you a lifetime. We’re building a world that hires, works, lives and thinks differently and we’re excited to share that with you.
Strong work ethic. All of us believe in our work’s ability to change human lives, and consequently work not just smart, but also hard.
Growth mindset. We are eager to teach you new skills and invest in your continual development. But learning is hard work, so this is something we hope you’ll want to do.
One Team Mentality. We care and watch out for each other. We’re humble individually and go after big goals together.
Flexibility. You should be flexible in your tasks and do whatever is needed, ranging from lower-level tasks like scheduling to high level recruiting strategy.
Mission-driven. People at Forkaia care deeply about building AI in a way that benefits humanity.
Thoughtful. Building powerful technologies with the potential to impact society requires deep reflection and discussion.
Collaborative. Many of our biggest advances grew out of work done across multiple teams.
Goal-oriented. We move both quickly and deliberately to balance research and engineering objectives.
Growth mindset. We believe in the power of feedback and encourage a mindset of continuous learning and growth.
BENEFITS & PERKS
- Collaborate with friendly, talented people with diverse backgrounds
- Fun and exciting projects to choose from
- Flexible schedule – we care about life-work balance
- Projects/work tailored towards your interest
- Make contacts across multiple industries who can help you in your career
- Get Exposure, Boost Your reputation
- Build impressive and extensive portfolio and gain real life experience working with diverse teams
- Academic Credit: Students may receive course credit. Staff will work with the school/advisor on achieving desired learning outcomes and completing all necessary paperwork.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
At Forkaia, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Forkaia believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.