Immersive Interview Preparation for Marginalized Populations
Sandwich for a Story leverages the power of 360-video and virtual reality to simulate job interview experiences and improve employment outcomes.
Sandwich for a Story has interacted with over four thousand homeless individuals, and connected with people in over 26 countries through speaking engagements and the web.
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Interview Preparation Developed with the Candidate in Mind.
We have seen the impact that societal stigma has created for homeless people attempting to enter the work force. Many homeless people have described to us how anxious and confused they feel when going through the job acquisition process, and specifically job interviews.
We seek to bridge the confidence gap in the interview preparation process
Sandwich for a Story has interacted with over four thousand homeless individuals, and connected with people in over 26 countries through speaking engagements and the web. Our organization has also been featured multiple local and national media outlets including Global News, CTV News, CBC RadioOne, and TEDx. Recently we were selected to be represented at the Millennium Campus Conference at UN Headquarters in 2015 and the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference and the Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Conference in 2016.
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Co-Founder, Director of Program Development
Sam Sawchuk is currently the Co-Founder & Director of Program Development for Sandwich for a Story. Sam has significant expertise as a career coach through his work in the technology industry at Hired in San Francisco where he trained candidates to prepare for their interview's with some of the world's leading technology companies. Sam also has worked with Ayogo Health, Uber, Tembo Education, and Startup Calgary.
Evan Mitchell Beck
Co-Founder, Director of Communications & Outreach
Evan is a passionate advocate for mental health and homeless issues. He has professional experience working closely on these issues with international students, homeless individuals in Canada and impoverished populations in Uganda. His mission is to ensure that an inclusive psychological approach is taken when members of the SFS community are communicating with homeless individuals.
Director of Content & Media Engagement
Through his studies, Alex has developed an infectious interest in the discourse of homelessness. Combined with his first hand experiences gained through years of experience meeting with people on the streets with Sandwich For a Story, he hopes to further the discourse of homelessness into a more open discussion through content syndication.
Sandwich for a Story has been featured in a variety of local and national coverage & has been invited to attend some of the world's leading conferences.
During the summer of 2013, Evan Beck was visiting Sam Sawchuk in Vancouver. They wanted to get together and figure out unique ways to help those in need. They toyed around with a ton of different ideas, but they all seemed far too complex and they were clearly missing something. “An element of humanity seemed to be absent because through all the jargon and bureaucracy, it seems many organizations often forget that the homeless are well… people,” says Sam.
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