Teach for America

From Excel to an Enterprise Scheduling View

Teach For America recruits college graduates of all majors and career interests to teach in urban areas across the United States. The recruits attend a five-week training program at one of six host universities. Interviewing and training at multiple sites across the country require scheduling for hundreds of recruits and staff members.

"Prior to using Flash Appointments, we used Excel files with intensive macros to schedule our summer staff interviews. It was a real challenge, and we couldn't create a national scheduling view.

The use of Flash Appointments has saved considerable man hours and has had a significant impact on our organization. We like the automatic email notifcations and reports, which help us reconcile interview activities.

We added skill sets to the mix. This means if a school needs math teachers, we can better meet the needs of interviewees and schools during the scheduling process.

Our vision is to bring together the needs of everyone involved in the life cycle of corps members, and to see where an enterprise-wide solution fits."

Recently Teach For America extended its use of Flash Appointments to include interview scheduling between corps members and school principals.

"Flash Appointments fits well for us."

Jeff Amster
Managing Director for Technology Project Management,
Teach for America

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Online Appointment Scheduling from Flash Appointments, an unmatched balance of benefits:

  • Affordability
  • Ease of use
  • Power

Affordable. The Solo Plan starts at just $10/month. All plans offer unlimited appointments and users. No sneaky charges for high appointment volume or additional logins.

Easy to Use. Flash Appointments is a rich internet application (RIA). That means updates occur in a single page. For instance, clients will want to shop for an ideal opening. In Flash Appointments when the user clicks a new date or service, available appointment times update instantly on the same screen. That makes it easy to shop around especially when schedules are filling up and availability is limited.

Powerful. We use filtering to manage large data sets. That means Flash Appointments can scale up to meet your growing business needs. Try the demo to see how we can handle:

  • Many schedules,
  • Complex service menus,
  • Multiple locations