Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma August 2018 - Page 22

Students, Alumni Hook-Up for Work through THOOMAZO App BY VAN MITCHELL | PHOTO BY KAREN MOORE C ollege students need jobs and local residents sometimes need help with various jobs ranging from mowing yards to cleaning homes. Now those two entities can be linked up thanks to Thoomazo a web-based app designed to connect the talents of Oklahoma Christian University students with the needs of OC alumni and friends. Thoomazo provides personal services, such as house cleaning, yard work, tutoring, dog grooming, auto and home maintenance, ride and delivery services, and childcare, all by current OC students. This opportunity allows OC students to earn money on a flexible schedule and allow alumni to support students, said Connor Lankford, one of the two project investors. In addition to supporting students, 22 August 2018 | The Business Times Thoomazo’s long-term mission is to fund other OC projects through the College of Business Administration. “We are funding to create jobs for college students and connect students with the Edmond community,” Lankford said. “Many Edmond residents would love to support our local universities and this is an opportunity for residents to directly support OC students striving to pay for their college education. These are usually flexible-type of jobs and ones that people would want to hire students for.” Lankford said Thoomazo was launched earlier this year and has been growing. “We really tried to get the word out to the alumni and friends of the alumni,” he said. “It has steadily grown as we have opened it up.” Lankford said the other investor is Kevin Lawrence. Thoomazo’s Mission To provide amazing Christ-like service to the OC community at an attractive price in order to add value to the college experience.