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University partners with online portfolio company to bolster job prospects

Technology has touched nearly every facet of modern life in one way or another. Communicating. Dating. Driving. Shopping. Now, a new partnership between The University of Toledo and Seelio is infusing a new technology into the way students present themselves in a job hunt.

Beginning this fall, students in the Jesup Scott Honors College and the College of Communication and the Arts (CoCA) will have access to Seelio, an online portfolio technology that enables users to showcase their accomplishments, provide immediate access to projects and publications, demonstrate connections to collaborators and provide potential employers with a multi-dimensional look at their portfolios.

“The University of Toledo is focused on helping our students take their degrees into the marketplace and earn their dream jobs,” said Dr. Scott Scarborough, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “The Seelio partnership is another example of how we are enhancing the student experience and long-term value of a UT degree.”

Coupled with the University’s relationship with Intern in Ohio, an online internship matching technology, Seelio will enable students to demonstrate the work they performed in an experiential learning setting and bring the typical resume to life in a digital way.

“The thing that excited me most about Seelio was not just the ability to showcase a student’s work, but rather the way that it encourages students to start preparing from day one to market themselves,” said Lawrence J. Burns, vice president for external affairs.

“The University of Toledo is truly on the leading edge of preparing students to enter the job market with a body of showcase-ready work that will help them convey their abilities and identify a role that matches their skills and interests,” said Moses Lee, Seelio’s cofounder and CEO. “We are excited to be a partner in this effort.”

Use by the honors college and CoCA will begin soon as a pilot for the University, with the technology expected to be particularly advantageous to students in these areas, with a potential expansion to other colleges based on the success of the partnership.

For more information about the portfolio technology, visit seelio.com.

Media Coverage
The Independent Collegian (Sept. 18, 2013)

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