April 22, 2014
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University has signed an agreement to partner with Seelio, an online portfolio network, to provide professors and students in the College with the ability to create online portfolios that display their work to potential employers and the public at large, helping them to track their learning and create an online brand in the process.
The company, founded in 2011, seeks to provide students and professionals with the platform and programming to showcase their skills to a larger audience.
Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth said the technology will aid students in snagging internships and jobs through the construction of dynamic online portfolio sites.
“Seelio allows the user to uncover a powerful interface that will bridge the gap between them and employers near and far,” Titsworth says. “I’m also pleased about its ability to provide an assessment tool for the College’s faculty and students that will help us gauge impact of curricula on our students.”
Seelio provides students and faculty with a cutting-edge and innovative solution to storing projects, documents, images and presentations, and is changing the way students market themselves to prospective employers. Seelio will also provide training, support, and consultation to students and faculty on how to best use portfolios inside and outside of the classroom.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Scripps to empower students to showcase their innovative work and to enable the College to demonstrate its leadership in preparing students to succeed in their careers,” said Seelio cofounder and CEO Moses Lee.
In addition to the free accounts Scripps College of Communication students will be able to create, the College plans to curate a College-wide showcase that allows viewers to see the types of work students and faculty in the College produce.
Plans include introducing the technology to a small section of Scripps College of Communication students yet this semester, expanding to a larger section of incoming first-year students in the fall and then pitching the service to the entire Scripps College student body next spring.
An agreement between the two entities has been approved and will extend for a period of four years. More information regarding account signups will be shared with Scripps students via email. Seelio employees were on campus earlier this week to begin training with staff and administrators. To learn more about Seelio, visit https://seelio.com/.
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Contact: Erin Roberts, communication & special projects manager, Scripps College of Communication, at 740-593-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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