Leveraging Portfolios for Students’ Career Success: The University of Toledo Launches Seelio Campus-Wide

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The University of Toledo has expanded its partnership with Seelio, an online portfolio company based in Ann Arbor, Mich., to allow all students access to student lifecycle portfolios that enable them to create professional online identities to richly capture their educational experience.

Seelio at The University of Toledo
The partnership with Seelio allows us to enhance the student experience and highlight the value of a UT degree.

More than 20,000 students at The University of Toledo now have direct access to Seelio’s online portfolio technology and services after an enterprise agreement was signed at the end of February. This agreement builds upon more than a year of progress between UT and Seelio in helping students create professional online identities to richly capture their educational journeys. As an enterprise campus, UT gains access to data visualization tools, learning management and student information system integrations, a dedicated UT community on Seelio, as well as dedicated service support for portfolio implementation across all colleges.

Seelio partners with schools and programs like The University of Toledo to create the world's most prepared students through student lifecycle portfolios that help students explore, develop their stories, gain experience and ultimately find career opportunities. With user-friendly technology, rich data insights and consultative services, Seelio helps institutions like The University of Toledo increase intentional learning, retention and enrollment across programs.

“The University of Toledo prepares students for successful careers with engaging classroom and experiential learning opportunities that can now be easily shared with potential employers,” said Larry Burns, UT vice president for external affairs. “The partnership with Seelio allows us to enhance the student experience and highlight the value of a UT degree.”

“We are thrilled to be rolling out Seelio to the whole UT community,” said Moses Lee, Seelio’s co-founder and CEO. “From day one we’ve wanted to help students show the value of their degree and we’ve been blown away by what we’ve seen already. UT is truly leading the way in helping students capture and showcase the value of experiential learning.”

Colleges across UT are working with Seelio’s service team to identify ways to incorporate portfolios into the student experience. For example, the Jesup Scott Honors College is using Seelio to build communities with Honors Coaching Circles to share academic and co-curricular activities and the College of Communication and the Arts has integrated Seelio into its Project Based Learning Initiative where students collaborate on a 30-minute television production in partnership with WGTE Public Media in Toledo. Other colleges are planning to incorporate Seelio into their co-op and advising programs with individual faculty members who also are integrating the portfolio technology into their courses.

“Our students are having amazingly rich experiences that are not easily captured in just a bullet point. With Seelio, they can showcase their work in creative ways and demonstrate their enhanced undergraduate experiences at UT,” said Dr. Lakeesha Ransom, dean of the Jesup Scott Honors College. “Seelio has been a great asset to our students, and it helps them articulate their undergraduate experiences.”

“I shared the link to my Seelio page with an employer and they loved it,” said Caroline Jardine, a junior in the College of Communication and the Arts. “Not only did my Seelio site present my work professionally, but it also gave me an edge over other applicants who might not have had a portfolio. I ended up getting the position, and I know that my Seelio helped me!”

To see UT on Seelio, visit utoledo.seelio.com. To learn more, please contact Emily Keller-Logan, Seelio’s director of marketing and communications, at emily(at)seelio(dot)com, or Meghan Cunningham, UT’s assistant director for media relations, at meghan(dot)cunningham(at)utoledo(dot)edu.

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