Student Spotlight: Stephanie Peters and Lucas Gard from Purdue University Calumet

One of our favorite things about wrapping up a semester is seeing students who take all of the great work they’ve been doing in classes and start to show it off in their portfolios.

At Purdue University Calumet, our service team kicked off portfolios in a variety of programs this semester. In one class, our faculty partner, Dr. Magesh Chandramouli, approached us with a great idea–setting up a contest to showcase the 2 students who went above and beyond with their portfolio throughout the class.

In all the CGT (Computer Graphics Tech) courses that I teach, I constantly urge the students to build a digital portfolio and continually update it. Seelio has made it quite simple for the students to organize and present their work in an effective and visually-appealing format to prospective employers. Instead of having to worry about designing the website, students can now actually focus on the ‘quality of their work’. I strongly recommend Seelio for creating a good-quality digital portfolio that can help with the job search-process and also serve as a visually pleasing online repository –  Magesh Chandramouli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics Technology

For the challenge, students in Digital Lighting and Rendering, a computer graphics class focused on providing a working knowledge of both virtual and real world lighting technologies, were given a copy of Seelio’s Student Portfolio rubric and instructed that the students with the best final scores would be selected as class winners. The winners would have their portfolios featured to the Seelio community and receive a certificate from the PUC College of Technology and Seelio recognizing their great work.

Over the semester we encountered some pretty cool updates from students in the class showcase:

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But, as the semester came to an end, only two students could win. We’re thrilled to congratulate Stephanie Peters and Lucas Gard for the winning the class contest!

Check out their portfolios to see all of the great work they’ve accomplished this semester:

Stephanie Peters | Computer Graphics Student, Figure Skater/Coach

“Seelio has been a great tool to help me organize the various projects I have completed throughout my college career. While creating my Seelio portfolio, I was able to see improvements throughout my coursework over the years. My area of interest is website design and development so my primary featured work was a website development group project.”

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Lucas Gard | Computer graphics student, entrepreneur, and aspiring UX designer

“I had a great experience creating my Seelio portfolio. This process forced me to go through all my previous, and current, course work and pick those which best represent me. I plan to keep it going for a long while. I’ve even included the site in my resume and plan to add it to my personal site. It has allowed me to get my work out there to be noticed, that’s for sure.”

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See more work by Purdue Calumet students: