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Seelio Photo Frenzy: Purdue/UIUC

Last week, members of the Seelio team set off on a two-day expedition across the world- ok, it was across Indiana and Illinois, but it was still a blast! We got to spend time with inspiring students from both Purdue University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, talking to them about Seelio and about hacker culture at the University of Michigan. This time we brought friends and a professional camera, so take a look at some of our adventures!

Seelio Team

The Seelio team pre-road trip. Not a bad looking group if we do say so ourselves… From left to right: Ginny (Campus Outreach Manager), Sharon (Designer), Ian (Developer), David (Co-Founder, CTO), Raj (Seelio Advocate), Moses (Co-Founder, CEO), David (Seelio Advocate), Chelsea (Community Manager), Jerry (Co-Founder, CDO), Jing (Developer).

Seelio Superstars

Check out Seelio superstars, friends, and hackers: David Fontenot and Raj Vir who decided to come help us spread the word about Seelio and Michigan Hackers. Can you guess which school they are at here?

HINT: Boilerup!

Raj and Seelio Flyer

You may recognize Raj from some of our Seelio flyers around campus. We were stoked to find that his flyers were still prominently displayed all over the computer science department at Purdue University.

Raj and Seelio Flyer

We also had to have a picture of Raj putting up his flyer!

Seelio with Purdue ACM

We loved talking to members of ACM at Purdue University and hearing all about life in West Lafayette, Indiana. We were truly inspired by some of the extremely talented people there!

David talks Michigan Hackers and Seelio

David talks to Purdue Students about the Hacking culture at the University of Michigan, specifically MPowered Entrepreneurship and Michigan Hackers.

Seelio and ACM

The night ended with free t-shirts and a group picture. Looks like Chelsea is one lucky girl!

After a harrowing drive and some great conversations, the group reached part two of their trip, the University of Illinois! There was certainly a lot to learn there.

Chelsea & Jerry setting up

Chelsea and Jerry setting up for the startup career fair at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The fair was put on by UIUC’s ACM Chapter to help introduce people in computer-oriented fields to startups like Seelio that may need their help!

University of Illinois Seelio Stickers

The setup included some sweet University of Illinois-themed Seelio stickers. Did you know that the University of Michigan is University of Illinois’ biggest rival? We were shocked too! Hopefully that doesn’t hurt the Ann Arbor based company!

Chelsea at startup pannel for seelio

Seelio Community Manager Chelsea explores the Startup Pannel at the ACM Reflections & Projections Conference. Looks like she learned a lot!

Moses in a Banana Suit

Seelio made a bet with the founders of online education startup Bloc, that if they could get a girl besides Sharon and Chelsea to try on the Banana suit, that Moses would wear one too. They were pretty excited about the result! Note, they’re also wearing Seelio stickers :)

Seelio and Other Men of Build

Apparently “Build” was a popular theme at the University of Illinois, ACM Reflections & Projections Career Fair. Check out Seelio’s Jerry with representatives from Addepar and Academia.edu reppin’ the theme.

UIUC Friends of Seelio

Seelio’s stop in Urbana-Champaign culminated with a trip to Flat Top Grill with some awesome UIUC Seelio users! Thanks for having us guys!

From left to right: Jerry Wang (Seelio Co-Founder, CDO), Raj Vir (Michigan Student), Chelsea Hunersen (Seelio Community Manager), Sanny Lin (UIUC Student), Sharon Chen (Seelio Designer), Moses Lee (Seelio Co-Founder, CEO), David Fontenot (Michigan Student) Aabhas Sharma (UIUC Student), Vignesh Vishwanathan (UIUC Student), Achal Varma (UIUC Student).

We certainly had a blast on this trip, and we hope you enjoyed seeing our pictures. If you want to check out more pictures of this fantastic trip, head over to our Facebook page. If you are an active user and want to participate in one of these Seelio trips, e-mail Chelsea and we will see how to get you involved.

5 Updates to Start Your Week in Seelio!

The Seelio developers, as promised, have been hard at work this past week. We wanted to give you a quick glimpse at 5 of today’s new releases:

1. URLs are no longer case-sensitive. Now it does not matter whether you type JohnAppleseed, johnappleseed or JoHnApPlEsEeD (Myspace nostalgia, anyone?),  Seelio will get you where you need to go! This also works for company urls, so no matter whether you type “lyonscg” or “LyonsCG” you will end up with the consulting group you are searching for!

2. Clicking jobs/people will now open in a new window. Many of you have remarked that you do not like losing your place when you click on a posting. Now you don’t have to start all over, because postings will open in a new tab. Wohoo! (We love this one too!)

3. Job posts are visible without sign-in. You can now see jobs from great companies and pass them around to friends without signing-in to Seelio. Then again, if you like what you see, why not sign-in?

4. “For Hire” Badge. Seelio now gives you the opportunity to tell recruiters when you are available for hire! Make sure you make the appropriate changes by editing your settings. Use the pencil icon at the upper right corner of your Seelio and make sure to check “I am available for hire” to change this setting.

5. ‘Have an Idea?’. Starting now you can easily submit your ideas to the Seelio-verse! When you log onto Seelio you will now see a tab in the corner that asks ‘Have an Idea?’. Click this tab to go to our new user forum. Let us know how we can improve Seelio by adding a new idea or voting for one already there (by blaise). We are excited to see what you guys suggest.

We hope that these new features will help enhance your Seelio experience and are always welcoming new feedback! If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail support@seelio.com and tell us what we can do to help.

As always, check us out on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the week.

Peace, love and Seelio.

It’s Here: New Month, New Seelio Features

by Chelsea Hunersen 1 Comment

Have you heard the news?

It’s been a full week at Seelio. First, we’ve redesigned Seelio’s front page  to give you a better experience. Learn more about the Seelio story and team. Email our User Experience champion, Jerry Wang, for feedback.

Starting this week, we’re providing companies the ability to search, find, and message talents on Seelio. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure your Seelio is updated with your best work (including pictures and tags).  Take a look at our featured gallery for inspiration.

In addition, Seelio is working to create the best online portfolio. Please take this  1-minute survey to put our developers to work.

Finally, this weekend we will be visiting Purdue University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Please email us at students@seelio.com  if you are on these campuses — we’d like to meet up with you and give you one of our new t-shirts!

All the best,

-The Seelio Team