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Karyna Figuero

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Guest Post: I Used Seelio to Land An Internship and You Can Too!

See How Purdue University Calumet graduate, Stephanie Peters, used Seelio to land an internship

Today we’d like to introduce you to our student spotlight guest contributor, Stephanie Peters, a recent Purdue University Calumet graduate. Congratulations on this great accomplishment, Stephanie!

Stephanie has been kind enough to share her experience using Seelio and how it helped her prepare for her career. As you’ll see, her story is full of tips you can take away as you build your own portfolio. Read on to learn more about:

  • How to use out of class experiences to showcase your skills
  • Why the “About Me” section matters
  • How building a Seelio can help you land an internship or job
  • An employer’s perspective on why portfolios are valuable in the hiring process

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Take it away, Stephanie!

Student Spotlight: Symphony Webb, Prairie View A&M University

Getting to Know Prairie View A&M Student Symphony Webb

Student spotlight stories are our favorite posts to share. It gives us the opportunity to learn more about our students and the various experiences and skills that they have. For this post, we connected with Symphony Webb, a communications major at Prairie View A&M University.

Communications students work on a variety of different projects during their educational journey. Some of these projects call for many types of audio, written, and visual artifacts and also require particular skill sets. When we saw Symphony’s profile, we thought she did a great job including the appropriate artifacts and documenting her contributions to each of her works.

Aside from all of the great work she is doing in the classroom, Symphony is also very active in her community. She started her own blog as well as a YouTube channel to offer fashion and makeup advice. With Seelio, Symphony was easily able document all of these experiences and skills in one place where she can showcase all of the great work she is doing to potential employers.

We had a chance to talk to Symphony about her experience and advice for other students. See what she had to say:

It’s Back to School Time and We’re on a Mission to Create The World’s Most Prepared Students

by Karyna Figuero 0 Comments

It’s that time of year, it’s back to school time. As a new group of students start their college careers and others come back for a new semester, we thought it was a good time to talk about a topic that comes up quite a bit in higher education: the skills gap, or the gap between the skills students have and the skills employers want.

This summer at Seelio we’ve been hard at work developing new ways to help our partners create the world’s most prepared students. As we work on new features, we’ve been consolidating research to better understand the skills gap. We have made it our mission to help bridge this gap and help students communicate and connect their valuable learning experiences to the 21st century skills that employers want.

We compiled some of our research into an infographic that presents the general approach of students’ journey to a job and some of the odds they face in this rapidly evolving global marketplace. Let’s take a look:

Journey to a Job

In light of this debate, how can higher education leaders help reassure students, and their families, that their programs will provide them with the educational experiences necessary to help them succeed in today’s society? As well as produce graduates who are better prepared to respond to the demands of today’s global marketplace?

Our perspective is that students have many of the tools they need to succeed, but they simply need a way to map how their education relates to real-world skills. We think that there’s room to create a bridge between higher education and industry so that students can show how their valuable in and out of class learning experiences have prepared them to succeed.

In our next post, we will explore how higher education leaders are responding to the career prep challenge, stay tuned.