Hi. I’m student intern Francesca Audia, and I’m going to tell you why I’m ridiculously excited that Seelio has launched.
As a student with a nontraditional educational background, I understand how terribly insufficient the traditional resume is in representing yourself to employers. My college experience takes me to two great institutions on two continents: I’m enrolled in the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). As a student in this program, I spend two years at each institution, graduating with a bachelor’s degrees from each institution at the end of my 4 years. I’ve had so many unbelievable experiences as a part of this program that I would love to share with employers — but how can I convey this in a few words on a resume? I want them to see actual presentations I’ve given, the outcome of my work, and how my interests tie into my aspirations. I want employers to see beyond the 2-dimensional limitations of my resume.
My case is not unique. Many students have had experiences that give them a competitive edge in their job search, but fail to shine on a black-and-white, traditional resume. The bottom line: resumes inadequately depict what college students are up to these days.
So, that brings us back to my first statement. Why am I ridiculously excited that Seelio has launched? Because it gives me and thousands of other college students the opportunity to finally express ourselves to employers. The ability to consolidate my most important works (in various multimedia forms) along with text descriptions is huge. From an aesthetic view, the website is simple & intuitive, yet beautiful. And of course, I can apply for jobs on Seelio and put the link to my seelio on my resume & email signature, letting everyone see what I’ve done.
To all of you students out there, there is a solution to your job search headaches: Seelio.com.