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Seelio vs. LinkedIn



When I talk to students about Seelio, some questions I often get are “How is Seelio different than LinkedIn?” and “Why should I use Seelio instead of LinkedIn?” After spending 2 years helping students, faculty and administrators at our partner universities use Seelio, I have a lot to say on the topic. I love LinkedIn and use it regularly; in fact, I used to work in career services at the University of Michigan and helped students learn how to use LinkedIn. But the two sites are very different from one another, and Seelio has some very distinct strengths that LinkedIn doesn’t share.

So I’m writing this blog post to clear up any uncertainty. Here are three main reasons college students should be using Seelio.

Student Spotlight: Nathaniel Berrios, Colorado Technical University

Bringing Your Passion and Experience to Online Courses

We’ve met a number of students who come to their classes with an impressive amount of passion and prior experience. Nathaniel Berrios is one of them. He’s taking online courses in software systems engineering through Colorado Technical University. When we saw his work pop up in the Seelio activity feed we had to reach out to learn more about what he’s already accomplished, how he discovered his passion for systems engineering, and how he’s connecting his past experience with his current online courses.

See what he had to say and his advice for other students who want to explore the world of programming.

Nathaniel Berrios on Seelio

Showing Skills to Employers with Seelio and Fullbridge

Google, Airbnb, Prezi, The Daily Muse

Where can you meet and network with companies like these?

At an upcoming Fullbridge Future Leaders Summit!

Future Leaders Summits are 1-day events that bring together student leaders and young professionals to learn, network, and design innovative solutions to real world problems. These interactive experiences provide future leaders with the tools they need to succeed.

We got a chance to participate in the October 3 Summit in NYC and it blew us away. Students gathered together with leaders from The Daily Muse, Google, and Fullbridge to learn how to take their education and put it to work for their career goals. At the event, we shared about the importance of building a professional online profile to show evidence of skills to employers.

Moses Lee and David Nesbitt present Seelio at Fullbridge Future Leaders Summit

Moses Lee and David Nesbitt from the Seelio team with students at the NYC Future Leaders Summit

Jobvite’s “2014 Social Recruiting Survey” underscores the importance of demonstrating skills to employers in an online profile. Ninety-three percent of recruiters said they will review a candidate’s social profile before making a hiring decision, and 83 percent stated that they look for examples of written or design work in their review.

Employers today aren’t just looking for a degree or GPA, but they want real evidence of the skills that students have. We love the work that Fullbridge does to help students build skills, and we were glad to help students at the Summit showcase their talents on Seelio,” said Moses Lee, Seelio co-founder and group president at Keypath Education.

Jenni Maier, managing editor for The Daily Muse and a speaker at the Summit, agreed. “A portfolio tells a company who you are and what you care about – more than a resume,” she said. “And that’s what employers want to know.”

Students at the Summit documented examples of their skills and projects on Seelio. See a gallery of their work here. Better yet? We shared that gallery with all of the recruiters who attended to the NYC Summit so they could continue networking with students who could become future leaders at their companies.

We spoke with one student, May Yee Brenda So, to see what she thought about building a professional profile on Seelio as a part of the Summit. “It’s really exciting because I’m an engineer and lots of the things I do involve the design process. You can’t actually show the design process in a resume because it takes a lot of time to explain, but with a platform where I can show videos, my prototyping, and even write a few lines to describe my project, it actually shows an employer what I think, how I think, and how I cooperate,” she said.

There’s still a chance to join an upcoming Future Leaders Summit this year! Send in your application for the next Summit in San Francisco:

Click here to apply for the 11/7 San Francisco Summit by 10/20

Can’t make it to the Bay Area? You can build your Seelio anywhere. Sign up and start showing employers your skills today!