The University of Toledo’s commitment to experiential learning will reach a national audience this summer when a senior official highlights UT student successes creating digital portfolios using Seelio, an online portfolio company out of Ann Arbor, at conferences across the country.
Lawrence J. Burns, UT vice president for external affairs, will speak Thursday, July 9, at the 2014 Noel-Levitz National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention in Chicago.
“The Noel-Levitz Conference is a great opportunity to impart our experience and success with Seelio’s online portfolio solution as an integral career preparation tool within the student lifecycle,” Burns said.
Additionally, Burns will join Seelio CEO Moses Lee three more times this summer and early fall at conferences across the country talking about the ways UT is preparing students for success after college graduation.
The two will attend a nationwide PlattForm Webinar Thursday, July 17, on “Using Career Preparation as a Differentiator for Your University.” On Tuesday, July 29, Burns and Lee will speak at the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning in Boston, and Thursday, Sept. 25, at the InnovateEDU Ignite Change Conference in Kansas City.
“It’s been clear since we started working with The University of Toledo that UT leadership, faculty and students really understand the benefit of a digital portfolio,” Lee said. “We’re thrilled to hear from students about how their Seelio portfolios are helping them showcase their UT experience and stand out in their interviews and graduate school applications.”
“Experiential learning is something UT has embraced across our institution,” Burns said, pointing to the University’s sponsorship of Intern in Ohio, a matching program designed to increase internship opportunities for Ohio students and employers.
“We want UT graduates to enter the work force with professional experience already on their resumés, and the digital platform Seelio provides is the perfect tool to demonstrate what sets UT graduates apart from their peers,” Burns said. “I’m grateful to PlattForm and Seelio for this opportunity to tell a powerful story about The University of Toledo to audiences across the country, and I’m hopeful other colleges and universities can learn from our success.”