The California State University system has partnered with Portfolium, a cloud-based network that gives students and alumni the opportunity to showcase their skills, work and accomplishments on a free online portfolio.
The partnership will give the CSU’s 460,000 students and 3 million alumni access to the networking site which will allows users to connect with potential employers.
CSU representative Elizabeth Chapin said Portfolium is a tool to increase students’ success and potential employment.
“We’re really excited,” Chapin said. “Portfolium displays work students have done in and out of class. It’s very unique. It’s something a resume doesn’t capture.”
Just like other social professional networking sites, users create their own free Portfolium accounts on the network. Students can add as many portfolio entries as they’d like. Each entry will allow visitors, professors and employers to view what users have accomplished.
Portfolium syncs with a user’s LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive and Prezi allowing users to pull real work samples and projects to their profile.
“Portfolium has been proven to be an incredibly powerful tool for students and recent graduates across all major fields of study,” said Portfolium CEO Adam Markowitz.
“Whether you’re looking for an internship or job opportunity or just starting your academic career, it’s never a wrong time to begin documenting your journey and providing others with a clear picture of what you’re accomplishing and what you’re learning both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Markowitz.
Students can begin creating their own Portfolium accounts at portfolium.com.