February 15, 2017
Move Over Majors, Skills Are What Students Need premium
Students are quickly discovering that employers already know: skills have more value than their degree. This is why it’s vital that educational institutions take a closer look at how they structure their requirements so that students are fully prepared when they graduate to contribute to the workforce. Rethinking the Standard Structure While there might be […]
February 8, 2017
The 3 Components Your Career Pathways Program Needs premium
For many, earning a college degree is still a desirable concept, but with Americans drowning in nearly $1.3 trillion of student loan debt (average, individual amount is close to $40,000) it seems to be a dream that comes with too hefty a price. One solution to this obstacle is through a career pathways program. This […]
January 31, 2017
Where Will Your University Rank Among Competency-Based Programs? premium
In this age of academics, it is becoming increasingly more evident that students learn in different ways and at different paces—especially adult learners. As discussed previously, competency-based education (CBE) is on the rise, giving potential hires more confidence in what they can offer and making them a valuable commodity to an employer, which will hopefully […]
January 25, 2017
3 Ways to Maximize Your SLO Data premium
While the use of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) continues to grow, there seems to be very little information available about how to manage all the data collected. The SLO process produces ample amounts of data, which mostly ends up stored, instead of studied or utilized. As such, the question becomes, ‘What is the best way […]
January 18, 2017
A Successful Competency-Based Education Program Begins with Measuring Learning Outcomes premium
Increasingly, competency-based education (CBE) is becoming an essential component to competency-based hiring (CBH). Because CBE models are based on clearly defined learning outcomes, their transparency gets employers attention for three reasons: Successful competency-based educational models inherently foster the development of higher order critical thinking, problem solving, organization, innovation, and communication skills. CBE students can demonstrate […]
November 9, 2016
Penn Selects Portfolium to Enhance its Career Services’ Offerings to Students premium
In a further move forward into the digital era of career services, the University of Pennsylvania has entered into a relationship with Portfolium. More than 16,000 students enrolled at Penn now have access to the cloud-based, turn-key ePortfolio platform intended to improve the process of building and updating a resume. Instead of focusing on traditional […]
January 17, 2016
Portfolium Partners with Mortar Board premium
This month, Portfolium partnered with Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society. Mortar Board is the premier national honor society that recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in all three of its Ideals: scholarship, leadership and service. Membership is synonymous with dedication and success. Only  selected students on are invited to join this esteemed society. Members […]
July 9, 2015
Drilling into “Clickable Credentials” premium
In this video snippet, you’ll learn how to differentiate awesome vs. OK candidates in 30 seconds or less. Clickable credentials are a key component of e-portfolios that help recruiters see evidence of how a candidate has actually applied the skills listed in their resume: To attract quality candidates with awesome clickable credentials, or to add credential […]
July 1, 2015
The New Career Journey: “See it, Do it, Prove it” premium
How Self-Empowered Jobseekers are Transforming Hiring and Higher Ed   Successful people today don’t look for job opportunities. They create them. The old “Catch-22” of needing to get_the_job in order to learn_the_job has been eliminated. To get professional experience today, you can make like Nike and “Just do it.” Students who want to code, draw, or […]