Best Practices for Portfolium

Portfolium offers a wide range of benefits to users such as a repository for projects, the ability to customize the platform to suit one’s needs, the opportunity to create connections with recruiters and colleagues and to discover a plethora of work samples. Below are tips to maximize the benefits the platform offers.

1.   Navigation, usage and customization

This tutorial covers all the variety of opportunities and features available on the platform and the type of content users can upload on the platform.

 

2.   Managing your account and privacy settings

All Wilmington University users must keep content and activity on Portfolium professional. Users must adhere to the university's Academic Integrity Policy. Additionally, students are advised against sharing personal details such as phone numbers and home addresses on Portfolium to ensure safety.

Wilmington University students and faculty have the option of keeping their profile private or public. Users can customize their privacy settings and allow access to employers by following the steps below:

Step 1: Click on your profile in the top navigation bar. Select ‘Settings’ in the dropdown menu.

Select settings screenshot

Step 2: In profile settings, choose ‘Privacy’.

 Choosing Privacy screenshot

Step 3: On the privacy settings page, tick your preferred option.

 Profile Privacy screenshot

3.   Creating meaningful connections on Portfolium

As shown in the Navigation tutorial, Portfolium offers an option to create connections with classmates, alumni and recruiters to maximize experience on the platform. Users are encouraged to connect with other Portfolium users who they know, trust and believe will be a valuable addition to their network. We recommend that Wilmington University users:

  • Add a personal touch to their connection requests
  • Curate their content to be visually appealing
  • Post regularly to invite engagement with their platform
  • Explore jobs posted on Portfolium.