Point Park University’s School of Business partners with Portfolium

January 24, 2019

Point Park University’s Rowland School of Business has chosen Portfolium’s Student Success platform to provide students with the ability to capture learning artifacts and link them directly with competencies made searchable to employers.

“Portfolium’s ease of use, connection to employers, ability to fully customize what our institution needs to use, and ability to streamline program assessment are just some of the reasons we decided to partner with the platform,” said Jonas Prida, Assistant Provost at Point Park University.

Portfolium’s assessment software and ePortfolios will allow faculty to validate School of Business students’ real-world skills demonstrated in curricular and co-curricular learning environments, beginning with initiatives targeting First-Year and Second-Year students. Portfolium’s full-integration with Schoology will allow administrative relief from previous assessment practices that combined in-house and Strategic Planning Online (SPOL) software.

Point Park’s Rowland School of Business program will also begin rolling out Portfolium’s ePortfolio and assessment platform to capture and track career-ready skills gained from the program’s many co-op, internship and career opportunities. The School of Business program currently boasts connections to more than 40 companies and a 100 percent employment placement rate. Skills learned from the full-time, paid work experience provided from the program can be stored and made readily-accessible through Portfolium’s portable and free-for-life platform.

“The Rowland School of Business is known for helping connect their students with Fortune 500 companies and we are excited to help them continue that success by improving how they are connecting learning experiences while at Point Park with what employers are searching for,” said Troy Markowitz, Vice President of Academic Partnerships at Portfolium.

ABOUT POINT PARK UNIVERSITY:

Point Park University is a liberal arts university in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Formerly known as Point Park College, the school name was revised in 2004 to reflect the number of graduate programs being offered. Point Park University is a comprehensive doctoral-level university with a liberal arts tradition, and is located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. Point Park enrolls more than 3,800 full-and part-time students in 82 undergraduate programs and 18 graduate programs offered through its School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communication and the Conservatory of Performing Arts. For more info, please visit: https://www.pointpark.edu/

ABOUT PORTFOLIUM:

Portfolium is the world’s fastest growing Student Success Network. 4.5M+ students from 3,600+ colleges, universities and high schools use Portfolium to connect to internships, jobs, and lifelong learning opportunities via ePortfolios that showcase their proven competencies. 300+ partner institutions manage and align competency assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs with Portfolium’s Student Success platform. Portfolium’s academic solutions plug students into an open ecosystem of employers, mentors, educators, and peers around the world. To learn more about Portfolium’s network for learners and solutions for educators and employers, visit: https://portfolium.com/