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Portfolium Challenges

CSUN Portfolium Challenges

CSUN students are invited to participate in CSUN's Portfolium Challenges to win prizes and awards and get noticed by potential employers! 

Matador Moments 2021

“Matador Moments: Reflecting on Virtual Learning” 2021 Challenge. We invited all Matadors to share their reflections on Portfolium about their experience studying off-campus  and attending virtual classes. What have you learned about yourself?  How were you able to overcome challenges?  How can we support and motivate other Matadors?    

Read more about Matador Moments on the official CSUN Matador Moments webpage

Competition Dates  

February 15, 2021 - April 12, 2021

The competition is officially closed.


Each winner received a $100 Amazon gift card!

2021 Winners

In partnership with the Office of Student Success, we had a panel of judges collaborate on selecting the three winning students.

We would like to thank all of the participating students for sharing their reflections about  their personal experiences studying off-campus and attending virtual classes. All the stories shared were inspiring and impactful-- encouraging all Matadors to unite and rise through these challenges together.  

We are happy to announce the winning three students in each category:

Written submission winner: 

Deborah Clem: "Matador"

Photo submission winner

Elise Eley: "Matador Moments 2021"

Multimedia slideshow winner: 

Isabelle Ruvalcaba-Luna:  "Becoming Isabelle"

U100 Freshman Celebration

The U100 Freshman Celebration Judge’s Grand Prize-winning projects for 2020:

Motion-Graphics Project

Debbi Mercado’s U100 class: NCOD/Deaf Studies cohort

Still Image(s) Project

Elizabeth Riegos Olmos’ U100 class: EOP FreshStart cohort

Thank you to everyone who participated, Congratulations to all of the sections for the hard work and thoughtfulness you put into the projects. The projects were truly inspirational and so enjoyable to view.

Interested in learning more about Portfolium Challenges? Read about past winners and challenges.

Other Challenges and Events

U100 Freshman Celebration - The Freshman Celebration is an annual CSUN event that showcases work created by first-time freshmen enrolled in University 100 during the fall semester.

Cloud Jam - Cloud-Jam presents student teams with cloud computing resources and tools to solve real-world challenges. Students learned about cloud concepts and had access to resources from top cloud providers to compete against other student teams.

APPJAM - Spring 2015, was our first CSUN Portfolium event- 24 students teamed together to create apps and competed in one of two categories: student life or student finances. 

My CSUN Story Challenge - Students shared and reflected through a video - a personal journey that led to where they are now. What obstacles have they overcome? Why are they at CSUN? and what goals lie ahead? 

VARJAM - The VARJAM competition offered all CSUN students an opportunity to create a Virtual Reality (VR) project. 

AI JAM - Students used AI tools to come up with an innovative solution. Use the resources in Canvas and support from the community and AI experts to bring the student's idea to life. 

Need Help?

If you need help getting started on Portfolium, view our Portfolium Ambassador page for support.

You can also contact our e-Portfolio Coordinator: