Adding connections in Portfolium is a great way to network and learn about potential opportunities. You can find connections in several different locations - the suggestions page, the discover page, other profiles, or searching by name.
When you send a connection request you have the option to send a short message introducing yourself or greeting the new connection. Your connection request will be notified when you send a request, and you will be notified when they accept your request.
Search for Connections
Locate the user you would like to connect with by typing their name in the Search field  and then clicking the link to filter search results by people .
Connect with User
Click the Connect link.
When you request to connect with another user you can include a message introducing yourself. The request window includes default text, however, you can make any edits to the text before you send the request.
Send Without Message
To send a connection request without a message, click the Send without a message toggle. The user will receive a notification of your connection request, but will not receive a message in their inbox.
When you are ready to send the connection request, click the Send button. The user will be notified you have sent a connection request.
View Pending Request
After you have sent the request the Connect button will update to indicate the connection is pending. You will receive a notification when the user accepts your request.