A portfolio documents your skills and abilities. It is a collection of
work samples that provides evidence of your achievements. Organize your
documents and present them on-line, in a notebook and/or save them on
When deciding which materials to include consider what you
want the employer to know about your skills. Then provide examples of
your work that will emphasize marketable traits. Arrange your documents
as they relate to the needs of the employer. In today's market this level
of effort shows that you are a viable candidate. Organize your portfolio
into sections that an employer can easily reference. Be honest about the
role you played in each piece you include. Provide samples that indicate
you can work as part of a team or independently. Keep your portfolio current.
This will allow you to choose the best and most appropriate examples that
speak to your highest level of achievement.
Examples of items you may include:
- Table of Contents
- A list of conferences and workshops attended, plus a short description
- Certificates of awards and honors or special training
- Cooperative Education evaluations
- Employer evaluations
- Letters of commendation/recommendation
- Documentation of relevant
technologies and/or skills,
including samples from various projects and any web sites you've created,
designed, or developed.
:: Have your portfolio critiqued
Have your portfolio reviewed and critiqued for presentation
and content. The key is to ensure that your information and evidence is
on-target and that the presentation is impressive.
Portfolio Assignment ::
materials into a portfolio. This assignment is not required for the course
but we highly recommend it.
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