Create an E-Portfolio

    • An Overview

      When it comes to recruiting practices, e-portfolios are being considered the norm rather than the trendy new gimmick.  Traditionally, only artists and web designers had their own websites, but now professionals from all industries are making their mark in the digital world on the web.

      View sample e-portfolio's below:

      Note: The sites listed above are for illustrative purposes only.  Capilano University does not endorse any software application or website.  We encourage students to research other tools online if desired.

      E-Portfolio tips:

      • Ask a Student Employment Advisor to review your website for spelling and grammatical errors prior to showing employers.  Remember, first impressions are lasting impressions
      • Consider using scripts to password protect certain pages on your website.  Always take steps to protect your privacy.
      • Gather as many artifacts to include in your e-portfolio as possible to make it interesting.  Avoid stale date materials; no one cares about what you did in grade seven.

      Create a Manual Portfolio

      Alongside an e-portfolio, it is wise to consider preparing a manual portfolio to bring to interviews.  Manual portfolio's are essentially binders filled with proof of your work, otherwise known as "artifacts."  Artifacts to include in your manual porfolio are similar to the ones on your e-portfolio, and they inlcude the following:

      • Resume
      • Transcripts
      • Writing samples
      • Items created through class projects
      • Evidence of awards or honors
      • Laboratory work
      • Synopses of term or research papers
      • Papers with instructor comments and grades
      • Certificates of attendance at seminars or workshops
      • Documentation of leadership experience
      • Agendas of meetings you conducted
      • Flyers or other promotional materials you designed
      • Evidence from volunteer, internship, and paid experiences
      • Licensure or certification documentation
      • Positive evaluations
      • Letters of recommendation
      • Philosophy statement
      • Personal mission statement
      • Professional organization involvement
      • Examples of program development
      • Grants and proposals
      • Sporting awards
      • Photographs
      • Audio
      • CD or DVD of your work
      • Video showing you in action
      • Reports on topics of special interest
      • Outlines and handouts from class presentations
      • Electronic slides from class presentations
      • Printouts of or links to web sites, web pages, or blogs you created
      • Anything that adds value to or is going to elicit additional conversation during the interview

      ** From University of Minnesota Duluth's Career Services