Do you want to create an e-portfolio but don’t know how to start?
Here are four steps that will help you get better prepared for it:
STEP 1: DEFINE YOUR SHORT BIO
Write one or two paragraphs presenting more details about what makes you stand out, your top skills, your values, and your personal goals. You can follow this structure:
I am passionate about [THINGS YOU LIKE TO DO]. Today, I study [YOUR MAJOR] at Borough of Manhattan Community College. With my [YOUR SKILLS AND VALUES], I aim to [DESCRIBE YOUR GOALS].
After doing it, choose an image to represent you.
Pro tip: avoid photos that you feel are too personal.
STEP 2: CREATE A ONE-PAGE RESUME
List your learning journey, skills, work experience, and achievements on one page. You can see some examples here. After doing that, create a PDF document for it. You’ll be able to embed it in your e-portfolio later.
STEP 3: FOCUS ON ONE THING TO HIGHLIGHT
Choose one thing to showcase with more details and write one or two paragraphs about it. You can choose a course you’ve taken in your learning journey, a specific work experience, or a personal project.
– Be creative and present your project as if you were telling a story. You can explain your challenges and the skills you used to reach your goal.
– Images and videos are highly recommended 🙂
STEP 4: BUILD YOUR E-PORTFOLIO ON THE OPENLAB
Now that you have the initial content, you are ready to start building your e-portfolio! And guess what? You can do it for free using OpenLab!
For more useful resources, check the Center of Career Development website. In this link you can see upcoming workshops for your resume building, make 1-1 appointments and access free programs that help build work skills. Currently they’re offering programs to help students build the skills they want in their resume.