Ten Ways to Keep Your ePortfolio Up-to-Date!

One of the great things about ePortfolio is that it evolves as you do. As you pursue new internships/jobs and add more course work to your repertoire, your ePortfolio is the ideal place to keep track of your activity. Having a current ePortfolio allows you to be prepared for whatever opportunities may spring up unexpectedly (as they tend to do).

Here are eight easy ways for students to keep their ePortfolios current:

  1. Work with a professor to revamp your resume. You can then upload it in your ePortfolio as a document, or paste it in a textbox.
  2. Rethink how you showcase your coursework (papers, projects, etc). How can you prepare them to showcase your writing
    skills and knowledge of the field?
  3. Doing an internship? What sort of artifacts (work samples, photos, videos, articles, links) can you post to demonstrate
    what you have learned and achieved? You may even consider creating a blog on ePortfolio for weekly reflections on your experience.
  4. If you posted a brief bio or introduction somewhere on your page, make sure you frequently update it with your current activities.
  5. Add to the Skills box on your Introduction page.
  6. Link to any new recommendations or positive reviews you receive via LinkedIn, or other platforms/methods on your
    Recommendations page.
  7. If you posted any contact information on any of your pages, be sure all of the information is still correct.
  8. Revisit your ePortfolio on a weekly basis to see if there are any additions you can make.

And here are a couple of tips for Faculty:

  1. Do you have pieces (articles/lectures) that you could post? Can you write something on what you are doing in the classroom?  The Pace M.S. in Publishing Blog just did a faculty profile of Andrea Baron – the piece she included about her guest lecturers is something she wrote up for her ePortfolio.
  2. Keep a current list of the courses you teach each semester.

Your ePortfolio is your brand. Keep it up-to-date, and be ready to show it off!