An attractive, well-written resume always stands out to employers. By putting your resume online, you have flexibility in formatting and adding interesting features. You can showcase your “artifacts” (coursework, projects, artwork, written samples, and web design) and impress potential employers.
Many UBC classes and programs require students to create an e-portfolio as part of their coursework. The following resources offer a place to start:
And a few basics to remember when setting up your portfolio:
- Use a dedicated email address so people can contact you, but do not share your phone number, mailing address or any other private information.
- Ask for permission and include the statement “Used with permission” for:
- any material that you you didn’t create yourself (ask the creator, via email or snail mail)
- material you created for a third party, for example, a website for a charity. (ask the third party)
- material you created with someone else, for example, a group project. (ask the other people)
- Keep the permission-granting letters and/or e-mails.
- Consider the parts of your portfolio that you want to share or keep private and set permissions accordingly.
- Be findable if you intend to use this to build your digital identity, contribute to a professional network or share your work.
- ePortfolio Basics/Elearning – UBC Wiki
- How Best to Use ePortfolios | TonyBates.ca (2010)
- ePortfolios: Emerging Definitions | You Tube (2009)
- ePortfolios | EduCause
- ePortfolios With Google Apps
- ePortfolios Explain | University of Waterloo
- 7 Ways to Create ePortfolios | Information Week (2013)
- Tracking the Learning Journey Through ePortfolios | University Affairs (2014)
The Digital Tattoo Project encourages critical discussion on topics surrounding digital citizenship and online identity. There are no correct answers and every person will view these topics from a different perspective. Be sure to complete the previous sections before answering the questions.
- What are the pros and cons of creating your own ePortfolio?
- Have you ever created an ePortfolio for a class? What was your experience?