Whether you are a college freshman or a recent graduate, you may be in search of a job. You may be ready for the interview, but you are looking for something to set you apart from other candidates. At that point, ePortfolio can be a great opportunity to showcase yourself in more than just a one-page resume.
So, what is an ePortfolio?
“An e-portfolio is an online display of your skills and talents. It’s specifically targeted to employers or others you’d like to impress for educational or professional reasons. So, it’s more serious and comprehensive than information you share with friends” (Rowh, 2008, p.26) or put on your resume.
UNT students have free access to an ePortfolio platform which stays with all students even after graduation. You can access ePortfolio through myUNT website, under resources. Just use your EUID and password to login.
Once you log in, your adventure begins.
The above screenshot is from my ePortfolio homepage, where I have included a section about me, education experience, work experience as well as projects that I am working on.
Some additional benefits of using ePortfolio include:
- You can build your academic, personal and professional identities. For example, if you are currently a student then you may be wondering what you need to bring to an interview until you start the job search process and at that point it would be a lot in your plate. So, constructing an ePortfolio while you process in college can help you look into your assignments, projects, papers, achievements and utilize it on your next interview.
- It is your living resume, so you can showcase not just the bullet points of your work experience but also the real work examples, such as writing samples/papers, projects/demo, community services photos, videos and other documents.
So, what are you waiting for? You have free access to this great resource.
If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact Greg Hardin, the subject librarian for the Department of Information Science and ePortfolio.
In addition, you can find useful resources related to ePortfolio from our UNT library website.
The ePortfolio guide provides useful handouts and resources in creating ePortfolio and explains the benefits of it.
Also, do not hesitate to contact us at Ask Us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. We would love to hear from you.
E-Portfolio. (2019). Retrieved from https://informationscience.unt.edu/e-portfolio
Rowh, M. (2008). Building an E-Portfolio. Career World, 37(3), 26-28. Retrieved from https://libproxy.library.unt.edu:9443/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=35188722&scope=site