Building a Professional PortfoliobyDr. Aikyna Finch
Agenda• What is a Professional Portfolio• Types of Professional Portfolios• What will go into the Portfolio• Build the Portfolio
What is a Professional PortfolioA professional portfolio provides a complete picture of aindividual by displaying experiences, accomplishments,skills, education, interests, and professional goals andobjectives.
Types of Professional Portfolios• Digital– Visual CV– PDF– Resume Links• Hard-Copy– Master– Presentation– Sample
What will go into the Portfolio• Cover Art• Overview/Table of Contents• Tab 1 – Experience– Cover Letter– Resume– Reference Letters• Tab 2 – Education– Diploma– School Acceptance Letters– Transcripts– Training– Certifications• Tab 3 – Skills– Writing Samples– Publication• Tab 4 – Projects/Volunteer– Overview– Pictures– Networks• Tab 5 – Outcomes– Awards– Recognition– Performance Evaluations
Maintaining the Portfolio• Update regularly– Make revisions– Fill voids– Make generic samples• Make Copies– Distribution– Emergency– Polished look• Remember this is YOUR Brand!