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1 How can I stand out from the crowd?

2 Disjointed?Accurate? Were you actually in the top 10? Have You Googled Yourself?

3 What is a Professional Portfolio? A [professional] portfolio is a showcase for your achievements and talents, which can be used to show samples of your work certificates, diplomas, awards, letters of commendation, and so on. It is most often presented in a good quality three ring binder, and many of the items it contains are inserted in plastic sheet protectors. Think of it as a sophisticated scrapbook. - Student Affairs, George Brown Univ.

4 Why do this? Prepare continuously for the inevitable career transitions.Prepare continuously for the inevitable career transitions. Demonstrates growth in responsibility and accountability over timeDemonstrates growth in responsibility and accountability over time Facilitates decisions in hiring, promotion, and award selectionsFacilitates decisions in hiring, promotion, and award selections Is self-promotion OK? YES.Is self-promotion OK? YES. Broader definitions of achievementsBroader definitions of achievements

5 Provides a public face for your professional workProvides a public face for your professional work Gives context, contribution to societyGives context, contribution to society Home for non-traditional materialsHome for non-traditional materials Representative, not comprehensiveRepresentative, not comprehensive A Professional Portfolio:

6 A Prof. Portfolio shows evidence of: SkillsSkills ServiceService Society ImpactSociety Impact GrowthGrowth GoalsGoals Other AchievementsOther Achievements Discuss two things you would put in your professional portfolio

7 Example Portfolio Nathanael Rosidi, Cornell University


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