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1 An Introduction to Styling Your Resume & Creating Your Showcase
Backpack To Briefcase An Introduction to Styling Your Resume & Creating Your Showcase

2 What is Backpack To Briefcase?
“Backpack To Briefcase” is a Rowan University program that helps you transition from a student to a professional. “Backpack To Briefcase” uses DATA180: Document your college experience and involvement on campus Stay organized and on track File and store important documents Highlight your leadership skills

3 What are the Benefits as a Rowan Student to Create a Showcase?
Upload Documents & Pictures Save important papers and homework assignments Save flyers, reports, and pictures from events of your organizations and student groups Design and Personalize Your Portfolio Choose what “pages” or information you’d like to share Design your pages to reflect the content – fun or professional? Add color and layout design templates to create your perfect showcase! Have potential employers electronically view your portfolios & resumes

4 How to Edit and Style Your Resume
Click your resume title under the “Resumes & Portfolios” Tab Tab Options to Design your resume: View – check out how your page looks Edit – choose which selections you’d like to include on your page Style – design your resume using templates, display banners, and different fonts Publish & Print – edit the accessibility to your pages or print out a copy

5 Styling My Resume or Showcase
Templates List / Outline Format – Classic, Compact, Modern Sections - Jefferson Website Format – Story, Website, Presentation Viewable Pictures – Scrapbook, Presentation Header Image Use a built-in image Add a picture from your own added artifacts Advanced Styling Change font, alignment, and detail of text

Home Screen  Section and Portfolio Templates  add the “Portfolio Showcase” template This template will now appear under your Input Activities Section STEP 2: CREATE YOUR PAGES Resumes & Portfolios Tab  Click “add” to create a new page  Change the name to your desired section STEP 3: DESIGN PAGE INTENTION Click “Make All Not Shown”  Add the one section that you would like to be on your page (ex: athletics, work experience, etc.) When you are finished, click “Return to save your page. You may now style this page the same as a resume.

7 Adding Page Templates to Your Showcase
Under the “Input Activities” Tab Find “Portfolio Showcase Template” Click ADD This is where you will design what page templates you’d like to use in your showcase portfolio. Here, you will be able to link back to your created page or an external website (you just need the URL!)

8 After you click ADD, this is what you see.
Here is how you input your information to create your page template. Choose a URL link of an existing web page you may have or click to add a resume & portfolio link! Here, select the resume or portfolio (the page you created) that you wish to add. Then, select format: HTML. You can also choose from PDF or DOC Remember to save when you are finished!

9 Adding Artifacts Upload important pictures and documents
Academic Work: projects, term papers, lesson plans, annual reports, lab reports, scholarship essays etc. Internship Work: hour logs, evaluation essays, work and reports while on the job, etc. Student Organizations: pictures, flyers, minutes, etc. Personal Interest: photography, artwork, movies, music, poems, short stories, etc. Organize your Artifacts with labeled folders FUN TIP – attach your artifacts to your different activities under your selections in the “input activities” tab, and they’ll also be added to your created page on your showcase portfolio!!

10 You’ve Created a Showcase Portfolio!!
You Can Design your different pages the same way you did your resume. Create a uniform look or give every page a different personality to reflect the contents To View “Resumes and Portfolios” Tab and choose your desired page or your showcase that you’d like to view Publish and Print So others may view your page as well, make sure you are clear of any passwords and then hit the save icon next to the link

11 Arrange a Personal Meeting
Any Questions or Comments? Need Help? Arrange a Personal Meeting Melissa Novak G.A. Student Enrichment & Family Connections Contact Information: Cell Phone: (609) 221 – 4788 Office: Student Center, Room 217 Monday 1:00 - 6:00 Wednesday 10:00 – 3:00 Showcase Portfolio Workshops: Mon, Dec 6, 2:00-4:00 Mon, Jan 31, 3:30-5:3 *PLEASE JOIN ME!*

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