Items You Might Include

Your career portfolio might include some of the following items:

  • Actual items created through a class project (budgets, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Agendas from committees you participated on
  • Attendance records
  • Brochures describing training events, retreats, workshops, clinics, lecture series attended
  • Budgets you managed responsibly in organizations, clubs
  • Commendations or evaluations from student work-study and campus jobs, internships, summer jobs, service learning projects
  • Communication pieces (memos, reports, PR documents)
  • Community service projects/involvement highlights
  • Creative work (when relevant)
  • Detailed job descriptions
  • Documentation of leadership experience—What did you do? What did you learn?
  • Evidence of academic honors/awards
  • Evidence of certifications/special training
  • Evidence of language skills
  • Examples from virtual management simulations (sample marketing plan)
  • Examples of problem solving
  • Examples of teamwork
  • Examples of technology related skills (HTML; Excel spreadsheets; PowerPoint presentations)
  • Flyers, brochures, or other promotional pieces you designed
  • Internship experience highlights
  • Letters of commendation, thank-you letters, letters of nomination
  • Letters of recommendation/references
  • Newspaper articles highlighting achievements, involvements, effort
  • Outline of memorable presentation to class (printout of PowerPoint presentation)
  • Philosophy Statement
  • Positive evaluations/feedback from customers/clients
  • Printout of a web page you created
  • Printouts of email, web pages, journals, memos, articles that mention you efforts
  • Products showing your leadership qualities (mission statements, agendas)
  • Professional Goal/Objective Statement
  • Professional memberships
  • Projects/Pictures of Projects
  • Public speaking examples/highlights
  • Report on a topic of special interest
  • Resume
  • Samples of academic excellence illustrating the capacity for hard work and independent learning.
  • Slides of pictures of art work
  • Sporting awards
  • Summary of involvement/highlights from participation in Professional
  • Organizations, Campus Activities
  • Summary of thesis work, research
  • Table of Contents
  • Transcripts
  • Work experience (volunteer & paid) highlights
  • Works published
  • Writing samples