STUDENT PORTFOLIO: HOW-TO & SAMPLES

Need a simple, easy-to-create portfolio?

  1. Gather/Organize your works together in one place.
  2. Decide which works to include (7-12 is average).
  3. Convert these to PDF files.
  4. Create a simple cover page.
  5. Combine PDFs into a single PDF file, cover page is first. 
  6. Name the file “1stName_LastName_Portfolio”  E.g. “Jamie_Smith_Portfolio” 

 

PORTFOLIO-BUILDING WEBSITES (no particular order):

Wix - http://www.wix.com

Krop - http://www.krop.com/creativedatabase

Weebly - http://www.weebly.com

Portfoliopen - http://www.portfoliopen.com

Cargo - http://cargocollective.com

Wordpress - http://wordpress.org

Flickr - http://www.flickr.com

Indexhibit - http://www.indexhibit.org

Vimeo - http://vimeo.com

Deviantart - http://www.deviantart.com

Behance - http://www.behance.net

Carbonmade - http://carbonmade.com

Big Black Bag - http://www.bigblackbag.com

Blue Host - http://www.bluehost.com

SmugMug - http://www.smugmug.com

 

Points-to-Ponder When Creating Your Portfolio:

  • Be sure to illustrate self-reflection and growth in your chosen pieces.
  • Content “proves” your talent and skills to an employer/audience.
  • Combines all life-experiences into one collection.
  • Be positive.  Glass half-full, always.
  • Demonstrate intellect in combining classroom learning with professional experience.

 

OTHER EXAMPLES & RESOURCES:

Columbia College Chicago - http://www.colum.edu/portfoliocenter/index.php

Penn State University - https://www.e-education.psu.edu/styleforstudents/c7_p5.html

Wade College - http://www.wadecollege.edu/student-portfolios/

Ithaca College  - http://www.ithaca.edu/directories/eportfolios.php