All students taking MIS classes are encouraged to create an e-portfolio on the MIS community site. When you sign-up as a student on the MIS community site you automatically receive an account. You can use that account to create a blog that you can easily edit and convert into an e-portfolio. Your account on the MIS community site will stay active even after you graduate and you can update your e-portfolio as your career progresses. Your site will automatically get placed into search engines and people will be able to find you easily on the Internet.
What is an e-portfolio?
An e-portfolio, also known as electronic portfolio, digital portfolio, or electronic resume, is a collection of documents that display your skill sets and body of work. These documents are displayed on the web on a page that the user updates frequently. The e-portfolio is more formal than a Facebook page but more creative and open than a LinkedIn page. You can link your Fox MIS e-portfolio to LinkedIn – look for the “WordPress” option on LinkedIn.
Why should you create an e-portfolio?
An e-portfolio allows you to have a presence online so that people that are interested in you and your work can easily find you. This page can serve as your professional portfolio of work.
What are some examples of work that I can include in my e-portfolio?
Include your resume as well as current and past projects. For example, you may want to showcase your MIS capstone project or any other project that you did particularly well on. You can include the PowerPoint slides of the project (use the Save as PDF option) or you can record a YouTube video of your presentation. You can also include more complete descriptions of your work experience such as specific responsibilities and your thoughts and ideas on what you learned from the experience. Finally, you can personalize your e-portfolio by including professional pictures.
How do I create an e-portfolio?
- Create a blog on the MIS Community site – click “My Blogs” on the top of the screen after you login and then click on “Create a Blog”.
- Use the following convention to name your blog so that it is easy for people to find you. Do not put in any punctuation such as dashes or underline characters:
- First initial followed by last name (e.g., jmis for Joe Mis)
- If that does not work, then full first name followed by last name (e.g., JoeMis)
- If that does not work, then full first name, middle initial, and last name (e.g., JoeIMIS).
- After the Blog has been created, go to the “Dashboard” of that blog and scroll down and click on ”Themes” on the left hand side.
- Select and “activate” one of the e-portfolio themes which can be viewed on the sample sites below:
- Complete the eportfolio by following the instructions on the above sample sites.
- When you are happy with your eportfolio, list it on the MIS eportfolio site so that prospective employers can easily find you.
If you have additional questions, please contact your instructor.
How do I list my e-portfolio on this site?
Create your e-portfolio and click here to submit the URL for approval and listing.
How can I use my e-portfolio?
You should include the URL of your e-portfolio in your resume. You should also include the link to your e-portfolio in your email signature – especially when you communicate with industry professionals.
What is the difference among resumes, curriculum vitaes, and e-portfolios?
The primary differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) are the length, what is included and what each is used for. A resume is a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education. A Curriculum Vitae is a longer (at least two page) and more detailed synopsis. The CV elaborates on the education more than a resume does. CVs are usually used in academics and medical careers and are much more comprehensive. An e-portfolio is where you can gather all of your information togeter in one space and customize it. The e-portfolio allows you to showcase your skill sets in depth and allows you to present your work.