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ePortfolio

An ePortfolio (electronic portfolio) is a digital collection of information and artifacts which represent a person's skills and abilities.

ePortfolio Uses

Eportfolios can be used in different ways depending on the purpose: as a job-seeking, an evaluative, and a reflective tool.

Eportfolios enable the intern to:

  • Highlight skills gained and projects created while working in ITAP to demonstrate potential for future employment, including on-campus internships
  • Reflect on growth during the internship year, so that strengths and challenges are more clearly defined
  • Evaluate, with the host, progress and accomplishments during an internship, especially helpful near the end of the internship year

ITAP ePortfolios

ITAP currently uses Google Sites for creating an ePortfolio. Similar to a multimedia résumé, ePortfolios contain professional information and examples chosen by the intern. After a late fall introductory meeting, the ePortfolio development period runs from February through early March. While first-year interns will receive guidance through the process, beforehand they might consider items that could be included while working in their rotations:

  • Résumé, including contact information, awards and honors, organizations and activities, references
  • Goals and objectives (started during Institute)
  • Artifacts which showcase skills and ability
  • Reflective descriptions of the artifacts included: how they represent skills, how they were used, intern contributions to group projects, etc.
  • Personal photograph
  • Academic and internship research
  • Examples of leadership
  • Professional presentations
  • Letters of recognition

Please note that the ePortfolio developed for the ITAP interview process may not be appropriate for off-campus applications for employment or internships. Please consult your advisor or other faculty members in your major field for advice on using the ePortfolio for off-campus applications.