What About an Online Portfolio?

As a graduate student, you are investing a great deal of time and effort, not to mention financial resources, in earning a master’s degree. But have you thought about how you will showcase what you have achieved? Most people who pursue graduate study have definite personal goals: personal enrichment, career enhancement, promotion, etc. Finding a way to let others know what you have done should not be neglected.

Some are beginning to construct e-portfolios of their work and experience and post them online. Often, they create their own website to display their portfolio. Many have found such an approach useful as a way to enhance employment applications or to become noticed for promotion. Such an approach can also bring the satisfaction of networking with others who share their interests.

If you would like to explore creating an online portfolio, take a look at an article by David Brooks, “Should Graduate Students Create E-Portfolios?” One of the comments to this article points to a company, Interfolio, that hosts graduate student portfolios and provides tools for creating and managing them.

What do you think? Is this for you?

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About William Barnett

I am Director of Graduate Studies at Trinity College (Hartford, CT).

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