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Online Portfolios are a great way to showcase your skills and talents digitally online. 

+ - What is an Online Portfolio?

Online portfolios are essentially your digital, online resume. They showcase your work and skills through samples and visual content or can include more detailed information about your background and qualifications. Many fields—especially those that deal with digital media or technology—encourage job seekers and experienced professionals alike to create these portfolios as a way to build their networks and make a name for themselves within the field. In fields where these portfolios might be less common, creating one is a way to stand out from the crowd. Once you’re comfortable with and confident about your portfolio, be sure to include a link to it on your resume and on any other social media sites you have a presence on.

+ - What should I include in an Online Portfolio?

Your online portfolio should include samples of the kind of work you’d like to do in the future. For example, if you’re working towards a career as a fiction writer, your online portfolio should include samples of your stories. Additional content that you might find in an online portfolio includes:

  • Graphic Design work
  • Fine Art samples
  • Photography samples
  • Letters of recommendation or testimonials
  • Certifications and training
  • Lesson plans and learning activities
  • Academic achievements and awards
  • Publications

+ - Resources and Examples

Student and Alumni Examples:

  • Elly Bannon - PR Advertising '16 ,

  • Monica Tosunidis - Accounting '18

Popular sites for building an online portfolio include: