career prep

Q5 Create a Digital Portfolio

16. Career Prep


You have successfully completed your research on careers. Next, you will prepare your own credentials and promote your skills and abilities. During this Quest, you will be asked to prepare a resume, application, and digital portfolio.

I Can Statements

  • create a digital portfolio
  • add different types of content to my online presence

Key Vocabulary

Credentials: Credentials is a document or certificate proving a person's identity or qualifications for a position.

Portfolio: A portfolio is a collection of works or documents that are representative of a person's skills and accomplishments.

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Review the sample student portfolios, then update your online presence to begin posting items that promote your skills and abilities to your online Career Portfolio.

1.  Update your online presence

Create a new page on your online presence named Career Portfolio. The purpose of an online portfolio is to promote your resume online! Consider including sections or sub-pages that coincide with the parts of your resume (e.g. About Me, Education, Work Experience, Skills, Activities, Awards & Honors). NOTE: References should NOT be listed on an e-portfolio.

2. Check out what others are doing

Check out how these high school students are preparing for the world of work.

You may want to see how college student Levi Smith’s Digital Electronic Portfolio (e-portfolio) has evolved since he was in high school. Make note of the images, pages, and contents now that he is older


3. Add documents and samples
Begin posting documents and examples of your work to your Career Portfolio page. Include the following:

  • Career Research infographic or multi-media presentation (Quest 3)
  • Sample Application (Quest 4)
  • Resume (Quest 4)
  • Education Plan (Quest 4)
  • Other (Examples:  scan awards, post images, videos or presentations, or key an introduction about yourself)

4. Publish and share your updated online presence with your teacher for evaluation.

5. Check with your teacher to see how you will submit your work for this Quest.

Completing this Quest

When you have finished creating and updating your online presence with your employability documents and samples you have completed this Thing.

 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

 I am ready for Quest 6 Branding Yourself

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, developing strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
b. Build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits
c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections or artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions
d. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
c. Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations
d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences