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Career Services - Portfolio Development

A portfolio is a collection of your best work samples that is presented in the interview to the prospective employer.

You should begin to develop your portfolio during your first semester. A resume should also be started and updated each semester.

We Are Here To Help

Instructors can offer advice as to what items to include. Mary McGinnis will help with all the details of assembling a dynamic portfolio.

What May Be Included In A Portfolio

  • Cover or Title page
  • Table of contents listing items in the portfolio
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Philosophy of Career Field
  • Statement of professional goals and objectives
  • References
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Copies of Certifications
  • Awards and Honors
  • Sample of special projects
  • Articles written
  • Photographs of special class events and projects
  • Copies of college transcripts


























How Should The Portfolio Look?

  • Professional - clean, neat, word processed, printed on a laser printer
  • Compiled in a 3 ring binder
  • All information should be in heavy plastic sleeved sheets.
  • Dividers may be used to separate sections if there are many items.
  • Use professional resume paper.

Job Board

For Students, Alumni and Employers upload a résumé, find a job, post a job, search résumés all online and 24/7

Contact Career Services

Lois Trimbur
Career Services Specialist
724.287.8711 Ext. 8310

Mary McGinnis
Career Development Coordinator/Academic Advisor
724.287.8711 Ext. 8264

Online Resources

College Central Network allows students and alumni to post a resume and employers to post job openings.


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