What to Include
Stand Out with your Portfolio
What to Include: While the basis of your e-portfolio will be your reflections, you are encouraged to innovate and distinguish your e-portfolio. The following information will help you to achieve this:
Achievements: This section provides a way for students to highlight their academic, professional, and societal achievements. These include, but are not limited to: awards, accolades, scholarships, and leadership positions.
Education: The education section will provide readers with information on the
student’s past, present, and future educational endeavors. The names of the schools
attended, degrees earned, and grade point averages attained should all be listed.
Alongside these components, students can include future educational goals as well
as skill sets they have acquired.
Goals: This section allows students to share with readers their future academic,
professional, and personal goals. Goals can include higher education, career
aspirations, or events like skydiving and running a marathon.
Artifacts: This section allows students to upload past projects, writing pieces, and presentations. Included should be your best work as a student or professional.
Leadership philosophy: Leadership can take on many definitions and styles. As a leader, it is important to create and distinguish your own philosophy on leadership. A good way to develop a philosophy is by answering the following questions:
o What do you think makes a leader?
o Can everyone be a leader?
o What is the most necessary attribute to become a leader?
o How vital is leadership’s role in society?
Resume: As a leader, a well-constructed resume is vital. Resumes are tools that both graduate schools and employers use as a basis for selecting and recruiting. Students in Leadership University should have a copy of their resume uploaded on their e-portfolio. If students need help creating a resume they may seek assistance through the Grand Valley Career Center.
References: Students should have at least 3 professional references on their Leadership University web-page. These references should be previous employers, professors, advisors, and coaches. References should not be friends and family members.
Page last modified May 13, 2014