Gainful Employment

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER PORTFOLIOS

 Prepare incoming students for college and work experiences

Set up summer micro-burst sessions where students develop the skills they need to succeed independently at college and in the workplace… Learn More

Download the FREE Curriculum Guide for Creating Your Career Portfolio At-A-Glance for Students, 4ed.

    Contains detailed plans for using career portfolios in: 

    • A dedicated full-semester class
    • Existing classes
    • Jump Start workshops
    • Internship programs
    • Self-study programs

     Get grading rubrics and O*NET skill inventory mapping for: 

    • Creating Your Career Portfolio At-A-Glance Guide for Students activities
    • Career Transitions Workbook exercises
    • College Prep Workbook exercises
    • Hard-copy Career Portfolio
    • electronic ePortfolio

    Career Portfolios – A Tool for Life

    A Career Portfolio is a tool to help people plan, organize, and document work samples and skills. 

    A career portfolio is a collection of information each person designs and creates to present the best of themselves to other people. In a hard copy binder or electronic form, a career portfolio helps individuals organize skills and abilities to market themselves to others:

    • for job interviews
    • to compete for internships
    • to track and quantify your internship experience
    • to  compete for scholarships
    • in performance reviews
    • in promotions and career shifts

    Using a portfolio can help you get a job, get a higher starting salary, show transferable skills, track personal development and position yourself for advancement.

     The Career Portfolio is not just a thing… it is a process, a way of thinking and a tool for keeping your professional and personal life integrated for workplace success.

     You need to be able to imagine what you want and know how to classify and categorize your knowledge, skills, abilities and rare talents through the elements of the Career Portfolio.