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June 19, 2024

Career Portfolios

A career portfolio (paper or digital) is a collection of evidence or artifacts that reflects a student’s interests, abilities, personality, accomplishments and learning.

As a collection of information, a career portfolio is an excellent organizational tool to be used during the following:

  • the career planning process
  • completion of scholarships applications
  • interviews (jobs, entrance interviews to colleges or universities) using a showcase career portfolio

Portfolio Artifacts

Types of artifacts, tangible items that provide evidence, to collect for the career portfolio are as follows:

  • photographs (events, hobbies, special projects, trophies . . .)
  • assignments
  • newspaper clippings
  • certificates, medals, badges
  • report cards/progress reports
  • samples of school work  (writing, reports, . . .)
  • speeches
  • travel brochures
  • video or audio tapes of performances
  • Thank You cards, letters


A career portfolio should eventually become your brag book:

                                                           “If you done it, it ain’t bragging.”

                                                                               ~ Walt Whitman