HOW TO CREATE A WORK EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO

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					 HOW TO
 CREATE A
   WORK
EXPERIENCE
PORTFOLIO
      OBJECTIVE
    To show an increase in
    technical competencies
    learned throughout the
 student’s work experience
while either in the same job or
        in job changes.
         PORTFOLIO
        DEVELOPMENT
Your portfolio should include the
     following:
I.   Resume
II.  Goals
III. Work Experience

IV.  Educational Experience
V.   Miscellaneous
              FORMAT
   Three-ring binder preferred

   Title page if not on cover

   Index

   Dividers for each section
            I. RESUMÉ
   Include an overview of your professional
    and technical experiences.

   No special format is required.

   A format can be obtained from UW-Stout’s
    Career Planning & Placement Office.
    Contact them at:
    placementcoop@uwstout.edu
           II. GOALS
This section should contain your
 professional goals:

   Clearly state your current position

   Identify where you intend to be in the
    future as a result of earning a degree
   And now,

   to the most
 important part
     of your
portfolio………
     III.
   YOUR
  WORK
EXPERIENCE
  !!!!!!!!!
 This section of your Work
Experience Portfolio is by far
   the most important. It
 should match your resume’
     and provide detailed
information about your work
         experiences.
THIS SECTION SHOULD:

   Contain a chronological list of work
    experience from earliest to most recent;

   Match with your resume’;

                       And

   Provide detailed information about work
    experience from each position held.
 Each list of work
experience should
    contain the
     following
   information:
            REQUIRED
          INFORMATION
A.   Place of Employment

B.   Position Description

C.   List of Skills or Competencies
     Required to Perform the Job
REQUIRED INFORMATION

D.   Evidence of Training Associated with
     this Particular Job, such as:
     a) Certificates
     b) CEU Sheets
     c) Workshop or Seminar Completion
        Certificates
     Training activities should be described
        including competencies achieved.
              REQUIRED
            INFORMATION
E.   Authentic Artifacts that Reflect
     Competence, such as:
     a) Letters of Validation
     b) Items Developed

F.   Letter of Verification of these
     Materials from your Supervisor on
     Company Letterhead
The next list of work
  experience should
   include the same
information as in the
     previous list.
IMPORTANT!!!!!
   Each additional list of work
   experience should identify a
       progressive growth of
competencies OR demonstration
of different skills and competence
   REMEMBER:

     The same
competencies cannot
be evaluated for credit
 in more than one
 work experience!
   SO………
 Be sure to include
detailed descriptions
   for each work
  experience to be
     evaluated.
   IV.
EDUCATIONAL
EXPERIENCES
This section should include
 evidence of educational
  experiences that were
   completed outside of
   traditional schooling
      environments.
  DO NOT include
items listed on official
  school transcripts!
     Authentic Evidence Might
             Include:
   Certificate, Diplomas, CEU Forms
    (include a description of each activity)


   Apprenticeship Documents

   Military Transcripts/Certificates
     Authentic Evidence Might
          Include, Cont.:


   Institutional, State/Federal,
    Organizational Licenses (copy of
    lenience and narrative describing
    process to qualify for lenience)
V. MISCELLANEOUS

 This section should
 contain anything not
  previously included
that reflects technical
     competence.
         REMINDER:
Don’t forget what your objective of this
 portfolio is—
     To show an increase in
 technical competencies learned
   throughout the student’s work
   experience while either in the
    same job or in job changes.
QUESTIONS?

 Contact your
   Advisor
      SUBMISSION
     OF PORTFOLIO
Submit your Portfolio to your Advisor for
     review and awarding of credit.

             GOOD LUCK!