Preparing For The Job Market: Using New Tools & Building Your E-Portfolio Dr. Farid Farahmand School of Engineering and Technology Central Connecticut State University Outline What skills employers are looking for What you should learn before you graduate How to use your time wisely while in School How to build your own e-portfolio New Times, New Capabilities! Skills employers are looking for … Communications – Having proficiency in reading, writing, and listening Leadership – Being able to take risks Teamwork – Collaborating and working together as a team in the interests of a common cause Integrity & professionalism – Being reliable & acting professionally while allying to accomplish the task Diverse skills – Being accomplished in different areas Strong education – Knowing the fundamentals & where to find things Learn How to Learn & Think! What to learn before you graduate Learning how to think – Problem formulation – Problem solving – Analytical skills Thinking beyond common sense Understanding the fundamentals The great end of education is to discipline rather than furnish the mind; to train it to use its own power, rather than fill it with the accumulations of others" - Tyrone Edwards Enjoy What You DO! Use Your Time Wisely While in School Find a passion – Combine your passion and your skills – Make time for people, save time for yourself Practice teamwork and collaborate – Learn to work together – Learn to teach – Build individual skills Take parts in extra curriculum activities – Get involved in a club; start a project Keep yourself up-to-date – Continue learning new skills, tools, software, hardware – Subscribe to a few good literature – Stay on top of the technology – it is changing before you know it! Create a network – Make connections Show Your Skills! Building an E-Portfolio Use available tools to express yourself and your skills Highlight your accomplishments Emphasize your projects Feature your insolvents Have a complete resume Building Your E-Portfolio Prepare Your Web Page Using MS Word or FrontPage Web page contents Creating your web page or blog – Course Curriculum * – View example web page ** – Club Affiliations – You can obtain your web space by – Resume Major contacting Caputo, Jennifer at 860-832- – Research 1803 – Click here *** for instructions – Capstone Projects – Here are the instructions to access student – Awards web page *** – Scholarships Received A free weblog hosting http://altablogs.com/ – Work Experience – Links * http://www.technology.ccsu.edu/programs/progsheets/cegt/BS_CET_Courses.pdf *** http://www.ccsu.edu/technology/farahmand/ccsu/advising/student_advising/instructions_for_accessing_stude.htm ** http://www.ccsu.edu/technology/farahmand/ccsu/advising/student_advising/index.htm Prepare Your Web Page - Links Internal links External links – Study Areas - – http://delicious.com/ - Share your links * http://www.ccsu.edu/advising/facre – http://www.youtube.com/ - Broadcast yourself s/newgened4.html – http://www.scribd.com/ - Share your – Scholarships - documents *** http://www.ccsu.edu/Instiadv/schol – http://scholar.google.com/ - Google search arships/ – http://groups.google.com/ - Start a group # – Advising - http://citrix.ccsu.edu/ – Download MS http://www.ccsu.edu/technology/fa products ** rahmand/ccsu/advising/student_adv ising/advising.htm # http://www.ccsu.edu/technology/farahmand/ccsu/courses/cet323/cet_323.htm *** http://www.scribd.com/doc/6658655?secret_password=psadl6nh737ga8518xo * http://delicious.com/faridfarahmand (** Download the Citrix ICA®Client for Windows first: http://libweb.mnsfld.edu/Citrix/ICAWEB/en/ica32/setup.htm) Assignment – (1) Index page Create your web page exactly as shown: 1- Use the link below 2- Include your name 3- Make sure the date is updated automatically 4- All your files must be in MyWeb Directory http://www.ccsu.edu/technology/farahmand/ccsu/advising/student_advising/index.htm Assignment – (2) Include links Add all the links (external and internal as mentioned before) on a separate sheet and link it to the index page. On a separate sheet write a brief bio about yourself and access it via a link on the index page. On a separate sheet list all MAJOR courses (name and course number) you have completed. Access it via a link on the index page. Create a http://delicious.com/ account. Add two links on it. Create a link to your Delicious account on the index page Create a http://www.youtube.com/ account. Upload a video. Create a link to your YouTube account on the index page – You can download from your cell phone! On a separate sheet write a brief description about one of the projects you have done. Include pictures and figures if you like. Access it via a link on the index page. Assignment – (3) File Structure You must show me your Web page with all its links. Submit the link to your web page through VISTA. 10 point for each part!