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THE MEDIA CENTER: Yes! You Should Create a Professional Portfolio

By Mary Alice Anderson - Posted Jul 1, 2005
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Media specialists enrolled in the online graduate course I teach are required to create electronic portfolios. They begin the process feeling uncertain and overwhelmed. They finish the process proud of their portfolios and of their accomplishments as media specialists. Even without the requirement of a class project, an electronic portfolio is a worthwhile pursuit.
What Is a Portfolio?
A portfolio is a collection of artifacts that document your professional work. It demonstrates your accomplishments, contributions, and professional growth. A portfolio is more than a resume; it contains representative samples of documents you have written, multimedia presentations you have created, and projects you have managed. A portfolio is dynamic. Although typically electronic, today's portfolios still may be a collection of print documents.
Why Create a Portfolio?

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