Getting Started

During your freshman year, you will begin building your College and Career Readiness Portfolio.  Below are the step you need to take  to take as well information within each to begin building you portfolio.

STEP 1: PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION

The first step in buildng a College and Career Readiness Portfolio is to choose your portfolio site and begin working on your first page.   At this school, you will be constructing your Portfolio using Wix.com.  

Begin your main page with a professional working title and some general inforamtion about you or a inspirational quote.

**Don't forget to make pages on your main portfolio page to easily allow your educators/counseling to navigate your portfolio.**

STEP 2: RESUME AND COVER LETTER

Follow the directions on accessing templates to write your resume.   While you will build a cover letter based on the specific position you are applying for.  In your sophomore and junior year, you will be working with the counselor in workshops designed to create cover letters for specific jobs (scenerio based)

Don't leave out work experience.  Be sure to list all work experience by date and include:

Date of Employment

Job Title

Employer

Job Description and any special information about the job

Reason for leaving

STEP 3: PAST, CURRENT, AND FUTURE COURSE PLAN

You will create a portfolio page labeled "Past, Current and Future Course Plan"   Within the page, you will create 3 Columns and list the past, current, and future class list columns as well as keep track of the number of credits taken, number of credits still needing to take, and total number of college credits needed to graduate.

STEP 4: INTEREST AREAS

If you have not completed your INTEREST INVENTORY, please visit the "What Career is Right for Me?" page.  Once you have completed such and found areas of interest, create a page on your own portfolio and title it "INTEREST AREAS, CAREER PREP".   Within this page, you will not only list those interest areas, but also the careers of interests available in the areas.  Students should also document multiple interest areas as well as classes chosen, or available in the future or dual credit that are affiliated with the interest areas.   

Include within this page a list of colleges, trade school or military options from yoru research, whether specific schools or program areas needed for the career chosen.  

STEP 5: JOBS SHADOWING, INTERNSHIPS, WORK EXPERIENCE

Though you will formally put your work experience on your resume, it would be a good idea to keep a list of the employment and volunteering activities

Date of Employment

Job Title

Employer

Job Description and any special information about the job

Reason for leaving

STEP 6: ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS AND SPECIAL TALENTS

Don't forget to highlight your strength on it's own page.   This can be formal recognitions and awards you have recieved, or those strengths you feel will help you succeed in the future.   

STEP 7: ASSESSMENT SCORES

Document your past and current scores in important assessments you will need when completing college, trade school and military applications

STEP 8: PERSONAL AND CHARACTER REFERENCES

No matter if you complete an application for employment, college, military, or even scholarship, you will need to include at least 3 character references.   Keep you reference list here, as well as your resume for quick access.  DON'T FORGET TO ASK the person if you can use them as a personal reference first.  Do not ask relatives to be your personal reference.

Persons name

How Long have you known them/nature of the relationship

Address and Contact number

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