July 26, 2017
Career Services Rebranding at Miami University premium
Often there is a disconnect between students and career services. Students complain career services aren’t doing enough to help them prepare for life beyond college. At the same time, career services point out that most students aren’t doing their part and putting in the effort needed to get the most of what’s being offered. The […]
July 20, 2017
Use Your Hobby To Showcase Marketable Skills and Get Hired premium
No doubt you’ve heard stories of people taking their hobbies and turning them into a career. For example, that friend who always tries out new fitness routines had a light bulb moment and became a personal trainer. So, if you can turn your hobby into a career, it stands to reason that you can you […]
July 19, 2017
Why Digital Beats Paper When It Comes to Portfolios premium
There is something appealing about a paper portfolio—from being able to feel the texture and quality of the paper used, to having a tangible product to hold. And while a well-designed paper portfolio is certainly a work of art, it begs the questions: in this digital age, is it practical? Like many facets of academia, […]
July 13, 2017
The Best Way to Compete with People Who Lie on Resumes premium
Hiring managers see a lot of resumes so it can be maddening trying to figure out how to set yours apart from the pile. But if you’re thinking about creatively padding (aka, lying) on your resume, think again. Seasoned hiring managers are good at separating fact from fiction, so don’t think your four years spent […]
July 12, 2017
6 Essential Components Every ePortfolio Needs premium
When deciding what type of ePortfolio you want your students to create and maintain, it’s best to first decide what its function will be. Much like resumes, they should be tailored and include pertinent information for the desired outcome. However, there are still certain components that are deemed essential to incorporate. Building a Better ePortfolio […]
July 6, 2017
4 Ways to Standout in the Resume Pile premium
During a one-year period, a former Google recruiter for its network operations division said the company received three million resumes. THREE. MILLION. And you can bet not every resume gets read. But don’t get discouraged. There are easy ways you can make sure your resume gets the attention it deserves. Six Seconds to Shine An […]
July 5, 2017
Including ePortfolios in Students’ First-Year Experience premium
Last week we delved into the benefits of looping advising into the ePortfolio process. Today, we’ll look at how schools are addressing the difficult transition for students from high school to higher ed as they face the unknown of the first year. Many have begun (or even retooled) offering first-year experience curricula to integrate their […]
June 29, 2017
Does Your Evidence Make You a Top Recruit? premium
Last week, the 2017 NBA Draft was held in New York and the lives of hundreds of young athletes were changed one way or another in the blink of an eye. Here’s the thing: every single player chosen was done so based on evidence. We’re not just talking about the glossy PR spin found in […]
June 28, 2017
8 Ways ePortfolios Benefit Advisors and Students premium
When it comes to ePortfolios, often the main focus is on the partnership between students and faculty/staff. Today, we’re looking at the benefits of including advisors in the pedagogical process. This is especially needed if a student is not coming from a K-12 environment where ePortfolios are the norm. He/she will need the proper guidance […]
June 22, 2017
5 Ways to Bounce Back From Job Rejection premium
Rejection. No one likes it and it never get easier. This is especially true when you’re first finding your footing in the workforce. Did you say the wrong thing? Did you not dress appropriately? The list of questions that run through your head after an initial rejection are long and varied. But instead of focusing […]
June 21, 2017
Which Assessment Works Best for Your Students’ ePortfolios? premium
An ePortfolio is an ever-evolving organic creation; providing the evidence of student’s learning and the individual’s reflection of his/her work. However, for ePortfolios to have a meaningful impact, (as opposed to being simply a requirement students meet) they must be assessed on a regular basis. Today, we will look at five types of assessment that […]
June 14, 2017
How ePortfolios Play a Key Role in Reflective Learning premium
As Ferris Bueller famously said, ‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.’ The same can be said for students, who are often too busy with various other school and social-related activities to spend time reflecting on what they’ve learned, or even their own […]