career prep

Q5 Create a Digital Portfolio

16. Career Prep


16.Q5 Script for the animated video


You have successfully completed your research on careers. Next, you will prepare your own credentials and promote your skills and abilities. During this Quest, you will be asked to prepare a resume, application, and digital portfolio.

Key Vocabulary

Credentials: Credentials are a document or certificate proving a person's identity or qualifications for a position.

Portfolio: A portfolio is a collection of works or documents that are representative of a person's skills and accomplishments.

I Can Statements

  • create a digital portfolio
  • add different types of content to my online presence


Review the sample student portfolios, then update your online presence to begin posting items that promote your skills and abilities to your online Career Portfolio.

1.  Update your online presence

Create a new page on your online presence named Career Portfolio. The purpose of an online portfolio is to promote your resume online! Consider including sections or sub-pages that coincide with the parts of your resume (e.g. About Me, Education, Work Experience, Skills, Activities, Awards & Honors). NOTE: References should NOT be listed on an e-portfolio.

2. Check out what others are doing

Check out how these high school students are preparing for the world of work.

You may want to see how college student Levi Smith’s digital electronic portfolio (e-portfolio) has evolved since he was in high school. Make note of the images, pages, and contents now that he is older


3. Add documents and samples
Begin posting documents and examples of your work to your Career Portfolio page. Include the following:

  • Career Research infographic or multi-media presentation (Quest 3)
  • Sample Application (Quest 4)
  • Resume (Quest 4)
  • Education Plan (Quest 4)
  • Other (Examples:  scan awards, post images, videos or presentations, or key an introduction about yourself)

4. Publish and share your updated online presence with your teacher for evaluation.

5. Check with your teacher to see how you will submit your work for this Quest.

Completing this Quest

When you have finished creating and updating your online presence with your employability documents and samples you have completed this Thing.

 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

 I am ready for Quest 6 Branding Yourself

Competencies & Standards

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits
c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections or artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions
d. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions

6. Creative Communicator
c. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models
or simulations.

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.