A portfolio is either a physical or digital compilation of your academic/professional work and experiences that communicates your skills and expertise in an interactive way to future employers, graduate and professional schools, and more.
There are three main types of portfolios that students at the University of Florida focus on creating:
- Art Portfolios
- Teaching Portfolios
- General/Professional Portfolios
A number of content management platforms are available for free such as Wix, Google sites, Weebly, and WordPress for students to use in developing digital portfolios.
Types of Portfolios:
Art portfolios are samples of your academic and professional original work that demonstrates your skill set within the visual arts, design, film, and more. These types of portfolios are generally more engaging as they demonstrate your creativity and the types of methods you have studied throughout your time at UF.
Teaching portfolios are generally for Graduate-level students and they are meant to digitally showcase your teaching and professional strengths and effectiveness as a teacher. Teaching Portfolios are typically required for academic positions, especially those that are focused on teaching at the college level. Parts of your teaching portfolio can include teaching documentation like syllabi, professional development opportunities, teaching statement and more.
Learn more about Teaching Portfolios.
General/Professional portfolios can vary based on the intended industry or career path of each student. These physical or digital portfolios can include blogs, writing samples, pictures, videos, and reflective pieces to show the learning and development that has occurred through different on and off campus experiences such as study abroad, internships, and student organization involvement.
Learn more about General/Professional Portfolios.