UNT's Career Connect -- a program that helps students get hands-on experiences related to their course of study -- has launched an ePortfolio system. The system allows students to centrally document real-world experiences and marketable skills to help them stand out in their job search or pursuit of an advanced degree.
Students build and archive a digital collection of career-related curricular and co-curricular experiences through partnerships with faculty, staff and community leaders. These hands-on activities are assessed and verified so students can present proven skillsets in their ePortfolio on resumes, applications and professional networking platforms.
"Career Connect makes it easier to collect these experiences, connect students to the community to gain skills beyond the classroom and showcase them to potential employers," says Mike Simmons, assistant vice president for academic affairs and director of UNT Career Connect.