A portfolio documents all aspects of your professional and personal growth as you progress through university and your career.
A portfolio can be used to compliment a resume. A resume is only a summary of your education, employment history and achievements, whereas a portfolio enables you to expand on these experiences and provide evidence of achievements.
A portfolio can include:
HOW WILL I USE MY PORTFOLIO?
When science students graduate, most are faced with the daunting task of applying for graduate jobs that require extensive written applications that address a selection criterion. Most students do not begin to document their skills and achievements until the end of their degree by which time relevant achievements are forgotten and the evidence is lost.
Starting a portfolio at the beginning of your degree will help you keep track of what you have achieved. It can also help you focus on your goals and how to attain them.