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Digital Portfolios for Graduate Students

The Graduate College encourages every graduate student to create and periodically update a digital portfolio that reflects their scholarly and professional growth.


What is a digital portfolio?

Simply, it is an electronic collection of your reflective learning and accomplishments over time.

Who might be interested in my digital portfolio?

  • Instructor
  • Program of Study
  • Peers and Collogues
  • Friends and Family
  • Potential Employers

Whether you create your digital portfolio independently or as part of a course, program, or internship requirement, we recommend that you always provide an introduction to any evidence shared, demonstrate professionalism and growth, and reflect on what you learned and why it’s of value.

Some things to include on your portfolio:

  • an introduction or “about” page
  • a well thought out research statement
  • samples of your best writing
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae or résumé
  • examples of projects
  • recorded presentations

Remember when including any evidence to always frame it with some sort of narrative introduction or summary so that it encourages the reader to engage.

How do I create a digital portfolio?

To learn how to create a portfolio in Digication (ASU’s supported digital portfolio platform) review Create a Portfolio.

We’ve made it easy for graduate students to customize their digital portfolios by providing a pre-designed Graduate College Professional Development Template.

What if I have more questions?

ASU has robust resources dedicated to helping you with digital portfolios.

The Graduate College offers 10 Tips for curating your digital portfolio.