ERIC Number: EJ937700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Eportfolios in Business Communication Courses as Tools for Employment
Okoro, Ephraim A.; Washington, Melvin C.; Cardon, Peter W.
Business Communication Quarterly, v74 n3 p347-351 Sep 2011
Eportfolios are a powerful tool for business students to gain self-awareness and take control of their learning experiences. Ideally, they can be used as online profiles in the job application process, allowing more authenticity, personalization, and completeness than traditional resumes. In our colleges, eportfolios help students reflect on their strengths and weaknesses and form goals for professional development. Overall, however, our students' eportfolios lack the professional touch of their resumes. We believe extensive coordination within a college is required to help business students create eportfolios that they can use to market themselves for professional positions.
Descriptors: College Students, Business Administration Education, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Resumes (Personal), Comparative Analysis, Profiles, Business Communication, Models, Job Application, Documentation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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