INT 2840 Research Portfolio Project

INT 2840 Research Portfolio Project

Written Portfolio

Written Portfolio Requirements:

  • You decide the type of folder, binder or notebook to use (must be professional)
  • Must include dividers and a table of contents with page numbers
  • All information must be typed and organized (easy to follow with page numbers)
  • Must create charts from Excel to illustrate facts
  • Must use spell check and grammar check
  • Line Spacing is double and Margins should be 1” top, bottom, left, and right

Written Portfolio Outline:

Create a professional cover page with your name, course, instructor name and image related to your career. Create a unique title and include the word – “Portfolio”.

Create a letter to your professor stating the benefits of doing this assignment. (This part must be done after you have completed all parts of this project).

Table of Contents – all pages in the portfolio must be numbered including the appendixes.

  • Introduction
  • Professional Emphasis (5 pages minimum) – double space for this section
  • Community Service(s)
  • Professional Periodicals & Conferences (Magazine, Journals, Conferences, etc.)
  • Professional Development
  • Internship & Volunteer Work
  • Interviews
  • Appendix (Supportive Documents)

Introduce yourself, state the purpose of portfolio, and brief overview that summarizes your relevant professional experience(s) and future plans.

You must address your work philosophy (work ethics) and research on your computer career. Research at least 3 different career positions of your interest. Include the following: description, salary, education required, skills required, and other training required. State any certifications and/or certificates needed.

State the community service that you have completed and plan to do in the future/Explain why you chose that community service and how it will benefit you.

  • State tem computer different magazines and/or Journals and explain what they offer along with the disadvantages and advantages (include the web sites).
  • State five conferences computer majors can attend and explain the purpose of the conference. In addition, state how people can attend the conference including the cost, benefits, and web sites.

Explain the courses you have taken, plan to take and future courses that are working toward your career goals. (College courses and other training courses)

State the internships and volunteer work you have completed in your career field. Explain your experience. If you do not have any internships or volunteer work, write a plan of how you plan to accomplish internships or volunteer work to further your career. If you have no desire to do internships or volunteer work, then interview three people in your career field who have done internships and/or volunteer work and summarize their experiences (at least one page per interview).

Interview three different people based on different roles you desire to accomplish within your career goals.

  • Use the Interview Questions that are attached to this project for each person. You may add questions, if you desire. Submit the questions and answers for each interviewee.
  • Summarize what you have learned from the three different people. (Be Specific).
  • Autobiography
  • Create a resume
  • Include any copies of your certifications, degrees, and certificates. Please reference it in your portfolio to come to this section.

Files To Submit:

  • Submit your electronic files of each section
  • For the Appendix section: you can scan the information and attach the files with the Portfolio File.
  • Take a picture of your notebook, folder or binder include the front, back, cover page, table of contents. Attach the images with the other electronic files.


  • Briefly, summarize your work history and education.
  • What special aspects of your work experience have prepared you for this job?
  • Can you describe for me one or two of your most important accomplishments?
  • What advice can you give an individual who wants to follow a career like yours?
  • How did you become interested in ____ (their career option)?
  • What major did you study in college/what college did you attend?
  • What do you most like about your job? Dislike?
  • What advice do you have for someone interested in _____(their career option)?
  • What are the three important things a person should know about ____(their career option)?
  • What companies did you work for and would like to work for? Why?
  • Can you describe your day-to-day schedule and routine?
  • How does the demand of your job affect your family?
  • What books, magazines, and documents should someone interested in ___(their career option) invest their time in reading? Why? What format and why you recommend the format (print, digital)?
  • What skills are necessary to be successful in ____(their career option)?
  • Is this a career you would like to retire from or will you go into another field before retirement?
  • Any other additional questions you would like to add. Please include.

my info

I have been in the IT field since September 1998, Mostly in some sort of Network Operations role supporting computer networks , I’m currently a Senior network engineer, and I can see the future role of the network engineer changing where it may either be merged with Programming or IT Security. Therefore the 3 different career positions of interest should be Programmer, Network Engineer, and Security analyst. Hopeful this is enough to get you started I have also attached a copy of my resume where you can gleam my experience. Please let me know if you need any more information.

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