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The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

WatCV ePortfolio: For Students

WatCV (“UWaterloo curriculum vitae”) is designed for students.  To complement and extend their resumes, students can use the WatCV ePortfolio to show employers evidence of their university-based skills. 

During the 2016-2017 school year, 1700 UWaterloo students created WatCV ePortfolios as part of their coursework.  Our research showed that after writing three WatCV ePortfolio reflections, all students -- co-op and non co-op, first to final year,  from all six UWaterloo Faculties -- articulated their skills more accurately and completely, and could explain how these their skills could transfer to new situations.  Almost all students improved their grades with each ePortfolio submission.

Many students have used WatCV reflections as models for how to answer behaviour-based interview questions during employment interviews.  

Check out Erik’s video to see how he handled his interview to get the job he wanted.

The resource buttons on the right-hand side of this page provide students with a link to examples of WatCV, and to a zip file of materials to create a WatCV ePortfolio (WatCV assignment, table of professionals skills, STAR answer format, student model reflections, and a feedback guide). WatCV Example ePortfolios links to model student WatCV ePortfolios, to illustrate excellent student work.

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