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.  

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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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