FAQ

How do I import my e-portfolio from the MIS page?

  1. You will need to log in to the Fox E-Portfolios Site.
  2. Go to your Dashboard (on your MIS e-portfolio)
  3. Click ‘Tools’ in the navigation bar on the left hand side (there will be a wrench icon next to it).
  4. Be sure to choose ‘All Content’, and then click ‘Download Export File.’
  5. A box will pop up asking you to open or save the file, you want to ‘Save’ that .xml file on to your computer. Remember the save location!
  6. Log out. Then, proceed to the new HRM site and log in.
  7. On your e-portfolio Dashboard go under ‘Tools‘
  8. Click ‘Import’ and then click “WordPress” for the location to import from. Proceed to choose and upload the saved .xml file.
  9. Click ‘Update’ on the right hand side to save your changes.
  10. You may notice that the site won’t look exactly the same as your MIS e-portfolio, so you will need to do some revision within your Dashboard to change the theme and layout around if need be. You will also likely need to re-upload some documents, pictures, etc. Make sure that all of your links are functioning and accurate!

Congratulations! You have now exported your MIS portfolio and imported it into the HRM Community Site!!

How do I ‘List’ My E-portfolio to Start Getting My Points?

Click the “List my E-portfolio” link on the header menu after you’ve finished creating your site.

The page will ask for your name, major, minor, skills, interests, graduation date, and will ask you to select the e-portfolio you want listed! As long as you are logged in, your site will pop up in the drop down box. Select it, and hit Submit.

After submitting, you should receive an e-mail stating that your e-portfolio has been submitted to be approved. Once it is approved, you will get another email stating that it has been approved and that you have been awarded 50 points for your creation of an e-portfolio.

Why wasn’t my e-portfolio approved?

Please note that your e-portfolio will not be listed if you do not have enough content on your site or if it is poorly formatted. You must meet the minimum requirements to be given consideration. Remember that the purpose of making this site is to make you more professional and marketable! Here are some tips and common mistakes made when creating the e-portfolio and an EXAMPLE of an e-portfolio:

Common mistakes

  1. Bad or inappropriate photos.  Students should make an effort to create a professional head-shot, in proper business attire.  (These can be taken against a white wall by your roommate.)
  2. No actual resume or link to a resume posted to the site.  In many cases the link doesn’t work, and/or the resume is poorly written and formatted.  Resumes must be in the Fox School format which is available on the CSPD website.  Also,  resumes should be in PDF format, not word (which is true for any other documents posted to the site.)  If you have your picture on your resume or it has some strange formatting, your e-portfolio will be rejected.
  3. Believe it or not, many e-portfolios are submitted with no name on the site.  Some students didn’t even bother to put their name on the main page of their site, much less provide any background info, year, major etc.
  4. Inappropriate content.  This is not Facebook.  Every semester we get e-portfolios filled with pages with you tube videos of the greatest song ever…the gang skateboarding last weekend, the latest kegger, and  things of that nature.  Your e-portfolio needs to be professional.
  5. The e-portfolio site link was bad or didn’t work.  Sometimes students make them password protected (which defeats the purpose).  Other times the link takes us to another page on their site (not the main page).  It is up to you to send the right link, and make sure the reader gets to the correct landing page.  Readers won’t spend the time to figure out what the main page URL should be.
  6. The site was not formatted correctly.  Make sure you set up pages for the main assignment criteria (About Me, Resume, Career Interests, Photo/Bio, etc.)  Don’t just use posts for all of your material.  Also, messy formatting, typos, and bad grammar will cause your e-portfolio to be rejected.
  7. Menus on either side of your page that are not being used by you.  Delete the default menus if you are not going to use them.  i.e. blogroll, links etc.  If you don’t have anything in these, get rid of them.
  8. Your name should appear in at least the tagline of each page.  If someone is looking at your interests page and want to see your name they should be able to see it.
  9. If you are going to provide links to different pages/companies that you may have worked at or places you enjoy visiting, write a blurb about that place/company and then put the link.  Simply linking to another site does not give the visitor any background about why they are going to this site and what your connection is to it.

If you have any comments about this site, make sure to contact Elspeth Vandegrift (elspeth.vandegrift@temple.edu) or Megan Rybak (megan.rybak@temple.edu).

What is my portfolio (e-portfolio)?

As a Fox student, you know you’re one of the best. With an HRM e-portfolio, you enable others to view a variety of your greatest achievements. All HRM majors will create an e-portfolio when taking MIS 2101. This e-portfolio will be your way to shine for employers and peers alike. It will also be a first stop for many recruiters seeking new graduates perfectly suited to a given job.

What are professional achievement points?

For each item that is added to your portfolio, you will earn points. For example, we strongly urge all of our students to work at least one full-time internship (350 points).

Why do I want points?

According to a Gallup and Purdue University research project in 2014:

“The data in this study suggest that, as far as future worker engagement and well-being are concerned, the answers could lie as much in thinking about aspects that last longer than the selectivity of an institution or any of the traditional measures of college. Instead, the answers may lie in what students are doing in college and how they are experiencing it. Those elements — more than many others measured — have a profound relationship to a graduate’s life and career.”

This is very important, and it is the reasoning behind the point system. By being engaged with the department, faculty, SHRM, LinkedIn and other HR groups, you show employers that your abilities can be proven by deed and by the word of others. In essence, the point system is all about being connected.

What can I earn points for?

See the Professional Achievement Points page for a complete list of point-earning opportunities.

  • Internships and HR related work: The quickest way to earn the most points is a traditional full-time internship. Part-time, project based internships also earn points. Points can also be earned for working other types of HR related jobs at Temple or elsewhere.
  • SHRM: Continuous participation in SHRM is strongly encouraged and rewarded with points. A leadership role within SHRM will earn you more points. You can also earn points for participating in SHRM sanctioned professional development activities.
  • Professional development: Earn up to 50 points for creating your e-portfolio and keeping it current.
  • Networking: Earn points for engaging with industry and HR professionals at HRM department and Philly SHRM events, and maintaining an appropriate social media presence.

How are points awarded?

Points are awarded automatically for certain department sponsored activities (e.g., attending the HRM awards, participating in SHRM). If you have just completed an internship or job and would like to get credit, please send an email with documentation to hrmpoint@temple.edu.

Why are points deducted?

Points are deducted if you sign up for an activity and are a ‘no show.’ For example, if the activity is worth 20 points, then the same number of points will be deducted if you are a ‘no show’ for the activity. The department works hard to provide students with professional development opportunities. If you are a ‘no show’ and do not make prior arrangements then that shows a lack of professional development which is reflected in the point deduction.

How do I check my points?

Login to the HRM Community site and look at the Dashboard, or home page, for your eportfolio.

In the Dashboard, you will see current points, the badge you have earned (see below), how many points you need to earn to get to the next level, and the list of transactions for which you have earned portfolio points.

What if my points are missing?

It may take up to two weeks for the points to be posted. If you still do not see your points, please send an email to hrmpoints@temple.edu.

How do I get a professional achievement badge?

To earn a badge, you must first earn points. Once you have sufficient points, you can display the badge on your e-portfolio. To display the badge follow these steps:

  • Login to your E-portfolio dashboard
  • Select Appearance and then Widgets on the left
  • Drag the Widget titled “Professional Achievement Badge” to the primary sidebar of your site.
  • You are done! The widget will automatically display the appropriate badge and number of points earned. As you gain more points and move up a level, the widget will automatically display the new badge.

What are the levels of professional achievement?

  • Grand Master: The pinnacle of professional readiness. Leaders have extensive experience in engaging with industry, have demonstrated extensive leadership and communication skills, and are likely to take on leadership roles in the future.
  • Master: The master of professional achievement. Integrators have gone above and beyond all the basic requirements and excelled in every category of professional development, career knowledge, networking and are expected to be stars in their careers.
  • Candidate: The complete well rounded student. Candidates have excelled in meeting all the department’s requirements for professional development. They are ready for the workplace!
  • Apprentice: Apprentices have started investing in their professional development early and are well on track to meet the department’s requirements for professional achievement.
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