You will need to complete three "assignments" for your first-year advising ePortfolio. Each assignment need not take more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete, although you are encouraged to take more time and to use the Advising Resources tab (above) to help you brainstorm and develop these assignments.
Due: July 2013
Your first assignment is to create your ePortfolio and to introduce yourself to your advisor by completing the "Initial Thoughts" prompts in your ePortfolio. Directions for doing so will be emailed to you and are on the Help tab (above).
Due: January 2014
Your second assignment is to answer the "Mid-year Adjustment and Plans" questions in your ePortfolio so that you can decide how you would like to move forward with the second semester and the college declaration you will make soon.
Due: May 2014
The final assignment is to complete the five questions in the "Second Semester Wrap Up" page of your eportfolio so that you will be ready to work with your sophomore-year advisors and plan next semester's courses and activities.
Throughout the first year you are also encouraged, but not required, to participate in the Dean's A List.
Beyond the First Year
You will want to continue to update your eportfolio during your sophomore, junior, and senior years so that your future advisors can use it in conversation with you and so that it will be ready to be converted into a showcase portfolio whenever you apply for internships, grants, study abroad opportunities, or jobs.