We wanted to learn more about her work and why her students are using bulb digital portfolios.
Q. Do you feel the skills needed to curate a digital portfolio coincide to skills required for the job market today? Do digital portfolios play a prominent role in the national trends or demands you predict?
A. Creating a digital portfolio requires choice and for students to work through different questions, obstacles and design thinking (problem solving with design).
Industry partners are interested in seeing what future hires can do, rather than what their resume says. They want soft-skills. To curate a portfolio, soft-skills are a must and (are developed) when students share their bulb. It’s more interactive and personable than a slideshow and the tendencies for communication and listening heighten. So does teamwork and empathy. Companies value that.
In the future it’s possible companies will first look at professional social networks, like LinkedIn, for future hires and then a digital portfolio. At this point, the resume becomes obsolete.