Most Trinity students have likely figured out that college is not only about academics. Balancing class assignments, extra-curricular activities and social engagements is an invaluable life skill that you are developing in college. 

You still have the structure of a class schedule guiding you through you’re day, but you’re setting priorities and allocating your time to a variety of endeavors. Your portfolio is a great way to demonstrate the time management skills you are developing.

There are probably a few items in your content inventory  that you could use as the basis for a portfolio post with a time-management skill element to it. Start with:

  • An academic example: Is there a class on your content inventory that required a lot of work outside of the class room? Perhaps it was reading-intensive, and you had to set a ‘page per day’ schedule for yourself; perhaps there was a group project and you needed to coordinate your schedule with others. Any class experience that  caused you to carefully consider how you spent your time is a good candidate.
  • An extra-curricular example: Is there a club, team or organization that you’re involved in that you needed to make time for, despite your rigorous academic schedule? A portfolio post that address how (and why) you make the time for these activities is a good demonstration of your time-management skills.
  • A tricky situation: Was there ever time when you had to compromise academic work because of social engagements, professional development or extra-curricular obligations? How did you handle it, and how did you feel about the negotiation? Providing your portfolio audience insight into your decision-making and priority-setting process gives them a good sense of how you view the skills you are building.

As always, consider your intended portfolio audience. Why do they want to know about your time-management skills? Be sure to address that importance in your portfolio post when you add these posts to your site.

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