Digital Portfolio Lab
The Center for Engaged Liberal Arts, located on the lower level of the Seeley G. Mudd Center, offers dedicated drop-in support as well as workshops to help students harness the power of a learning portfolio at every stage of their college journey. Graduating seniors work with Career Exploration and Development mentors to refine their portfolio and prepare to make the most of professional opportunities.
Oberlin’s Digital Portfolio Curriculum
Students engage with Oberlin’s digital portfolio program throughout their time on campus, from New Student Orientation through senior capstones.
First-Year Advising Portfolio
During New Student Orientation, Peer Advising Leaders (PALs) guide cohorts of new students through the process of developing their First-Year Advising Portfolios. These portfolios are then shared with each student’s academic advisor, strengthening the holistic advising approach that is a hallmark of the Oberlin experience.
The Winter Term project toolkit includes portfolio templates for students' three required Winter Term projects. CELA staff and peer advisors offer group workshops and individual mentoring sessions to support students as they plan projects and curate their achievements and experiences in portfolio pages.
All students pursuing an integrative concentration produce a digital portfolio to document their academic work and experiential learning project. Through these portfolios, students consider how their learning inside and outside the classroom informs their personal and professional development.
From the Classroom to the World
The Engaged Liberal Arts at Oberlin takes what you’re learning in your courses and puts it into practice through internships, research, study away experiences, winter term, career exploration, and beyond.
An Oberlin education puts the liberal arts to work in achieving a life of meaning and purpose.