Career Portfolio 2020

July 6, 2020

Eight area students have been announced as winners of the annual Delaware Area Career Portfolio Competition. Each student will receive a $250 cash award from their sponsoring organization and an award certificate from the Delaware Area Career Center. Read the full article in the Delaware Gazette.

A Career Portfolio is intended as a summary of a student’s achievements in high school and a blueprint for the immediate future. Students created electronic portfolios in Google Slides using documents, photos, and multi-media to showcase their skills, career interests, and experiences.  Portfolios also captured education and training, work-based learning experiences, volunteer work, or extra-curricular activities.  

The competition was open to area seniors from Big Walnut, Buckeye Valley, Delaware Area Career Center, Delaware Hayes, Olentangy, Olentangy Berlin, Olentangy Liberty, and Olentangy Orange High Schools.  One student from each school was chosen to be recognized by a panel of judges. These volunteer judges consisted of community members, area businesses, and educators.

The 2020 Winning Students:

  • Abigail Costello, Big Walnut High School
  • Alisa Stricklin, Buckeye Valley High School
  • Brian Whitesel, Delaware Area Career Center
  • Shreya Ghanekar, Olentangy High School
  • Kristen Lillemoen, Olentangy Berlin High School
  • Nitish Dashora, Olentangy Liberty High School
  • Mia Jakubowski, Olentangy Orange High School
  • Alyssa Graham, Rutherford B. Hayes High School

These eight area students will be awarded a $250 cash scholarship.  A special thanks to the 2020 Career Portfolio Contest sponsors:  Consolidated Electric Cooperative, Inc., Fidelity Federal Savings & Loan Association, Manos, Martin & Pergram Co., LPA, Ohio Living Sarah Moore, Richwood Bank, Sunbury/ Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Delaware County, and Willow Brook Christian Communities.

Students are encouraged to use their Career Portfolio beyond the competition in employment, college admissions, and scholarship interviews to help the interviewer get a more complete picture of the student’s background.  The Career Portfolio Competition is coordinated by Delaware Area Career Center as a career readiness experience for local high school seniors.