Electronic Career Portfolio

Category: Project/Presentation

Type: Individual

Grade Level: 9-12

Deadline/Testing: 15-Feb

Competitor Limit: 1 Entry per chapter

Event Guidelines


  • Competitors, not advisers, must prepare the electronic career portfolio.
  • The portfolio is to be specific to the career goals and professional experiences that the student has completed; it is not a showcase of FBLA experiences.
  • All information should reflect the student’s accomplishments and experiences that have actually occurred.
  • The portfolio must include a resume and a career summary. The career summary should include career choice, description of career, skills, and education required, and future job outlook (e.g., monetary, advancement).
  • Competitors are expected to follow all applicable copyright laws. Refer to the FBLA Format Guide for copyright guidelines.
  • Sample materials also must be included in the portfolio. These samples must include but are not limited to the following:
    • Career-Related Education. Describe career-related education that enhances employability. Include a summary of school activities, career research projects, application of business education, and/or related occupational skills and their relationship to the job.
    • Educational Enhancement. Describe educational opportunities that enhance employability. Include career opportunities development planning, summaries of job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, informational interviews, community service projects, and products developed during these experiences.
    • Examples of Special Skills. Include up to five examples of special skills, talents, and/or abilities related to the job and career goals. These may be in any format but must fit within the dimensions of the portfolio. Audio and/or video recordings may be included in the portfolio.
  • Complete the online submission form found on the Nebraska FBLA website with entry file or URL.
  • Portfolios will be judged according to the rating sheet.
  • The eight (8) competitors with the highest portfolio scores will be scheduled for the performance portion of the event. The order of performance will be drawn at random by an impartial person at the state office and announced prior to the conference.



  • The presentation is an explanation of the chosen career search and supporting materials using the electronic career portfolio.
  • Visual aids and samples related to the project may be used; however, no items may be left with the judges or audience.
  • The competitor must provide the computer and projector for the presentation. Internet access will be provided. Five (5) minutes will be allowed to set up and remove the equipment.
  • The individual has seven (7) minutes to present.
  • A timekeeper will stand at six (6) minutes and again at seven (7) minutes. When the presentation is finished, the timekeeper will record the time used, noting a deduction of five (5) points for any time over seven (7) minutes.
  • Following each presentation, judges will conduct a three (3) minute question-answer period.


Each local chapter may enter one (1) entry from FBLA members in Grades 9 through 12.


Entries will be judged by a panel of judges according to the rating sheet. All decisions of the judges are final.

Who Goes to Nationals?

The first-, second-, and third-place winners of this event will represent Nebraska in the Electronic Career Portfolio event at the National Leadership Conference, provided the individuals have not placed in the top 10 in this event at a previous National Leadership Conference.