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Tile Types

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You can add tiles to your profile's cover page to show classmates and employers what you've accomplished in your classes, projects, volunteerships, internships, and work experiences.

Competencies

Image illustrating associated textYou can add competencies to your profile from your cover page or from the Competencies page. Consider adding competencies to show employers what you know. For example, add some of the following competencies:

  • Software tools you have proficient knowledge in
  • Techniques you have learned
  • Team skills
  • Certifications for CPR, computer networking, and lifeguard training
  • Grading recognition from your institution, such as being on the Dean's List
  • Awards from competitions

You can create your own competencies or use those provided by the Occupational Information Network (O*NET)—a free online database containing occupational definitions. To learn more, see O*NET Online. Start typing in the text box to generate a list of competencies.

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Associate Competencies to Show Your Level of Expertise

You can display your knowledge level in each of the competencies you add to your profile. If you are highly proficient in something, let potential employers know!

When you create a competency, identify where you learned or practiced the skill. Choose a work experience or project to associate it with. Click a competency tile at any time to add additional work experience and projects.

You can also add competencies when you create or edit a work experience or project.

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Each time you associate a competency to work experience and projects, the skill level increases. Competency levels range from learning to advanced in.

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To delete a competency, click it and then click the X. Deleting a competency removes the entry and associations with work experience and projects.


Projects

Image illustrating associated textAdd project activity to your profile from your cover page or from the Projects page. Provide the following information:

  • Project Name: The name of the project you worked on.
  • Description: A description of the project and what you did.
  • Links to project images and videos: Show a video or a collection of images. MyEdu can display videos from YouTube and Vimeo, as well as images from Flickr and SlideShare. You can only link to one, so pick the one that best highlights the project.
  • Project Type: This includes academic, extracurricular, job or internship, personal, and volunteer.
  • Competencies: A list of competencies you developed while working on this project. Add each individually.

The project and competencies are added to the Project and cover pages. The latest project entry appears first.

Competencies you add also appear on the Competencies and cover pages.

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Click Edit next to each entry to edit or delete it. Deleting a project removes the entry and associations with competencies.


Work Experience

Image illustrating associated textAdd work experience to your profile from your cover page or from the Work Experience page. Provide the following information:

  • Company: The name of the company you worked for.
  • Job Title: Your job title.
  • Start and End Dates: When you started and finished with the company.
  • Job Location: Where the job was located.
  • Description: Your job description.
  • Competencies: A list of competencies you developed while working at this job. Add each individually. 

The work experience is added to the Work Experience and cover pages. The latest work experience entry appears first.

Competencies you add also appear on the Competencies and cover pages.

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Click Edit beside each entry to edit or delete it. Deleting a project removes the entry and associations with competencies.


Example Cover Page

The following image shows a student's cover page after he added three competencies, one work experience entry, and one project. Other tiles show his pertinent information such as his institution and major. The competency tiles display his level of expertise.

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Tile Information

Select from the available tile types in the library. You can add some tiles only once, and you can add some multiple times.

Tile Types
Name Can Be Added Only Once Can Add Multiple Tiles Can Delete View as Own Page
Career Status Yes   Yes  
Classification Yes   Yes  
Competencies   Yes You can delete the tile from the cover page, but the information still appears on the Competencies page. You must delete the information from the Competencies page to delete it entirely. Click Competencies below your avatar to view your competency and skill tiles as its own page.
Courses

If you have an existing course from MyEdu, your information persists on the cover page, but you are not able to add or edit them.

  Yes Yes  
Degree Type Yes   You can change the tile information, but you cannot delete it.  
Degree Progress Yes   You can change the tile information, but you cannot delete it.  
Foreign Languages   Yes Yes  
Hometown Yes   Yes  
Institution Yes   You can change the tile information, but you cannot delete it.  
Major Yes   You can change the tile information, but you cannot delete it.  
Organizations   Yes Yes  
Projects   Yes You can delete the tile from the cover page, but the information still appears on the Projects page. You must delete the information from the Projects page to delete it entirely. Click Projects below your avatar to view your project tiles as its own page.
Social Networks

With the updated profile, Facebook and Twitter are not integrated with your profile, but are shared with others using the Social Networks tile.

Yes   Yes  
Work Experience   Yes You can delete the tile from the cover page, but the information still appears on the Work Experience page. You must delete the information from the Work Experience page to delete it entirely. Click Work Experience below your avatar to view your work experience tiles as its own page.
Work Location Preference Yes   Yes