An orientation to ePortfolios was given by Dr. Helen L. Chen, Director of ePortfolio Initiatives, on Friday, March 8th 2013. This information session was attended by over 40 students. Selected slides with accompanying links that were presented at the meeting are below.
Probably the most popular use of ePortfolios is to showcase one's achievements and work for going on the job market. The concept of "personal branding" is an idea that has grown in popularity in recent years. See, for example, https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/career