ELN Digital Badges

ELN's digital badges will help you build skills for your career while engaging in your mentored project.

You will work through a series of activities at your own pace to activate the full potential of experiential learning.

Badges You Can Earn

While engaging in a mentored project from the Project Portal, you will work through a series of independent activities to earn one of the following digital badges. Select the badge that most closely aligns with your project focus and complete all three project phases listed below to earn your digital badge and display your achievement.

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creative work digital badge icon.
global collaboration digital badge icon.
innovation digital badge icon.
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sustainability digital badge icon.

Project Phases

To earn a digital badge, you will complete a series of activities, which are divided into three phases. You will work at your own pace, and once you complete all of the activities you will be awarded the digital badge, which you can share on your digital resume or LinkedIn to demonstrate your skills and accomplishments to future employers. Note: To get started, find a project and follow the steps in the project profile.

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Preparation Phase


  • Set goals and intentions.
  • Gain important context and understanding of the topic.
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Engagement Phase

Engage + Add Value

  • Work with your project mentor to complete your project.
  • Produce and submit your final project outcome.  
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Reflection Phase

Reflect + Leverage

  • Evaluate the growth of your skills and competencies.
  • Critically reflect on your experience through various lenses.
  • Weave your experience and growth into a narrative employers will value.
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Earn and Share Your Digital Badge

  • You will earn the digital badge after completing all three phases. 
  • Share it with future employers or graduate schools on your resume, UB Portfolio or LinkedIn profile. 
What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is a new type of credential that allows you to show the specific skills you've gained through learning experiences. It's a clickable icon that can digitally display your work and accomplishments to key audiences, like future employers or graduate schools, when embedded on your digital resume, UB Portfolio or LinkedIn.

Learn more about micro-credentials and digital badges from UB's Office of Micro-Credentials.