The Portfolio
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The portfolio is a tool that many universities and graduate schools use to help students demonstrate what they have learned and accomplished during the semester. It facilitates students' ability to link classroom work to the world of professional work. Your final portfolio will be sent to your university, and can serve as documentation of your skills and abilities to potential future employers. 

Goals of the Portfolio

  • Document your work and accomplishments from your D.C. experiences;
  • Show growth and improvement personally, professionally, academically, civically and in your leadership abilities;
  • Reflect on your development as a lifelong learner.

RequirementsAt the end of the semester, you will submit one professionally spiral-bound copy of the Portfolio to your Academic Program Advisor and upload one electronic copy to Schoology. Instructions on how to submit an electronic Portfolio will be given in your program syllabus.

Organize the portfolio in the following order:

  • Cover (Include name, home institution, and internship site)
  • Table of Contents
  • Capstone Reflection
  • Informational Interview Reflection
  • Career Marketing Reflection
  • Civic Engagement Reflection
  • Work Samples from the Intership, with Cover Page
  • Work Sample from the Academic Course, with Cover Page
  • Academic Course Syllabus (from your evening academic course)
  • Appendix (optional) Feel free to include pictures, related news articles, professional reflections, etc.

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