The Portfolio
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While in Washington, D.C., you will create a portfolio of your work, documenting your activities and accomplishments for your home institution and prospective employers. Your portfolio will also give you a chance to reflect on your strengths and plan strategically for your future path of leadership.


Goals of the portfolio

  • To show growth and improvement personally, professionally, academically, and civically.
  • Sharpen leadership abilities.
  • Reflect on personally significant work or experiences.
  • Present work in an organized format.

Components of the portfolio

  • Informational Interview Reflection
  • Civic Engagement Reflection
  • Capstone Reflection
  • Work samples (from internship and academic course)

Additional Resources

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