The Mid-Term Portfolio is a collection of your work relating to both professional and personal development during the first part of the semester. Your portfolio is an individual assignment, and your overall product will be unique. In addition to crafting career documents (resume, cover letter, etc), you will also write a reflective essay assessing your own status, achievement, and goals for developing the Habits of Mind essential for college success.
1. Professional Development Documents
- Complete Choices 360 and submit a copy of the results output
- Identify a volunteer/internship/job opportunity you find interesting
- Write a one-page cover letter following the guidelines set forth by Purdue Owl
- On the second page of your cover letter, include the web link or scanned image of the opportunity to which you are "applying"
- Other: Writing Center guidelines: Cover Letter P. 1; Cover Letter P. 2
2. Habits of Mind - Reflective Essay
|Curiosity||The desire to know more about the world|
|Openness||The willingness to consider new ways of being and thinking in the world|
|Engagement||A sense of investment and involvement in learning|
|Creativity||The ability to use novel approaches for generating, investigating, and representing ideas|
|Persistence||The ability to sustain interest in and attention to short- and long-term projects|
|Responsibility||The ability to take ownership of one's actions and understand the consequences of those actions for oneself and others|
|Flexibility||The ability to adapt to situations, expectations, or demands|
|Metacognition||The ability to reflect on one's own thinking as well as on the individual and cultural processes to structure knowledge|
In your Reflective Essay, you will focus on six Habits of Mind that you have been developing this spring semester. For each of the six Habits of Mind you choose:
- Explain the evidence in the written word
- Specify how this evidence is proof of your learning
- Copy-paste an image of the evidence at the end of the essay
General Requirements - Reflective Essay:
- Typed; double-spaced document; generally expected to be 2-3 pages long (with truly reflective, concise writing)
- Should contain an introduction, at least one paragraph for each piece of evidence, and end with a conclusion tying everything together and demonstrating your development as a student this semester.
Submission: - Wednesday, March 1st @ 8:00PM
These documents will be submitted as assignments through the Seminar Blackboard course.
- You will receive a 5% grade bonus for meeting with Writing Center or Career Services representatives to review any one of your documents
- You must have documentation proving your visit - submit in person or via email as needed to Prof. Crocker by March 1 @ 8:00pm