March 10, 2008 Archives
I'm leaving the arrangement of your portfolio up to you, with three exceptions.
- Begin with a half-page personal statement that clearly states your entrepreneurial goal for the portfolio. (Are you looking ahead to your dream job, the job you expect to get when you graduate from SHU, a part-time or internship job you want to get this summer or this fall, or something else entirely?)
- A table of contents (following the personal statement)
- A polished draft of your latest resume.
- Some people may want to submit a writing sample, or a lesson plan, or something else appropriate to their intended job. I invite you to use this opportunity to get feedback on your developing professional identity.
(I had previously asked for a printout for myself and one for peer review.... but now I think we'll try to save paper instead. If you don't have an electronic version of a job ad or some other material, you may submit the printout to me with a hand-written note explaining what it's for... just don't forget to add your name to it.)
Update... yeah, a table of contents doesn't make a whole lot of sense if you don't have too much in your portfolio, but by asking you to inclue one, I'm hoping you'll consider what else MIGHT be in your portfolio to flesh it out more and make you more competitive for whatever your goals are. There's another entrepreneurial portfolio due in a few weeks, so you'll have time to think of what else you can put into it.
Bring a printout of your portfolio.
There won't be an online peer review activity. You will review each other's materials in class, and you will write a short informal essay (during class time) summarizing what you learned, and applying it to your own writing process. (What did you learn, and what will you do with what you learned?)