Chapter 7: Professional Portfolios
Self-Assessment (due this week)
In Week 1, you should have completed the following assessments from your textbook.
- Marketing Readiness Quiz (pp. 8–16)
- Self-Awareness Checklist (pp. 16–17)
- Ability Assessment (pp. 17–19)
- Transferable Skills Checklist (pp. 19–20)
- Work Environment and Life Preferences (pp. 20–21)
- Self-Assessment Summary Sheet (pp. 21–22)
You will be using these results to prepare your Self-Assessment assignment that is due this week.
The assignment template and grading rubric are available in Doc Sharing. Save the template file by adding your last name to the template filename (e.g. Week2_Self-Assessment_Template_Smith.docx). Be sure to proofread and spell check your work before you submit it.
The grading rubric is also available below:
| Part 1: Award full credit if all sections meet minimum requirements. Deduct up to 20 points depending on how incomplete the responses are. No points awarded if the section is not completed.Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.|| 30|
| Part 2: Award full credit if the ideal job is described sufficiently. Deduct up to 10 points for incomplete responses. No points awarded if the section is not completed.Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.|| 20|
| Part 3: Award full credit if all sections meet minimum requirements. Deduct up to 20 points depending on how incomplete the responses are. No points awarded if the section is not completed.Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.|| 30|
| Part 4: Award full credit if the student has provided a reflective summary of their learnings. Deduct up to 10 points if the response is incomplete. No points awarded if the section is not completed.Deduct up to 5 points for spelling and grammatical errors.|| 20|
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.
See the Syllabus section "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information.
Portfolio: Draft (due in Week 4)
You will be preparing an electronic portfolio documenting your educational and career achievements and aspirations. You can choose to create a web page, or you can use an application like Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint. Your portfolio should be logically organized, visually appealing, and include the following items (required content items are noted).
- Title Page (*REQUIRED*)
- Table of Contents (*REQUIRED*)
- Statement of Authenticity: This is a statement indicating that you are the author of all materials contained within your career portfolio, that it is your original work, and that it is an honest representation of your skills. It should be inserted in your portfolio immediately following the Table of Contents. (*REQUIRED*)
- Personal Mission Statement: The Week 4 Lecture will contain helpful information on how to write your personal mission statement. (*REQUIRED*)
- Your Elevator Speech (also called a 30-second commercial): This is a short 15- to 30-second speech that memorably and succinctly introduces you and that you can use anytime and anywhere you wish to introduce yourself to a potential contact to spark his or her interest. (*REQUIRED*)>
- Education section with
- DeVry plan of study (*REQUIRED*);
- DeVry course descriptions (*REQUIRED*);
- DeVry academic history (to be replaced by your transcript after graduation) (*REQUIRED*); and
- Documentation of prior post-secondary education (optional).
- Resumé (*REQUIRED*)
- Professional Development and Training section (*REQUIRED*) (with supporting documents if available)
- Reference section (*REQUIRED*) with
- one letter of reference related to your technical skills; and
- one letter of reference related to your transferable skills.
- Reference list with your contact information and contact information for your references (minimum four) (*REQUIRED*)
- Awards and Accomplishments section (*REQUIRED*) (with supporting documents if available)
- Volunteer History section (*REQUIRED*) (with supporting documents if available)
- Professional Affiliations section (*REQUIRED*) (with supporting documents if available)
- Career Pathing section with your 1-, 2-, and 5-year goals (*REQUIRED*)
- Work Samples (*REQUIRED*)
You can begin to assemble this information in advance of submitting your Portfolio Draft in Week 4.
CSO Consultation (due in Week 6)
You are expected to contact your Career Services Office (CSO) advisor to learn, in detail, how the CSO can assist you with your particular job search needs. The consultation will lay the foundation for a positive working relationship that will assist you in getting an education-related job after graduation. Once you have completed the CSO Consultation, your Career Services advisor will give you a confirmation number. Make note of this number so that you can enter it into the CSO Consultation Questionnaire.
For more information on required and optional topics that will be covered during the CSO Consultation, please refer to the Week 6 CSO Consultation Checklist and the Week 6 CSO Consultation Info Sheet which are both available in Doc Sharing.
You will be entering your confirmation number into a CSO Consultation Questionnaire item that will be available under Week 6.
Please note: In Week 6, although the deadline to submit the assignment is Sunday at 11:59 PM MT, Career Services offices may not be open on the weekend. You are encouraged to complete the assignment as soon as possible.
- Marketing Yourself (graded)