• Portfolio Proposal (50 points)
  • Materials Submission (400 points)
  • Portfolio/Presentation of Portfolio (550 points)

Portfolio Proposal: Students will complete the Portfolio Workbook in the first class, if possible.  Otherwise, it should be submitted within by Friday of the following week at 11:59pm.

Materials Submission: By March 11, on Blackboard, you must submit the following documents of your choice.  These don’t necessarily need to be part of your portfolio.

        • Your best example of academic writing.  This may be from any course in the Humanities or Social Sciences, not necessarily a COMM class. (It’s recommended it’s from the last year.)
        • Your best example of professional writing.  This may be from any experience during college: an academic class, internship, co-curricular, etc..  (It’s recommended it’s from the last year.)
        • Your best example of a visual work (video, web site, design, photography, etc.)
        • For Media Management majors only, your final project from MKTG 324: Marketing Research
        • For Media Management majors only, your final project from either STAT 160: Intro to Data Science or ECON 221: Statistics.

Portfolio/Presentation of Portfolio: Each student will create a portfolio (probably) online or print as a means to present his or her best professional work from the last four years in or out of class. In most cases, students will use a commercially available CMS to create the portfolio and will also purchase a URL —likely their own name— to connect to the portfolio.

This portfolio may take many forms. A public relations vs. journalism vs. video portfolio will look different and we will discuss these difference in our first class.

During the second class meeting, students will also give a ten minute presentation of their work, following by an exhaustive critique by the professor and peers.

In the period between the second class and the end of finals week, the student will meet with a local alum suggested by the professor to receive feedback about the portfolio. The student will go to the alum’s place of work for this critique. A short one page summary of the suggested changes must be submitted as the final step of completing the course.