shortcut to content
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Portfolio Information

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/ursi/resources/portfolio.html

Portfolio Guidelines

Each URSI undergraduate and graduate student is required to develop and maintain a professional portfolio. A portfolio is a reflection of your professional-orientated work (e.g. memos, research reports). This portfolio will be continually reviewed by the student's advisor and signed off in your final semester. While an acceptable portfolio is a prerequisite to graduation, it will also be an important tool to use in job interviews as a record of your professional-orientated course work. To facilitate the portfolio development process and final portfolio approval, URSI has adopted the URSI Portfolio Guidelines.

It is each student's responsibility to keep his or her portfolio up-to-date. You can protect yourself against loss of materials by establishing a duplicate portfolio at home and in the URSI office. Any materials that you wish to remain private should be kept at home. For advising purposes, however, you must maintain and up-to-date checklist in your portfolio in the URSI office.

Student efolio Examples

http://melissasonnek.efoliomn.com/

http://meagandonahue.efoliomn.com/

http://jacobthunander.efoliomn.com/

http://dillonpetrowitz.efoliomn.com/ 

The Portfolio Development Process

  1. Your portfolio should be developed with the help of your advisor and your course instructors.
  2. You should start your portfolio at the beginning of your URSI studies.
  3. Your portfolio should be current and completely updated at the end of each semester.
  4. Your portfolio should be kept in a 3 ring binder.
  5. Your portfolio should contain " clean" copies of all material (consequently, graded papers and instructor's comments should be addressed in the final copy, but not included).
  6. Maps, charts, graphs, etc. can be part of a portfolio but if a size different than 8½ x 11, should be folded and labeled.
  7. Your portfolio should contain a table of contents and appropriate sections/dividers.
  8. Your portfolio will be submitted for final review and comment (from faculty and professional practitioners) in the URSI Capstone Seminar (URSI 489).

Recommended Portfolio Content

  • Title page
  • Table of contents
  • Disclaimer page (acknowledging permission was granted for use of projects in portfolio)
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Personal business card
  • Listing of relevant professional course work
  • Course syllabi, date taken (clean copies if possible)
  • Course Papers
    • Research Papers
    • Class Projects
    • Team Papers
    • Analytical Memos
  • Field projects
  • Grants/proposals
  • Report on internship experience (perhaps a letter from employer)
  • Leadership-community service experience
  • Certificates or other licenses
  • Letters of reference/list of references
  • Appendices (maps, charts, etc.)

Portfolio Check List

  • Disclaimer page (acknowledging permission was granted for use of projects in portfolio)
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Personal business card
  • Listing of Professional Courses
  • Course Syllabi
  • Research Papers
  • Field Projects
  • Analytical Memos
  • Grants & Proposals
  • Internship Experience
  • Leadership-community service experience
  • Certificates or other licenses
  • Letters of Reference
  • Appendices/ Attachments