• Convergence Portfolio Criteria

    At a minimum, your portfolio should contain:

    • Home page: includes select contact information and a personal branding statement (an indication of who you are in relation to your job search/next step after college)
    • Resumé: (most people create web-friendly AND downloadable methods for viewing their resumé)
    • Links to your work: blogs, videos, audio, internship links, classroom assignments
    • Evidence of proficiency in more than one journalistic skill set (Reporting via text, audio, video, photos, infographics; designing, analyzing data, project management, social media, etc.)

    Your portfolio link is due via email to Mike by 5 pm on Friday, October 6, 2017.  Portfolios must include your personal branding statement on your home page. They must include your resume. They do not have to be complete with all links and all work examples in place, but they should include the basic framework that indicates how you expect your portfolio to be laid out.

    Portfolios that achieve the above framework without grammar or spelling errors will receive a 93 or better on this assignment.  Portfolios with a framework/shell, but without a personal branding statement or with significant grammatical/spelling errors will receive between 70 and 80 on this assignment.  Portfolio links that are turned in late or are missing any of the framework for the above will receive a 50 or below on this assignment.

    At the end of the semester, each portfolio will be judged by an assessor on the following categories:

    1. Writing: Be able to write clearly for targeted media.

    Excellent
    Above Average
    Average
    Below Average
    Deficient
    Unable to evaluate

    2. Multiplatform storytelling: Does the student portfolio show a variety of work and skill sets that span more than one medium?  If so, how well does this student demonstrate multiple platforms of storytelling or editing?

    Excellent
    Above Average
    Average
    Below Average
    Deficient
    Unable to evaluate

    3. Area Specialization: Each convergence student is expected to specialize in one area and describe that area clearly in his/her portfolio.  How well does this portfolio present the student’s area of specialization or career interests?

    Excellent
    Above Average
    Average
    Below Average
    Deficient
    Unable to evaluate

    4. Preparedness to enter job market: How prepared is this graduate for entering the job market or graduate school in his/her chosen area of specialization?

    Excellent
    Above Average
    Average
    Below Average
    Deficient
    Unable to evaluate

    Excellent: Performance consistently exceeds all expectations for an entry-level employee.

    Above Average: Performance exceeds expectations but is not outstanding.

    Average: Performance meets standards for an entry-level employee.

    Below Average: Performance is deficient but not far from being average.

    Deficient: Performance is unsatisfactory for an entry-level employee.

    ----------Posted on July 27, 2017 by in 4992, Career, Convergence Resources, Courses, Help Files

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