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Summer Course: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio

GEN ST 348: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio


Full Summer Term (June 23-Aug. 22)
T/Th, 3:30-4:30pm
SLN 11610
2 credits, CR/NC


Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Lauren Brohawn, brohal@uw.edu, Undergraduate Research Program

This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your experiences, and your life goals. Engage in hands-on activities exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework necessary to maintain a personal e-portfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goals, give you a place to store your significant learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no prior experience with technology is necessary).

IMPACT: Aspirations Shaped by Undergraduate Experiential Learning

You are invited to the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) Student Art Show Opening next Wednesday, April 16th from 3:30-5pm. Enjoy some light refreshments while viewing and celebrating the student artwork displayed in EXPD, 171 Mary Gates Hall.

We hope to see you there!

EXPD Art Show Invite

Scholarship Search & Application Workshops

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards has a slew of workshops for any undergraduate students searching and applying for scholarships, grad school, other programs, etc.  Listings and calendar are also on their website at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/upcoming-information-sessions-workshops.html.

Fall 2013 Scholarship Workshops

Freshman Scholarship 101 – Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships:

Specifically designed for freshmen or first-quarter sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/244, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Scholarship 201 for Continuing Students – The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships:

This workshop provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.

  • Tues., Nov. 5, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
  • Thurs., Nov. 21, 2013, 4:30-5:20, MGH 171

RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/245, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Personal Statement Writing:

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
  • Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171

RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Curriculum Vitae or Scholarship/Fellowship Resume Writing:

Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV.

  • Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 2:30-3:20, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171

RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237, though drop-ins are also welcome.

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation:

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.

  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 3:30-4:20, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 1:30-2:20, MGH 171

RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/289, though drop-ins are also welcome.

2013 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair


Thursday, October 10, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Mary Gates Hall Commons

The 2013 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergrad, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling throughout the day, as well as offering specific workshops & information sessions.