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Learning Portfolio Showcase Guide

Students are required to showcase all of their honors experiences (honors seminars, pre-approved and self-designed experiences) on their learning portfolio. Showcasing your honors experience on your learning portfolio provides opportunity to:

  1. Concisely summarize your experiences and key take-away(s); 
  2. Share a sample of your work and/or a significant object/product from the experience that exemplifies your learning; 
  3. Tell your story with a broad audience.

Employers, graduate schools, peers, members of the honors community, faculty, parents and friends are potential audience members. With this in mind, it is important to consider the context, content and navigational structure of your learning portfolio. 


Showcasing the experience in your learning portfolio consists of two elements:

  1. A concise summary of the experience – explain what the experience involved, what you learned and how it has impacted you (suggested word count: 200); 
  2. A sample of work from your experience and/or something that exemplifies your learning. Within your showcase, explain why you chose this sample.


You must showcase your honors experience on your learning portfolio within 1 month of the experience concluding.

Showcasing Experiences and Activities Beyond University Honors

We also encourage you to showcase other significant experiences that you have, whether those happen within University Honors, at UC, or more broadly as part of your growth and development as a person. Remember, your portfolio is available to anyone who wants to learn more about you, including professors, letter of recommendation writers, graduate school admission officers, potential employers, etc., therefore, it is important that your showcase provides context for what you did and what you learned in a succinct manner.

The University Honors advising team will review learning portfolios beginning on July 1, as part of the annual honors progress review process. Please us know if you have any questions or concerns.