University of Cincinnati honor students presentation in professor Bene Khoury class at Lindner College of Business Friday August 5, 2022. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

Showcase Guide

The learning portfolio showcase is a requirement for all honors experiences (honors seminars, pre-approved, and self-designed).

Purpose: To concisely share your honors experience with your learning portfolio. Note: This should not be the same as your self-designed experience reflection.

Audience: Anyone you share your learning portfolio link with or anyone who finds your learning portfolio through a public search (e.g. potential employers, graduate schools, faculty, staff, and family members).

Guidelines: 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;
  2. A sample of work from your experience and/or something that exemplifies your learning. Within your showcase, explain why you chose this sample.

Format: A concise written reflection (~200 words) or an alternative form of reflection and a sample of your work (e.g. paper, photograph, blog entries).

Timeline: Post your experience showcase to your learning portfolio within one month of the conclusion of the experience. 

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 June 5 as part of the annual honors progress review process. Please let us know if you have any questions.