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Graduation with Leadership Distinction

E-Portfolio: The final requirement for GLD

The final requirement for graduating with leadership distinction is to complete an electronic portfolio. E-portfolio examples that demonstrate the basic sections, inclusion of artifacts, and depth of writing in an e-portfolio below. Please note, requirements vary slightly from year to year.

See the e-portfolio content guide (PDF, revised Fall 2014).

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How to Create an e-portfolio

Google Sites is recommended.  See the USC Connect GLD E-portfolio Technology Page to start your e-portfolio.


Training and Course Support

Writing significant reflections and representing your knowledge and skills well in an e-portfolio is a complex task! Students are required to either:

  1. Complete a course in your senior year - RECOMMENDED
    E-portfolio course options:

    UNIV 401: Graduation with Leadership Distinction (1 or 3 credits)
    Be sure you register for a GLD section of UNIV 401.  Section numbers 100 or higher.

    Other courses that support GLD e-portfolio development:
    PUBH 498: Public Health Capstone Seminar

    SOWK 484: Capstone in Social Work


  2. Attend a training session
    Required the semester prior to the graduation semester. Successful candidates also meet with a USC Connect advisor with a draft e-portfolio prior to submission.

    Students completing an e-portfolio through workshops must submit their e-portfolio by these deadlines:
    • March 15 for May graduation
    • October 15 for December graduation
    • June 15 for August graduation

    E-portfolio Sessions for May 2015 graduates
    Thursday, January 15, 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Thomas Cooper Library, Room 204

    Wednesday, January 21, 1:00-2:00
    Thomas Cooper Library, Room 204

    Monday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 
    Thomas Cooper Library, Room 204

After attending a training session, click here to schedule an appointment with a GLD advisor, select "GLD E-Portfolio Review" as the reason of the appointment.

Phone: 777-3272

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