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Assignment 3: Professional Portfolio

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Assignment 3: Professional Portfolio—Resume/Vitae and list of References

For this assignment, you will submit the first document to be included in your Professional Portfolio:  Your resume (if you are seeking employment immediately upon graduation) or your curriculum vitae (if you are applying to graduate school). At the end of the document, you should include a list of at least three references to whom you intend to send a letter requesting a reference/recommendation, you can also submit your transcripts, but these documents are optional.

Resume/Vitae

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Update your resume (if you are seeking employment immediately upon graduation) or your curriculum vitae (if you plan to apply to graduate school). Try to tailor it to your specific goal. In other words, keep the resume focused on how your skills apply to the work force and keep the curriculum vitae focused on your academic goals.

You must also identify three potential references to whom you intend to send a letter requesting a reference/recommendation, with their contact information provided (name, address, e-mail address, and/or telephone number). These can be current or former professors, employers, supervisors, etc. For each reference, specify how that person is familiar with your academic or job performance.  A sample Reference List is available at:  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/637/1/

To find tips on writing and organizing resumes, and other aspects of a career search or graduate school admission, search the EBSCO database for both résumé and the curriculum vitae guidelines.

What is the distinction between the resume and the CV? Go to the EBSCO database and search for: “Resume or vita? What’s the difference?”

You may want to visit the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology Website’s page, “The Curriculum Vita: A Student’s Guide to Preparation” at: http://www.psichi.org/?092EyeWin05dLandrum.  The article outlines the required sections of the vitae and provides an image of a sample vitae (click on the links to Figure 1 within the text of the “Sections of the CV” paragraph to view the sample).

Optional: Transcript/s

In addition to your resume/vitae, you may also choose to submit copies of all of your college transcripts with a job or graduate school application. The submission of transcripts is optional for this assignment. Please note that you should always request official transcripts at least several weeks in advance of any application due dates, as it may take some time for the institutions to process your request and mail them to you. For this assignment, you may submit unofficial copies for the purpose of this assignment if you are unable to obtain official versions in time.

Submit your resume/vitae and reference list (optional: transcripts) to the M1: A3 Dropbox by Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria 
Maximum Points
Submitted a resume or curriculum vitae summarizing skills, experience, and education.
15
Resume or curriculum vitae was clear, well-organized in an easy-to-read format, and had a professional appearance.
15
List of references included contact information and one sentence about how each can describe your performance in school or on the job.
10
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
10
Total:
50

 

 

 

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Assignment 4: Review Paper—Topic Proposal & Reference Page

The purpose of this assignment is to provide you with the opportunity to select a topic in the particular area in which you have an occupational or research interest, and to locate a minimum of ten scholarly references. A helpful Web site for organizing and writing a literature review is www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html.

You may also want to review the following documents that are available in the Doc Sharing area of the course:

  • A sample literature review,
  • a PowerPoint document illustrating how to set up your word processor for APA style
  • a “Guide for Writing a Literature Review”
  • a PowerPoint tips document

Topic Proposal 

Write one to two paragraphs (a) summarizing the problem area (be specific in defining the problem), (b) describing what you already know about the topic, and c) why you have chosen this topic for your literature review. The topic should apply psychological research to an individual, organizational, or social problem. Include a working title and the objective of the paper.

Reference Page

Search for literature on your selected topic and create a Reference Page containing at least 10 scholarly references. A good way to begin searching for relevant literature is to search for key words related to your topic in a research database. Narrow your search to articles in peer-reviewed journals. Another good idea is to check the list of References at the end of an article to find other relevant work. If you have any questions about this part, please feel free to set up an appointment with your instructor or ask the librarian. You will create a reference page for your literature review paper in an appropriate APA style. Your resources must come from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals or books. No Internet resources may be used here.

Click here to review the APA 6th Edition APA sample paper.

Submit your topic proposal and reference page to the M1: Assignment 4 Dropbox by Wednesday, September 14, 2016. 

Name your file: AU_PSY492_M1_A4_LastName_FirstInitial.doc

Assignment 4 Grading Criteria 
Maximum Points
Submitted a topic proposal of two paragraphs. Defined the problem clearly and in specific terms appropriate to the topic.
10
Applied psychological research to an individual, organizational, or societal problem.
10
Discussed your current knowledge/understanding of the topic.
10
Submitted at least 10 scholarly references pertaining to topic area.
10
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
10
Total: