The Major Project Portfolio Assignment includes three distinct components: First, an Executive Summary providing a brief overview/impact of the major project. Second, a brief evaluation of the value proposition provided by your Major Project and a reflection on your work. Third, the Major Project itself which is the student’s tangible representation of their task(s) undertaken as their major project. All narrative summaries should be double-spaced with normal margins.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (10 points): Prepare a 1-2 page, double-spaced Executive Summary (with an appropriate cover page) providing a brief overview of the Major Project submitted. You should also discuss your primary role and responsibility in the outcome of the Major Project.
VALUE PROPOSITION / REFLECTION (10 points): Please reflect on the goals of your experience, your organizational analysis and provide rationale and include illustrations to demonstrate the comprehensive work done throughout the semester for each of the areas below:
a. VALUE PROPOSTION AND IMPACT: Did the development of your major project offer significant problem solving or a new opportunity for the organization? What value did your project bring to the organization?
b. CRITICAL THINKING: Did your goals or analysis present a depth of understanding of the organization and potential issues and solutions? Provide an illustration or example of and experience that required critical thinking and/or problem solving throughout the internship experience.
c. TECHNOLOGY: Did you incorporate technology into your internship experience or into your Major Project? Provide at least one illustration or example of how technology was used in your internship or Major Project – other than basic word processing technology.
MAJOR PROJECT (40 points): The final major project should be a tangible representation of the students’ individual undertaking involving research, assessment, analysis, and recommendations completed as a major contribution to the internship site. The project should resemble a professional report, manual, or other business document which would be prepared and submitted for consideration in a business context. In other words, the major project should NOT look like a traditional student project (narrative, typed document with a few photos or charts). Instead it should look like whatever it is, i.e. a Marketing Plan, An Event Operations Manual, A Feasibility Study, An Internal Memorandum With Research/Analysis, etc. It should look like a business report or document appropriate to the type and nature of the project. The goal of this project is to provide the student a “hard” example of work done in the field that can be presented to future employers as documented experiences beneficial to the sport industry.