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Assessment 2: Portfolio
This assessment is for these students only: Melbourne – Hotel School; Sydney – Hotel School.
Career Portfolio Guidelines
There are two (2) components to this assessment:
Part A – Written report (1500 words) Part B – Video (3-minute presentation).
This assessment is designed to be used by you as an ongoing working portfolio to assist you in identifying
your career goals and appropriate organisations you wish to pursue for internship or employment
positions. Writing in first person (‘me’, ‘I’, ‘mine; etc.) is permitted however, you should remember that this
is a university assessment and not a descriptive story. A minimum of five (5) well integrated academic
references are required.
Part A – Written Report
The following may assist you to structure your work:
Executive Summary
An Executive Summary of a report is just that, a summary. It contains a statement of report purpose and an
overview of the actual and specific findings. Generally, it should be no longer than one page and does not
count towards the word limit of your report. The Executive Summary can only be written after you have
completed your report. Write in past tense (e.g. The purpose of this report was to … ). If an Executive
Summary is well written the reader should be able to understand the main points, findings, and
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conclusions of the actual report without having to read the full report. Be sure to check the relevant
Academic Skills Quick Guide (https://www.scu.edu.au/staff/teaching-and-learning/academic-skills/quickguides/) for help with writing your summary.
Contents 1.0 Introduction
Ensure that you write an introduction for this assignment. The Academic Skills Quick Guides
(https://www.scu.edu.au/staff/teaching-and-learning/academic-skills/quick-guides/) will provide you with
a reminder on what should be contained in an introduction.
2.0 My Career
• Describe how you visualise your perfect graduate position and broader career in 1–2 paragraphs. Then
critically evaluate how your descriptions compare and contrast with the literature covered in this unit
relating to definitions of careers, career management and career success (Topic 1). Do not use dictionary
or Wikipedia definitions in this discussion. Instead, you should be evaluating the descriptions contained in
academic writings such as your Readings.
• Name the industry sector that you wish to pursue for your internship and/or graduate role and refer to
Appendix A which will contain your database of potential employers.
3.0 Goal Setting
• Setting goals (both short and long term) is important in career planning. Challenging, but realistic, goals
can have powerful positive influence on career success. Identify a goalsetting theory (model) or
motivation theory and discuss how it may be useful to assist you in achieving your career goals.
• In this section summarise the four (4) most important learning/career goals that you wish to achieve
within the next 10 years. Refer to Appendix B which will contain detailed information about these four (4)
goals.
4.0 Conclusion
Again, consult the Academic Skills Quick Guides (https://www.scu.edu.au/staff/teachingandlearning/academic-skills/quick-guides/) for details on how to write a great conclusion.
5.0 References
Start this section on a new page and use Harvard referencing.
Appendices (A & B)
Insert a section break (start on a new page).
• Appendix A – Database of Potential Employers
Here you will list each of your five preferred employers. Use appropriate headings numbered 1–5 ensuring
each organisation is listed in order of preference (i.e. your most preferred organisation is number 1, your
second choice employer is number 2 etc.). You may include your field trip organisation as one of the
potential employers.

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