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Senior Scholar Reflection Project

Community Service Scholars Program- Senior Scholar Reflection Project
The Senior Scholar Reflection Project serves as an opportunity for you to reflect cumulatively on your experience during your four years at Tulane University as a Community Service Scholar. Discuss how you have matured as an individual and leader in public service, and let us know where you are headed after graduation.

There are five components to this reflection assignment. Please send your reflection project by email by May 3, 2013.

Reflection Project Checklist (in order):

  1. Cover Page Format Full Name Student ID Scholar Class Year Journey Title Pictures and Quotes (optional)
  2. Comprehensive Resume: (2-6 pages)
  3. Final Reflection Essay: (3-5 pages) Tell your story. Draw comparisons between specific incidents or projects and your broader interests to illustrate your growth and development in the Community Service Scholars program. Share the lessons, challenges, and accomplishments that you’ve had from freshmen year until now.This reflection assignment is also the perfect opportunity to “pass on” any big or unfinished ideas. Do you have any recommendations to leave behind that will help the scholars that come after you build on what you have done and avoid your mistakes?Address the following points in some way, shape or form:

    *What has the Community Service   Scholarship program meant to you?
    *How have you contributed to the existing culture of public service on campus?
    *What has been the short and long term impact of your community service work? Provide any concrete data that helps the
    university see the “value” of their investment in this scholarship program.
    *Your “vision” for ongoing efforts to promote student-led community service initiatives- Are there areas that can be built upon, or that need improvement?

  4. Scholar Impact Report: (1-2 pages)
    Provide a brief summary of at least three influential people, organizations, and/or resources that have has a significant impact on you and your community service work.  Include any thank-yous and acknowledgements.
  5. Post-Graduation Plans: (1-2 pages)
    What are your next steps/future plans? How has the scholars program, Center for Public Service, or any other Tulane entities contributed to your preparation?
  6. Visuals and Documentation: (optional but strongly encouraged)
    Visuals and documentation of your experiences really add something special to your story. Please provide any pictures, flyers from activities, notes of gratitude that you receive, or any press releases or media coverage highlighting your work.
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Empowering Ourselves and Others

Miss the November meeting or just want to see these again.

Here are the videos we watched

http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html
Brené Brown talks about the power of vulnerability and we have to put ourselves out there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhGQA7U0JeU
Drew Dudley talks about everyday leadership and how the smallest action can have a huge impact on the lives of others.

 

Happy October!

Hey guys!

There are some awesome service opportunities coming up this month.

  • Habitat For Humanity Restore – Saturday October 20th
  • CACTUS Halloween Day – Friday October 26th, 3-5, Bruff Quad
  • Walk Now For Autism SpeaksSunday October 28th, registration begins at 8:30 am, Audubon Park shelter #10

Other important dates to remember.

  • Monthly CSS time log and reflection essay will be sent out October 10th
  • Scholar Group Session (Social Identities and Community Service) – Sunday October 21st, 10am-1pm, LBC room 212 (Qatar Ballroom)

Happy October! 

-Johanna

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