In order to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Historic Preservation, students
must complete a portfolio review.
These are the steps in the process:
- Save copies of project reports, term papers, photographs, drawings, and other documents
that represent the best work you have done as a student at Southeast.
- Compile these documents in an organized portfolio, preferably in a three-ring binder
with dividers labeled to identify important categories of materials.
- Prepare a resume that highlights your accomplishments in the Historic Preservation
Program. If you need help with your resume, consult a faculty member or a staff member
in Career Services.
- During your final semester before graduation, enroll in HP007 and CL004. This will
not add to your credit hours or incur additional cost, but they are both required
- For CL004, in addition to the resume, you will need to prepare a sample cover letter
applying to either a graduate program or a professional position in the field. You
will also need to update the profile on missouricareersource.com you created in CL003.
- During the last few weeks before graduation, the program coordinator (Dr. Hoffman)
will schedule a date and time for your portfolio review.
Bring the following materials to your portfolio review:
- Four copies of your resume.
- Four copies of your cover letter (plus the job ad).
- Print out of your updated home page on missouricareersource.com
- Your portfolio.
Be prepared to give a brief (10-minute) oral presentation, discussing your experience
as a student at Southeast, the strengths you have to offer as a professional, and
your plans for the future. Your presentation should make specific references to the
materials you have compiled in your portfolio.
After your presentation, faculty members will conduct an exit interview, offering
helpful comments on your resume and your portfolio, asking for your feedback on the
preservation program, and discussing your transition to a graduate program or the
Your portfolio review session should last about one hour.