What does a good artifact look like?
A good artifact demonstrates an understanding of your knowledge in innovation and/or entrepreneurship, applied to your pathway through the Certificate and beyond.
Before posting your artifact in your e-portfolio, consider the following:
- Does this adequately represent your time in this class/experience?
- Can you share context for why this artifact is important?
- Does this demonstrate a connection between innovation, entrepreneurship, and your interests?
- How does it show others that you produced something in this class/experience?
- Could other readers understand this artifact with just a working knowledge of your class/experience?
- Does this artifact best highlight my strengths & abilities from this class/experience?
- Is this artifact personally meaningful to you?
What if my experience site says everything is confidential?
This happens, and it doesn’t mean you ignore the artifact component. Below are a few tips and guidelines if you are in this situation.
- Complete your Work Plan with your supervisor – brainstorm then about potential artifacts that you could share in your e-portfolio.
- Encourage your mentor to read the introductory email from Duke I&E – this outlines the expectation of an artifact
- Speak with your mentor during the experience about your artifact so he/she remembers that you are to have something to share publicly.
If you still have nothing to share…
- Create an artifact to take its place – this could be a slide deck, video, graphic, etc. – that highlights the following:
- What were the projects to which you were assigned?
- What did you do during this experience?
- How did you contribute to the greater team’s goals?
- What were some of the things you learned?
- What were some of the challenges you faced?
Examples of artifacts students have created: