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Artifact Tips

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.


Proactive Steps

  • 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:

Carly Wade, General Motors

Nicolas Wilmer, Black Rock