The final course paper should be summative and should reflect on your entire experience working at your host site. Consider using following outline or the questions on the next page to write the reflection paper.
Write a brief sketch of the organization/program. Identify its goals and mission. Comment on your perception of its strengths and weaknesses. Summarize the history. Describe the culture of the organization: dress, level of formality, physical structure of offices and how they are assigned, staff meeting style, the hierarchy, worker input in decision-making, values, and reward system. Describe the organization/programs structure and your role in it.
Describe changes in your perception of the organization during this experience. What original assumptions have been changed? In what ways has your understanding deepened?
C. Learning Objectives
Describe the challenges and successes in your efforts to accomplish each of your initial objectives. Be specific. What feedback did you receive? Identify the specific outcomes for each objective, including any changes that were necessary.
D. Academic Connections
In what ways has this experience related to what you have learned in the classroom? What are the connections between this experience and the knowledge you have gleaned from your academic work?
E. Personal Development
Describe the skills you acquired or polished during this experience. Describe the specific contributions you made (the way the role was different because you were in that role). Comment on whether this role seemed to fit your talents, abilities, values, and interests. Identify the extent of your personal growth. How did it affect your strengths and weaknesses? Comments on how this experience relates to your future
Discuss both steps 1 and 2 below:
1.a. Describe 2-3 actions that you have taken in your internship workplace that demonstrated your initiative.
Have you offered to do something above and beyond your normal duties? Have
you figured out a better way to do a common task? How did your supervisor or coworkers respond to your effort?
… or …
b. If you have difficulty identifying ways in which you have shown initiative, you may instead describe the performance of a co-worker or supervisor in your workplace who is a good example of a person who shows initiative and gives extra effort. Provide details of situations in which youve observed that persons initiative.
2 .Identify some extra things you could offer to do or suggest some ways you might do your job more efficiently.
These suggestions could be tasks that require higher-level skills than your job descript
Summarize your overall experience in one final paragraph. Include a discussion on the following:
What do you think were the best aspects of your experience?
Would you recommend that other King Graduate School students undertake professional experiences with this organization? Why/Why not?
My internship is in the investment banking department of an investment bank called “Univest securities”