Purpose and Goals of the UNC MPA Portfolio
The purpose of the MPA portfolio is for students to demonstrate and further develop their public service leadership potential through a collection of academic and professional products.*
In pursuing this purpose, the MPA portfolio contains four primary goals for students:
- Establish a vision for your public service leadership identity
- Articulate your understanding of public service values
- Describe the knowledge and skills you have developed that are critical to your future career
- Document achievement of competencies and demonstrate specific strengths
*MPA students graduating prior to 2014 completed capstone projects in lieu of portfolios.