Personal Reference Letter

PSYC 499

Personal Reference Letter


The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate your performance at the internship site, as well as to evaluate what you have learned. The goal is demonstrate an ability to “speak” to potential employers about your skills.


Based on what you think that you have learned and achieved within the internship experience, write a 1-page letter of reference for yourself. Highlight specific areas of growth and specific value that you experienced through the process of completing this internship.


Indicate how you would translate your experience in your internship into a new work experience and share this letter with your site supervisor for feedback.


You will be graded upon your ability to:

· Evaluate yourself and to promote what you have learned.

· Communicate clearly and effectively and to thus “present” yourself well.

· Persuade a professional reader.

· Coincide with the evaluation provided by the site supervisor.

· Demonstrate knowledge of the “language” of the field (current APA).


Your Personal Reference Letter is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 15.

PSYC 499

Personal Reference Letter Grading Rubric


Criteria Points Possible Points Earned Instructor’s Comments
· Your Personal Reference Letter provides a thorough and accurate evaluation.

· In the letter, you evaluate yourself and promote what you have learned.

· You maintain a professional perspective and the letter is persuasive in nature.

· The Personal Reference Letter is well thought out and clearly and effectively communicates.

· Your letter demonstrates your knowledge of the “language” of the field (current APA).

· Spelling and grammar are correct.

Total 75  
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