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Documenting Your Independent Project

Each DukeEngage independent participant must submit a Capstone upon completing their DukeEngage project. Students are required to discuss the options below with their mentor ahead of applying and agree on a Capstone plan prior to the summer of service.

Why? Your Capstone will help you integrate your DukeEngage experience academically and professionally. Building your Capstone will give you an opportunity to reflect on your project, to identify outcomes for you and your community partner and to consider next steps you may take to build upon your experience.

A well done Capstone can easily become part of your professional portfolio — something to be referenced or shared for graduate school applications and during job interviews.

Capstones may take the following forms:

  • Digital Presentation – A video/documentary or a PowerPoint with recorded audio
  • Live Presentation – During the fall semester, present to prospective DukeEngage candidates
  • Reflective Paper
  • Independent Study
  • Continued Service

For the 2016-2017 academic year, the deadline to submit the Capstone to DukeEngage and your mentor is September 15, 2017. If, at the end of your project, you wish to submit a different Capstone from what you had originally planned, please consult with your mentor and DukeEngage advisor.