Senior PDP 450 Portfolio

Your PDP 450 Portfolio is a major part of your senior year at Bridgewater College. Your portfolio is meant to be a culmination of your work as an undergrad and a demonstration of what a liberal arts education means to you.

One of the key requirements of the PDP 450 portfolio is the creation of an electronic portfolio to present your work. In the past we have had students use Google Sites to create their E-Portfolios, however this year we wanted to provide an additional option with WordPress. Below you’ll find requirements information about the E-Portfolio and reference documents and the grading rubric.

Important Dates for 2016-2017:

REMEMBER this year’s Senior Convocation on PDP 450 is October 4th, at 9:30 a.m.

The PDP 450 deadlines this year for December-January graduates are:

  • November 4th by 5 p.m. —Deadline for portfolios
  • December 5th —Deadline for final revisions

The PDP 450 deadlines this year for May graduates are:

  • January 9th, 2017 by 9 a.m. —Deadline for portfolios
  • April 3rd, 2017 by 9 a.m. —Deadline for final revisions

PDP 450 appears on your schedule of Spring classes if you graduate in May. If you have questions please contact Dr. Mahan Ellison or 540-828-5372.

E-Portfolio Contents:

  • Reflective Essay
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Essay Supporting Items
  • Quantitative Reasoning Artifact
  • Oral Communication Artifact

Important Documents and Rubrics:

Below are links to documents you may find helpful while working on your E-Portfolio and your Reflective Essay!

Setting up your Portfolio with WordPress:

If you would like to use WordPress to develop your portfolio, but don’t have an account set up please put in a request to The email should be subjected WordPress and tells us your Username and the reason for needing an account, such as PDP 450 Portfolio. After which you should receive an email saying your site has been created with instructions on logging in.

New to WordPress? It’s actually really easy to use once you have played around with it! We have a tutorial on how to get started with the basics here: WordPress Tutorial