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Dear Mallory, This letter certifies that you completed the required number of hours for the

Dear Mallory,

This letter certifies that you completed the required number of hours for the Summer 2019 ACUHO-I internship experience at the University of South Carolina. As the Intern for Residential Curricular and Leadership Initiatives, you completed various projects which advanced critical processes within University Housing and contributed to your understanding of the student affairs field. A few highlights of your projects are listed below:

Assessed the 2018-2019 Resident Mentor selection process to include a statistical review of the application and interview processes and the compilation of multiple demographic reports.

Assisted with the design and execution of a week-long training experience for paraprofessional live-in student staff members.

Coordinate a mock interview process for undergraduate summer interns.

Created an enrollment report for a faculty-led principal living and learning community.

Crafted summaries of linked coursework enrollments.

Represented the department at events for admitted students.

During our site visit, we mutually agreed that the internship experience has contributed to contributed growth in the following learning outcomes of your program: 1.) utilizing assessment, evaluation, technology, and research to improve practice 2.) communicating effectively in speech and in writing, and 3.) establishing and enhancing professional identity. Matthew Lindenberg and I witnessed growth in the areas of assessment and evaluation through the assigned projects. We were impressed by your willingness not only to learn within a new environment, but also challenge the status quo of our processes to provide better service to our students. Your ingenious advocacy to include the non-selected students in the RM Selection assessment project helped us to better tell the story of selection and has spurred our department to develop new implicit bias trainings targeted for interviewers.

We saw your confidence and competence blossom in the role week-to-week and with each successive project; we encourage you to continue to question processes, provide data and theoretical frameworks to support arguments, and always begin your work with the end in mind. Your fine work helped to advance our mission and your impact on our processes has outlasted your tenure as an intern this is rare for us to see with ACUHO-I interns, and we are so thankful you chose to spend your summer with us!

– this is rare for us to see with ACUHO-I interns, and we are so thankful
We reflected on the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Professionals as we authored

We reflected on the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Professionals as we authored this letter. Through the internship, we saw your competency grow in the areas of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER) and Student Learning and Development (SLP). You apply theory to practice with ease and you are invested in making decisions based on available data. We encourage you to continue to deepen your efforts with assessment, as it continues to be a critical functional area for our field. Remember that you are capable, competent, and your voice is critical. Between us, Matthew and I can offer multiple examples of times that your voice helped us think differently about a process or consider a different approach to a problem. Do not be afraid to manage upin this regard, as you do this well with professionalism and tact. Your promise as a student affairs professional is boundless we cannot wait to see what awaits you in the field. Should you ever wish to return to UofSC, wed happily welcome you as a colleague.

Sincerely,

Tiffany S. Conde Assistant Director of Residential Leadership Initiatives University Housing University of South Carolina condet@mailbox.sc.edu

803-777-7485

Residential Leadership Initiatives University Housing Universit y of South Carolina condet@mailbox.sc.edu 803-777-7485