All Portland State students must complete a Senior Capstone. Capstones are courses centered around various areas of public service and involve working closely with community partners. My Senior Capstone was called Grant Writing for Shelter Pets.*
- elements of grant proposal writing (crafting statements of need, researching potential donors, creating budgets, etc.)
- collaborating in groups
- delegating tasks
- communicating with potential donors
I also wrote about my experience with Capstone Classmate and fellow Inside Portland State contributor Claire Golden:
*Note: Senior Capstones can be taken anytime during your degree. I did my Capstone in 2020.