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By Easy Columbus Internships, all about portfolios. What are they, why do you need them, and what should be in them?

By Easy Columbus Internships, all about portfolios. What are they, why do you need them, and what should be in them?

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    • Portfolios
      What are they?
      Why do you need them?
      What should be in them?
      *Adapted from a presentation by Jamie Heberling
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      Internships. Discounts. City Life
    • What is a portfolio?
      A well-presented, showcase of your own professional story
      A portfolio includes concrete examples of your experiences and skills
      It provides a visual starting point for you to talk about yourself during an interview
      2
      Internships. Discounts. City Life
    • Presentation ability
      Evidence of strong experience and skills
      Evidence of results
      Confidence
      What do employers look for?
      3
      Internships. Discounts. City Life
    • Why do I need one?
      To rise above your competition
      To leave a lasting impression
      To tell about you–Your resume is your story; your portfolio is your commercial.
      4
      Internships. Discounts. City Life
    • How do I build it?
      Experience
      • Internships
      • Student organizations
      • Volunteer experiences
      5
      Internships. Discounts. City Life
    • What should I include?
      Work that demonstrates the quality of your work.
      Results that you have achieved on the job, for an internship or real position.
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    • How should it look?
      It must look professional.
      It should not be cluttered
      It should show off your best work
      It could show a personal style
      It should look like you care!
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    • How shouldn’t it look?
      Thrown together
      Like everyone else’s
      Elementary or cutesy
      8
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    • What do I say about it?
      Use your portfolio to demonstrate your proven and professional abilities
      Discuss the objectives of each project
      Discuss the results of the project
      Explain your role in the project
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    • How can I make it even better?
      Always save clean, color copies from your internships.
      Think ahead, save multiple copies.
      Ask professionals for an evaluation of your portfolio.
      Do several rehearsals of your portfolio presentation
      Constantly update your pages
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    • It depends on a variety of factors:
      How good is it?
      How confident are you in your work?
      Does the employer ask to see it?
      What type of position are you applying for?
      Will I really use it?
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