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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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  • 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
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  • Presentation ability
    Evidence of strong experience and skills
    Evidence of results
    Confidence
    What do employers look for?
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  • 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.
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  • How do I build it?
    Experience
    • Internships
    • Student organizations
    • Volunteer experiences
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  • 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
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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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