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Portfolios

  1. 1. Portfolios<br />What are they?<br />Why do you need them?<br />What should be in them?<br />*Adapted from a presentation by Jamie Heberling<br />1<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />
  2. 2. What is a portfolio?<br />A well-presented, showcase of your own professional story<br />A portfolio includes concrete examples of your experiences and skills<br />It provides a visual starting point for you to talk about yourself during an interview<br />2<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />
  3. 3. Presentation ability <br />Evidence of strong experience and skills<br />Evidence of results<br />Confidence<br />What do employers look for?<br />3<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />
  4. 4. Why do I need one?<br />To rise above your competition<br />To leave a lasting impression<br />To tell about you–Your resume is your story; your portfolio is your commercial.<br />4<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />
  5. 5. How do I build it?<br />Experience <br /><ul><li>Internships
  6. 6. Student organizations
  7. 7. Volunteer experiences</li></ul>5<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />
  8. 8. What should I include?<br />Work that demonstrates the quality of your work. <br />Results that you have achieved on the job, for an internship or real position.<br />6<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />
  9. 9. How should it look?<br />It must look professional.<br />It should not be cluttered<br />It should show off your best work<br />It could show a personal style<br />It should look like you care!<br />7<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />
  10. 10. How shouldn’t it look?<br />Thrown together<br />Like everyone else’s<br />Elementary or cutesy<br />8<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />
  11. 11. What do I say about it?<br />Use your portfolio to demonstrate your proven and professional abilities<br />Discuss the objectives of each project <br />Discuss the results of the project<br />Explain your role in the project<br />9<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />
  12. 12. How can I make it even better?<br />Always save clean, color copies from your internships. <br />Think ahead, save multiple copies.<br />Ask professionals for an evaluation of your portfolio.<br />Do several rehearsals of your portfolio presentation<br />Constantly update your pages<br />10<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />
  13. 13. It depends on a variety of factors:<br />How good is it? <br />How confident are you in your work?<br />Does the employer ask to see it?<br />What type of position are you applying for?<br />Will I really use it?<br />11<br />Internships. Discounts. City Life<br />

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