If you aren’t interested in an art school, bring your academic interests into your art for your portfolio.
-Maegan Cremer, Graphics
Run the review through your head first to make sure you know your art and how you want to present it.
-Harmonie Tsai, Industrial Design
Don’t worry about the school you talk to, any advice helps.
-Kam Chi Cheng, Architecture
Research the college sites before talking to the schools, so you can ask specific questions.
-Daria Krylova, Film
Don’t take it so seriously, but don’t act childish.
-Leah Zeng, Fashion
Even if you feel that you slipped up in your review, don’t panic–you still have another year to work it out.
-HeeJin Kim, Industrial Design
Don’t bring fifty pieces, it’s better to have two amazing ones.
-Khristine Perez, Graphics
Don’t forget to get the rep’s contact information and actually stay in contact with them.
-Tatyana Perez, Fashion
Start with the schools that have been said to give easier reviews and work your way up.
-Jose Ballon, Film
Start with the colleges that are smaller and lack lines. A review is a review.
-Melly Diaz, Graphics
Make nice business cards, they really make a lasting impression.
-Natalie Kopke, Industrial Design
Get your first review from a school that offers your major, but don’t plan to attend. It’s a perfect opportunity to practice talking about your work with someone who can relate to the field you’re interested in. Eye-opening perspective can arise from a conversation without preconceptions.
-Steven Zorrilla, Fashion
It’s meant to be a fun day, don’t worry or stress over it. The nerves will go away soon.
-Brianna Leatherbury, Architecture
Actually enjoy the work you’re showing and have it mean something to you personally. Show what you’re proud of.
-Julian Gheiler, Film