Portfolio Day Tips from Seniors

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


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