How can we help?
The Portfolio Center and Student Employment staff members are here to help current students and recent graduates for up to six months post-graduation.
Appointments are 30 minutes long, and walk-ins are 10-15 minutes long. To schedule, you can call us at 312-369-7280 or log in to Oasis and click on the Make Appointments tab. The Portfolio Center is at the bottom of the page.
Career and Portfolio Development
- Resume Spot Checks
- Industry Strategy and Portfolio Reviews
- Career Exploration and Mock Interviews
- Web Portfolio Reviews
- Virb Support
- Production Assistance (Design)
On-Campus and Part-Time Employment
If you are seeking portfolio feedback or industry-specific career advice, your first meeting will be with a Creative Industry Liaison.
Industry Strategy Sessions and Portfolio Reviews
These appointments are for advanced students who have a portfolio or career plan in progress and want feedback on how to polish it. Students will bring portfolio samples, evidence of their existing professional web presence, and specific industry questions for feedback.
Check out our suggested questions to bring to your appointment.
Creative Industry Advising
Majors: AEMM, ASL, Early Childhood Education, Art Education, Elementary Education, Cultural Studies, Audio Arts & Acoustics, Music, Music Composition for the Screen, Theatre (Performance)
- Wednesday 2pm-5pm
- Thursday 2pm-4pm
- More about Colin
Majors: Cinema Art + Science, Television, Radio, Interactive Arts & Media, Journalism
- Monday 2pm-5pm
- Thursday 10am-1pm
- More about Julie
Majors: Cinema Art + Science, Television (Festivals and Distribution)
By Appointment Only
- Call or email to schedule
- More about Dirk
Majors: Dance, Dance Movement Therapy, Fashion, Marketing Communication, and Photography
- Tuesday 3 - 5pm
- Wednesday 1 - 3pm
- Thursday 10 - 11:30am
- More about Melissa
Majors: Art & Design (Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Product Design, Advertising Art Direction, Illustration, Interior Architecture), Fiction Writing, Poetry, Creative Writing: Nonfiction, Interdisciplinary Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts & Media, Interdisciplinary Book & Paper, Theatre (Tech and Design)
- Wednesday 10am-1pm
- Friday 10am - 11am
- More about Rob
Additional Career Support
Web Portfolio Reviews - All Majors
- Tuesday 2pm-5pm
- Thursday 10am-1pm
- More about Wes
All Majors - Mock Interviews, Career Exploration and Resume Reviews
By Appointment - Call 312-369-7280 to schedule
Career Counseling and Exploration:
- Monday 1 - 3
- Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30
Resume/Cover Letter Review or Mock Interview
- Tuesday 12 - 2
All Majors - On-Campus Employment Assistance
Walk-ins (during the semester only)
- Tuesdays 3pm-4pm
- Thursdays 3pm-4pm
- Mondays: 10:30am-12pm
- Wednesdays: 10:30am - 12pm
- More about Vickie
- Wednesday 10am-12pm
- More about Valerie
Resume Spot Checks
Have your resume and cover letter reviewed during 15 minute walk-in meetings. We require that you have a draft of a resume together before you come in. Resume samples are available on our Resume Guide, and you can also find templates in ColumbiaWorks.
Tuesday 3 - 5 pm
Wednesday 12 - 2 pm
Questions for your Appointment
What does a portfolio in my field look like?
What format (s) do I need to be able to show my work in?
How long should my portfolio be? Or, how many pieces should be in it?
Is what I have now good enough to find work?
What parts of my portfolio need more work?
Do I need to "brand" my materials?
How do I get my portfolio in front of people in my field?