NILES WEST HIGH SCHOOL
5701 Oakton Ave.Skokie, IL 60077
LAKE ZURICH HIGH SCHOOL
300 Church St, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
List of Colleges Who Are Attending Mini Portfolio Day
Art Academy of Cincinnati
ArtCenter College of Design
Cleveland Institute of Art
College for Creative Studies
Columbia College Chicago
Columbus College of Art & Design
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Kansas City Art Institute
Kendall College of Art and Design of
Ferris State University
Laguna College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Millikin University School of Art and Creative Media
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Montserrat College of Art
North Park University
Northern Illinois University
Ringling College of Art & Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The New School - Parsons School of Design
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan- Stamps School of Art & Design
Virginia Commonwealth University
Western Illinois University
WHAT THE MINI PORTFOLIO DAY PROVIDES OUR ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVES
Each school will have an opportunity to present to students
Presentations will be 10-15 minutes with 5 minutes for Q&A
Presentations should be a short infomercial that highlights and emphasizes what students should know most about your school.
Each school will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with students throughout the day to conduct portfolio reviews and engage deeper about opportunities at your school
Each school will have a 6-foot table & chairs to set up all of your materials
We encourage you to bring a “swag bag” for the raffle at the end of the day. Stickers, bumper stickers, t-shirts, banners, bags, sketchbooks, pens/pencils, etc.
Students will come prepared with questions for the individual schools about admissions, scholarships, etc.
Students will fill out informational cards or use StriveScan
Students will have their portfolios and about 5-15 pieces for review
Students will take notes on college portfolio reviewers feedback
Students will be from various grade levels, so remember some portfolios may not be as developed as others.
KEY BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
Opportunity to conduct one-on-one portfolio reviews
Contact information for art interested students
Exclusive recruitment and scouting opportunities
Great promotional opportunity for your school
Online presence on our Mini Portfolio Day website
Over 150 student connections in one day
Looking for a great recruitment opportunity? Mini Portfolio Days at Niles West, Lake Zurich, and Oswego High Schools offers a unique opportunity for your school to connect with students. The Mini Portfolio Days gives art schools, colleges and universities access to over 300 art students from over 13 public and private high schools in the state of Illinois. In addition to individual presentations, Admissions Representatives will have the opportunity to conduct one-on-one portfolio reviews all throughout the day.
Our students are extremely excited to hear from you and see what your school is all about. Please click on each school's individual page above for more details about their event and to RSVP.
All three high schools are planning to use Strivescan again at next year's event. We were happy with the overall feedback we received from all our students and Admissions Representatives. Keep in mind, our high schools have no affiliation with Strivescan, nor do we receive any sponsorship incentives for using the App. However, we feel that it was extremely helpful to students. The App simplified the need for students filling out information cards throughout the day by hand. It also allowed us to receive some very useful feedback about our event. Please consider using Strivescan at Mini Portfolio Day if your schools not currently using it.
Students will be asking for critical feedback regarding their portfolios and looking to gather information about your school that may help them make those tough decisions in the very near future.