WELCOME SPRING STUDENTS!

We are so excited to have you be a part of our 1st ever VIRTUAL Spring Mini Portfolio Week! You are here because you are excited to continue pursuing art in college, but maybe don’t know where to begin. Well, that’s where we come in!  Just follow our easy steps, attend our event(s), and you will be in a great place once you start applying to your dream schools. 

Please contact Deanna Sortino, d.sortino@ihsae.org

if you have any questions about the event!

1. REGISTER

You must pre-register for the event. CLICK HERE to pre-register.

2. Pick your sessions

Review the VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION & COLLEGE GOOGLE SHEET

to start figuring out which colleges you want to learn more about.

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Wednesday, April 7th - April 9th, 2021

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3. get prepared

Ask your boss/coach for the Mini Portfolio Week days off (4/7-4/9) or for Sunday, April 11th off so you can attend some of our events. Ask your parents/guardians to join you for the sessions!

 

If you would like to do a portfolio review on Sunday, Apirl 11th, go over your portfolios with your teachers/family/friends (5-25 pieces is a good number to show college reps). Make sure everything is photographed correctly and in presentation-ready mode. Each portfolio piece should be saved as .jpg for easy viewing by colleges

NOTE: College reps are not particular with how you share your portfolios with them. It can be as simple as Padlet or Google Drive or as refined as a website. If you need to text them your images, they can accommodate anything!

 

4. SET UP A PORTFOLIO REVIEW (or a few)! ALL TIMES ARE IN CENTRAL TIME!

Once you find a school (or schools) you want to set up a portfolio review with, send an email to the college rep setting up a meeting with them. You could also check their schedules for the day of the event (Sunday, April 11th) portfolio review times on the Socio App. There’s a template/assignment here you can use for reference.

Be ready to email them your portfolio BEFORE the portfolio review. 

 

AHH! I'M nervous! What should I expect for

MY VIRTUAL portfolio review?

Watch a sample portfolio review from Admissions Rep, Molly Noyes,

from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)

5. Review proper portfolio review zoom etiquette

  1. Say hello and thank you & introduce yourself

  2. Have your video on

  3. Make sure you go somewhere with a stable internet connection

  4. Make sure you are prepared to talk about your work

  5. Make the initial effort to reach out to them if you’re interested in their school

  6. Send a thank-you email afterward

  7. Come prepared with questions

  8. Have your guardians join you on the zoom if possible

6. Follow us (and your favorite colleges)