We design the portfolio review process to serve as a trial for our senior PR students embarking on the search for their first professional job. Going through the process is also a requirement for graduation. These students (who are completing their capstone course) have the opportunity to present some of their key projects and receive valuable feedback from PR professionals on class work (including students’ work in the capstone course – PR Campaigns), internships and professional experience, along with personal presentation styles.
Each professonal reviewer will participate on a panel with two or three of their peers. Each panel will, in turn, see one student per hour over the course of the review process.
The review appointments are 50 minutes long (with 10 minutes of flex time between each appointment). Reviewers will have the opportunity to look over the portfolio first for about 10 minutes. Then each student will present their portfolio highlights to you in about 15 to 20 minutes. Following the presentation, the student leaves the room and the reviewers have an opportunity to discuss and agree on the feedback they would like to give the student. After about 5 minutes or so, the student returns and has the opportunity to engage with the reviewers to learn how he or she can improve the presentation, the portfolio or both. We provide an evaluation form for reviewers to score and note reviewer impressions.
The vast majority of UO’s PR Majors describe the portfolio review process as exciting, nerve-wracking, amazing, valuable, scary, constructive, and a great experience. Overall, they find it an extraordinary opportunity.
Directions | Map: The Turnbull Portland Center is located on the White Stag block – 70 NW Couch St.Third Floor, Portland, OR 97209, (503) 412-3663.
If you’re riding MAX, get off the train at the Skidmore Fountain stop under the Burnside Bridge (at Saturday Market). If you’re driving, parking can be found either on the street or in the nearby Smart Park at the corner of Naito Parkway and NW Davis St.