December 2013 and May 2014 Graduates!
Join us for Launch Pad at the Portfolio Center: Strategies to Ignite your Career. This event is open to current students and recent alumni of Columbia College Chicago.
Get feedback on your resume or portfolio in progress. Meetings are first-come, first-served from 12 - 4 pm. Bring print or readily accessible electronic work.
11 am: Design Your Own Business Card
(Sold out - email us at email@example.com if you would like to attend)
Business cards are an important tool in your job search toolkit. This hands-on workshop will walk you through creating your own basic business card using an online template – no design experience required! *Bring a flash drive with you to save your creation*
12 pm: Freelancing Essentials: Pricing and Negotiation
One of the first challenges freelancers face is setting a fair rate for their work. This session will walk through important questions to ask to help you determine the best pricing structure and how to negotiate with clients.
1 pm: If You Build it They Will Come- Polishing Your Web Portfolio
A good web portfolio is a critical tool for recent grads. So what exactly is a good web portfolio? Join us for a strategy session that will help you explore what to put in your web portfolio, how to build an audience, and how it connects to your overall web presence.
2 pm: The Reason You're Not Hearing Back- Job Search Strategy
Your applications are out… why aren’t the job offers rolling in yet? This presentation will walk through common job search mistakes, and what you can do better to increase your response rate.
3 pm: Job Search Hack – Tools and Tricks for an Effective Search
Searching for jobs can easily feel like a full-time job! Learn helpful tips for making the most of your time- from finding and navigating job boards to developing tracking tools.
When & Where
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago is a learning environment grounded in tradition, focused on innovation, and defined by collaboration. Throughout the year, we present a variety of engagement opportunities to connect students and alumni with professional creative communities. To learn more and get prepared, contact:
The Portfolio Center at Columbia College
623 S. Wabash, Suite 307
Chicago, IL 60605