Topic: Portfolio and Career Foundations

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Description

This course provides students with a structured environment to showcase both personal design style and technical skills in Interactive Media and Web Design. Students will refine self-selected pieces and develop an interactive platform to display the best of their work. Interviewing, résumé building, and job hunting are closely tied to the distribution of a portfolio and thus are a pivotal part of the course content. Students will conclude the course with a professional résumé, digital portfolio, and set of skills that will assist them in securing both a valuable internship and a future career.

Objectives

This course will provide students with a strong foundation on what is needed to be competitive in Interactive Media and Web Design field. Students completing the study are expected to meet the following objectives:

  • Create an effective resume
  • Know to create a stand‐out digital and print portfolio
  • Understand the fundamentals of proper job interviewing and job procurement
  • Clearly understand what future employers are looking for in an employee

Instructional Methods

  • Online Portfolio
  • 20 by 20 Presentation
  • Mock Interview
  • Social Footprint Investigation
  • Business Cares
  • Networking Event
  • Informational Interview
  • Resume
  • Industry Guest Reaction Papers

Student Work Samples

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