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Discussion in 'Education and Career Development' started by TupeloTechie, May 13, 2008.

  1. TupeloTechie

    TupeloTechie Active Member

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    Well since my brother got me a domain name and 3 years of web hosting for my birthday I have decided to create an online portfolio/resume.

    It seems like this would be a good thing to have while applying to colleges. While I'm sure most colleges won't even look at the site, I believe it would be a good thing to include on a resume. This could also help out with the any freelance work I run into.

    What do you guys think about this?

    What do you guys think is the best format to use?

    Who has a online portfolio?

    any other tips?
     
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    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Mine is really just an online businesscard:
    http://davidkarol.com

    I'll turn it into something more fun when I have time.
     
  4. Grog12

    Grog12 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    I have an online portfolio to allow folks to see my work without me having to burn cd's.

    Flocks of Seagulls
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    My thoughts, and only my thoughts above, in blue.
     
  6. The_Guest

    The_Guest Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    In the traditional sense of apply to college, the website won't make a difference. It depends on what kind of program he is applying to. A friend of mine applied to a design and production program at one of the top public universities in the US and they looked at everything. They analyzed his portfolio, resume, show experience, designs, and they even checked out his website for his personal sound business. They were impressed with the design. And if you're wondering, he got in. Roughly two dozen accepted out of a couple hundred applicants.

    I can't imagine many who desire to join the professional technical theater field will opt to study electrical or mechanical engineering for 4-6 hoping one day they'll get to apply it to the stage. Considering the very specialized hobbies/professions most individuals on this site have, I imagine many college bound students on the site plan on applying to specific/specialized programs (like my friend did) to get a study and get a career in the field they love. Unfortunately, many of these specialized programs usually require intense funding (our high school students know running a theater program isn't cheap), thus the spots available are often limited and extremely competitive to get accepted to.

    Anything that falls under the performing arts department/college/university (whether it's music, dance, theater, technical theater, management/producing, etc) of a post-secondary education institution is always a very different beast in terms of admissions. These students spend a lot of their time doing projects, working on shows, or even working on the stage or in the shop. Therefore there is less emphasis on standardized admission tests, academic grades, etc. There are more and more specialized programs sprouting up everyday and the old fashion admission process is becoming less and less effective.
     
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    Going a little against the grain here...if you're applying to a Theatre Production/Design program absolutley do it and make sure the head of the Production/Design program sees it.
     
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    Hughesie Well-Known Member

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    zac850 Well-Known Member

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    Even if college isn't going to look at it, having an online resume and portfolio can help getting jobs. At a recent first meeting I had, I was complimented on my website. Specifically, I was told that having a photo of myself on it was a good touch, as it gave the person an idea of who she was going to interview (this was an interview at a starbucks in NYC, so knowing which person to go and start talking to is helpful).

    My website is: zacphotos.com

    If you have a mac, I made mine in iWeb, adapting the basic "black" theme.
     
  10. Edrick

    Edrick Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    How Many Of You Have A Personal Portfolio?

    Well as the thread subject says, how many of you guys have a personal portfolio? I'm working on one right now (http://edricksmith.com) to show off different videos I've created / worked on, different jobs i've done and skills.

    Edit by moderator: the above post was moved from its own thread into this one. PM to OP sent.
     
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  11. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Ricky, I think it best not to advertise until one has something other than a link to an email address. Somewhere on the 'net is a wonderful rant about "under construction" sites.
     

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