PRCA 3711/4711 Portfolio Review

On November 4, 2009, in Nixon's Classes, by Barbara Nixon

Sign up for an appointment for your portfolio review. The times listed in the Google Doc are the ONLY ones that will be available. There are slightly more times than we have students in PRCA 3711/4711. [As of 3:00 on November 4, about half of the spots are already taken.] The review will take about 10 minutes total.

Bring along your professional-looking portfolio with several samples of your best work, along with your resume. Review Portfolios for Public Relations Students for a reminder of how to assemble your portfolio.


Dress professionally, as you would when you go to a job interview.

Carry only the things you would for a “real” job interview (no backpacks or bulky purses).

Present the team with your business/social card, if you have one.

Expect some or all following questions:

  1. Tell me a little about yourself.
  2. What are you doing to keep current on public relations trends?
  3. Show me two pieces in your portfolio that you’re most proud of. Tell me about them.
  4. If you’re not yet published, what are your specific plans for getting published?
  5. Think about a time you were a part of a team completing a project. How did it go?
  6. All of us have some pluses and minuses in our performance; what are some of yours?
  7. After our interview today, I am going to look you up online. How do you think my impression of you will change after I do this?
  8. How do you want us to remember you?

Share a few questions that you would want to ASK in a real job interview.

Prepare a “leave-behind” for the review team, with two or three pieces you’re most proud of and a revised version of your resume. Package these items professionally. NOTE: You will NOT leave your entire portfolio with the team. The only time they will see your portfolio is during the brief time that you are together.

Points Breakdown

  • Poise, Professionalism & Confidence: 50 points
  • Portfolio Presentation: 100 points
  • Interview Q&A: 50 points


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