After many quarters of watching my friends participate, it was finally my turn to be in the quarterly Portfolio Show.
When you’re a graduate in the portfolio class, part of the requirement is to participate in the show. You get to stand at a table with your web site up on the TV for 4 hours and present/talk about your web site, your work, what you do, etc. to anyone that comes by. It’s kind of like being a vendor at a trade show and a reverse job fair.
The first two hours are for industry professionals only. It’s good if you don’t have a job lined up after graduation because you can talk to different professionals that are looking to hire someone in the industry fresh out of college. Despite having a job lined up already, I was able to make some great connections should my situation change down the road.
The last two hours are for friends, family, and students to come out and show their support. Both my family and Joshua’s family showed up along with a few friends.
There were four other students that showcased their sites at the show with me. Sean and I were the only two getting our Bachelor of Science, whereas everyone else was getting their Associate of Science.
So now what?
Now that the Portfolio Show (and graduation) is over, what does this mean for me and a job?
I’ve been interning for a web design company called Digital Gear (don’t worry, the site is currently being redesigned ) for almost a year now, and yesterday I accepted an offer to work full time with salary.
I’m really happy that I am going to continue working for a company that’s been so good to me with a team I love.