that's what she said (1999) wrote in publicrelations,
that's what she said


I'm applying for 2 positions on my university campus in the creative media division of our Associated Student group. The jobs I'm going for are either Writer/Editor or Marketing Assistant. I've had one promotions internship, and I only got to do one press release, and none of the slogans I ever came up with went to print. Because of this, I'm not sure how to even create my portfolio! I just barely finished working through the core courses in my major; I'm just now starting the big league stuff, but I know I'm capable of doing a good job, and it would be a great way for me to get some hands-on learning experience.

How do I position a portfolio? Does anyone have an example press release I could see? If I came up with slogans for the station for various projects, how would I do them on paper? I'm not especially gifted in the "logo design" area, so I don't want anything too fancy, but I don't want simplicity to detract from my slogans.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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if you're looking for example press releases, just hop over to PRNewswire and Business Wire, the two main press-release services.
What year are you? I am going to assume your peers are your competition. They are in the same boat as you, and that you *know* you are capable of doing the big league stuff is a great asset. Don't tell your interviewer that in those words, of course, but exude that confidence.

Before you worry about a portfolio, do you have a resume? Take advantage of a campus career center and create a nice, single page resume.

I would not worry about a portfolio unless they specifically ask for one. If they do, grab a 1-inch binder and put in your BEST work from class projects and your internship. Simplicity is good.

Remember, you got the internship, so this will be a piece of cake. And if you don't get it, there are plenty of other opportunities ahead.
Haha, this post is super old. I've been at the job for 4 months, now. Thanks anyway =)
Haha, yeah, I saw it as soon as I posted a response. I figured it would be worth leaving up since a lot of students run through here.

Congrats on nailing the job!