On compiling a portfolio

For the last few weeks, I’ve been compiling my old school projects and throwing together my best non-academic work to try to come up with a “portfolio” so that I can get an internship. Figuring out what to include and how to present it is so mentally taxing at times. It feels especially hard for me because I have always felt that my work is fairly average, even when my professors and supervisors tell me that it’s exceptional.

The good thing about applying for jobs and internships is that the process is forcing me to re-evaluate and/or improve my website, portfolio page, and my social media pages each time I submit a new application. Even if I don’t end up landing the internship of my dreams this time around, my online presence will be pretty polished when the fall internship season comes around.


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