The Portfolio Center works as a bridge between Columbia’s academic community and professional creative industries, hosting a number of different programs for professionals to meet our students, review their work samples, and exchange career information.
Industry Events (Spring) span several days in the spring and provide an opportunity for professionals to interact directly with students in a networking setting. Events include receptions, reviews, and showcases featuring juniors and seniors in one or more programs of study.
Part-time Job Fair (Fall) welcomes local businesses offering paid part-time and full-time work to students. This is a great opportunity to introduce your organization, collect applications and share information about opportunities.
Non-Profit Career Fair (Fall) highlights arts organizations, museums, and social justice non-profits. This is a “tabled” event and will give you the chance to share internship, volunteer, and employment opportunities with a large group of students and alumni.
Virtual Job Fair (Winter) is a great way to network and recruit students. Participants offer full-time, part-time, freelance, internship, and volunteer opportunities.
Class presentations, info sessions, panel discussions, and portfolio reviews are just a few of the ways that the Portfolio Center puts creative professionals directly in touch with emerging talent at Columbia. We also host off-site field trips to local creative organizations and companies. Let’s talk about the best ways for you to get involved.
Have questions about recruiting and networking with Columbia College Chicago students? Please contact Katherine Lelek, Employment Coordinator at the Portfolio Center, or call 312.369.8612.