What should I do when my student does not pass portfolio review?

We want to make sure every student produce a successful portfolio to enter the workforce. The portfolio review panelists are reviewing each portfolio and suggestion changes as a potential hiring manager.

Not passing the portfolio review is actually not a setback — please communicate this with your student. We are just allotting a little more time to focus on polishing the portfolio without the distractions of course material. After all, this is the most important personal branding asset the student will carry with them in the coming months.

We will provide you and the student up to 4 additional sessions and 8 additional weeks to work together. Please ask your student to share the feedback from their portfolio review, and create a game plan with your student to tackle the changes necessary.

When you feel like the student’s portfolio is ready to be reviewed again, ask your student to send in a second submission. Make sure you’ve pushed them to think about the portfolio as their personal brand asset, and be sure to touch upon storytelling and content as well.

Your student relies on your professional eye and extensive knowledge for this — don’t let the opportunity pass!