"The DePaul ePortfolio review competition was an outstanding approach of requiring students to think about presenting their experiences in new, meaningful, and again, leading edge ways that had yet another touch point with potential employers. This type of opportunity, to find gainful employment after graduation, should be a primary focus for any program and fortunately for the students of DePaul’s Graduate PRAD program, these opportunities are there for them in spades."
— Travis Kessel, Senior Vice President of Recruitment at Edelman
The signature graduation completion requirement of the DePaul University MA in Public Relations and Advertising program is the ePortfolio. First launched as a degree requirement in 2013-2014, the ePortfolio showcases the academic and professional accomplishments of public relations and advertising graduate students.
Graduating students showcase their ePortfolios at the ePortfolio Showcase, an annual event that connects students and faculty with more than 150 top PR, advertising and marketing communications professionals in Chicago, including program alumni. Students network with professionals, who get to vote for the students’ top ePortfolios. After graduation, students have a creative and visually appealing material to present their resumes and work samples to prospective employers.
The links below provide extra information on each ePortfolio Showcase, including a gallery of student ePortfolios and photos of the event. The third link features a blog post from culpwrit.com on the importance of doing an ePortfolio.