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Student Portfolios
Student Portfolios
Students and professionals mingle at the portfolio showcase

The signature graduation completion requirement of the Public Relations and Advertising master's program is the student portfolio. First launched as a degree requirement in 2013-2014, the portfolio showcases the academic and professional accomplishments of public relations and advertising graduate students.

Graduating students share their portfolios at the PRAD Future Leaders Portfolio 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 portfolios. By the time they graduate, students have a creative and engaging way to present their resumes and work samples to prospective employers.

View a gallery of student portfolios and other resources for completing a professional portfolio:

2021 Portfolio Showcase

Meet the incoming PR and advertising professionals from the Class of 2021! Browse each graduate's portfolio to see their work and learn more about them, and connect with them to continue the conversation.

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"Being part of DePaul’s PRAD graduate program has been one of the most rewarding experiences so far in my life. In this program, I got real-life classroom experience, gained professional skills and a strong peer network. The portfolio this year also enabled me to jumpstart my career in a highly competitive industry. The network I received from this event continues to be a positive resource long after graduation."

Trinity (MA ’16)

Trinity Liu, PRAD alum