SAID Works! 2020 Virtual Preview & Portfolio Review

  • September 10, 2020
  • September 18, 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • September 10, 2020, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EDT)
  • September 18, 2020, 9:30 AM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual Event

Organization: AIA Cincinnati

Program Description

SAID Works! 2020 Preview Night & Portfolio Reviews

As part of the AIA Cincinnati community and the UC Alumni network, we invite you to participate in the 24th installment of SAID Works!. This year’s event will be virtual but continue to foster important connections between our up-and-coming architects and the outstanding greater Cincinnati architecture community! 

Here is how SAID Works! will look this year: 

  • The Preview Event where firms introduce themselves to SAID students will take place on Thursday September 10, 5-6:30pm. 
  • Students will then sign up for portfolio reviews with participating firms no later than close of business on September 15 (5pm EST). 
  • Firms will host portfolio reviews on the platform of their choice (Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) and will need to notify students of how to access their review session before noon on Thursday, September 17. 
  • Portfolio reviews will take place Friday September 18, from 9:30 am to 1:30pm.

The cost includes participation in the live preview event, as well as the review of up to eight portfolios. Proceeds from SAID Works! support the University of Cincinnati’s Summer CAMP program and AIA Cincinnati. If your firm would like to have more than one set of reviews, you can register additional reviewers for $100.

Reservation deadline and three slides for Preview Event are due by 5pm on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Due to limited presentation space, reservations will be regarded as first-come first-served and could potentially be closed out by this date.

Preview Event: Thursday, September 10, 5-6:30pm EST

Each participating firm will have a representative present a live, three-minute introduction about the firm and its co-op experiences. Firms interested in having slides to accompany their presentation must submit them before the registration deadline (submission information will be sent to all registrants). The audience will consist of over 120 SAID (School of Architecture and Interior Design) students who are seeking a co-op job opportunity. Many will be seeking their first UC co-op, so in your firm introduction, please include a word of advice for someone seeking their first UC co-op. There will be time for questions from the students at the end of the program.

*NOTE* There will be a run through for firms participating in this program on either the 9th or earlier in the day on the 10th.

Portfolio Reviews: Friday, September 18, 9:30am – 1:30pm EST

Firms will have 4 time slots (60 minutes apart) to virtually meet students for Portfolio Reviews. The time slots will be at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm. During each time slot one or two students will be having their portfolio reviewed. We suggest that you use 45 minutes per review session and take 15 minutes in-between. 

Students will sign up for time portfolio review time slots starting September 11 through 5pm on September 15, 2020. Each firm will receive the portfolio review schedule by 9am on Wednesday, September 16, including student names and e-mail addresses. Each firm will contact their students directly to provide information on how to access the portfolio review, just as they would for a virtual interview. Firms will provide appointment access information to students by noon on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

During portfolio reviews, you will be reviewing their work and offering advice on how they can improve their portfolios.

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