This past weekend I had the experience of checking out the pratt opportunity fair. for all you new readers, i attended pratt instittute from 2001-2005. i majored in photography and haven't been really back to the old campus since 2005. i got an e-mail last week asking if i was interested in coming in for a portfolio review. all my life i listened to myself and swatted away other people's opinions. now im trying to open up and listen, instead of being dismissive.
i tried to keep it simple. i didn't want to scare anyone away with a dominating color or piece of jewelry that might take away from what i was saying. the boots were sleek and comfortable. the jacket gave me comfort just in case there was a draft.
going through the campus was nostalgia for me. it really is beautiful there and can't believe that my time here impacted my life so much in 4 short years.
the fair was set up like this. each table represented a company. after signing in, you were able to speak with people and show them your portfolio. i got a lot of good feedback. it was great to hear that i finally found my style.
the best part of this fair were the roundtable discussions. there were 6-7 tables with various topics, such as "creative career path", "adjusting to change", and "plotting a professional path". it was a great way to really have time with professionals and like minded people in an artistic field. i did meet up with some photographers and it was great to hear about the different career paths they took after graduation.
in all this was a great experience. it helped me get out of my comfort zone. ask questions about my field and ventures i've been struggling wtih. now i have all these fantastic ideas to move my personal business to the next level.