EMERGE AIGA BOSTON PORTFOLIO REVIEW 2023 IN-PERSON: For Students and Young Professionals (0-5 Years)

Event Details

Saturday, July 29, 2023 10:00AM-12:00PM

808 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston University | Brookline, MA 02446
4th Floor

The AIGA Boston Portfolio Review is open to all design students at undergraduate/graduate levels and working professionals with 0-5 years of experience. Here’s your chance to: 

  • Have a seasoned professional look at your portfolio 
  • Distribute your resume 
  • Practice your interview skills
  • Receive honest feedback about your work

Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis with limited space, so please register now!

Interested in being a reviewer? Sign up here

Available to volunteer? Let us know


Review sessions are conducted like speed dating. This format maximizes the number of reviewers you meet with during your assigned review session. One-on-one time with reviewers is limited to 15 minutes. Be prepared to present your portfolio and receive feedback within this time constraint, and please tailor the discussion to get feedback on pieces you want to dive into.
This event is designed to model the interview process, so be early for set up, be prepared, and be mindful of how you present yourself and your work. Professional attire appropriate for an interview is recommended.

How to Prepare

  • Present 8 to 12 of your best portfolio pieces.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before your review time
  • Have 10-15 copies of your resume with 3 or 4 photocopies or printouts of your best work attached as a reference/reminder for interested reviewers
  • A fully charged laptop/device if you plan on showing screen-based work (we cannot guarantee that power will be available to every table in the room) and an extension cord.
  • We cannot guarantee wireless internet, so have back-up files saved locally.
  • No access to a laptop? Multi-media projects can be presented as printed screenshots.
  • Feel free to bring pieces to mount on the wall behind you (using thumbtacks) or prototypes and mock-ups to place on the table in front of you.


Student | AIGA Member – $5
Student | Non-AIGA Member – $30
Young Professional | AIGA Member – $5
Young Professional | Non-AIGA Member – $30

We encourage you to become a member for discounts on all our AIGA events!

Parking & Venue

This event will take place at 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University, in the Fuller Building on the 4th floor.

This venue is also home to the 808 Gallery and Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground.

Limited metered on-street parking is available. For more details on Boston University visitor parking lots, see here.

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Code of Conduct:

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA Boston. AIGA Boston has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to its activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the Director of Membership or Community Outreach.

What is EMERGE?

This Portfolio Review is part of the EMERGE Initiative which aims to engage emerging designers by providing experiences and opportunities through customizable content that can in turn help to advance their careers.

Questions about EMERGE?

If you have general questions about EMERGE with AIGA Boston, feel free to reach out to Amy at amy@boston.aiga.org or Hannah at hannah@boston.aiga.org.


Graphic by: Vaish Kumar

By AIGA Boston
Published July 14, 2023