Build Your Résumé

When you become a student member of AAF-GF, you’ll have the opportunity to network with, learn from, and work side-by-side with the leading professionals in the area.

In addition to welcoming student members, we work closely with area colleges and universities to assist rising stars with annual scholarships, portfolio seminars and reviews, and a student American Advertising Awards competition to recognize young talent.

Each year AAF-GF and AIGA Blue Ridge co-host “Portfolio Bootcamp” to help college-level students get ready for the working world. The day offers a chance for students to have a one-on-one review of their résumés and portfolios by a diverse group of advertising, marketing and design professionals who donate their time for this event.

In addition to receiving valuable feedback on their work and presentation of it, students hear from guest speakers about how to market themselves in the real world. There’s also a chance to win great prizes and take home valuable giveaways from the event’s many sponsors.

Portfolio Bootcamp is open to college-level students with a visual communications portfolio including: graphic design, illustration, photography, multimedia and website design.

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