10 Sep 2021

Icon Student Month: Creating a Portfolio

Creating a portfolio of work can seem like a daunting process, but it doesn’t need to be!

It's Student Month here at Icon, and we want to share support resources and initiatives aimed at students

A well-conceived portfolio showcases the best of your abilities, and will help you progress in the field. Here's a few ways to get started on putting together a portfolio, or give your current one an update.


Attend The Conservator’s Portfolio Workshop

The Icon Emerging Professionals Network (EPN) will be hosting ‘The Conservator’s Portfolio’ on 28 September - a free online workshop that will set out some of the key things you need to know about putting together a portfolio and provide interactive space for questions and discussion along the way.  


Read EPN's useful Guidance 

This document contains some hints and tips on how to put together a body of work in a way that showcases the best of your abilities during interviews or other professional situations. 

Creating a portfolio of work


Create a Profile on Icon's New Student Project Gallery

Icon Student Project Gallery is designed to provide a complete online portfolio that gives Icon Student members the edge they need to make the transition from student to employed conservation professional.  The structure is already given and there is support available!

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Student project gallery

Welcome to Icon's student project gallery where you can find information about the projects our student members have completed during their conservation studies


Watch a webinar to get some tips

This Webinar by The American Institute for Conservation (AIC) covers the creation and use of digital and hard-copy portfolios in various scenarios and early-career stages, from pre-program candidate to graduate student and post-graduate.


Not an Icon Member yet? Tap into the energy of the conservation sector! Join us as a Student Member to get full access to our resources and get to know the professional networks that will help you later on. 


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