Anna Lang, a third year Interactive Arts and Science student, right, was one of 17 students to present their multimedia portfolios to a team of industry experts in a Dragon’s Den-style panel on April 10.
Rather than pitching a product or business, students in IASC 3P97 Interactive Media Portfolio pitched themselves as aspiring creative professionals. Students worked with their instructor, Adrian Thiessen, and presentation coach Shane McCafferty of Rocketship Park to create digital online portfolios showcasing their experiences and capabilities. Students demonstrated diverse skills in creative writing, game design, photography, entrepreneurship, and a wide variety of technical skills. Many of them will soon be looking for freelance or employment positions, or even starting their own businesses, and appreciated the opportunity to focus test their portfolios with experts from Brock and the wider community.
Panelists included Brock experts and Center for Digital Humanities community partners: Mike Ferguson (Morro Motion), Jim Squires (Rocketship Park), Steve Boese (Innovate Niagara), David Evans (Falling Squirrels Studio), Allison Smith (AE Smith Writing), Tom Brown (FA Servers), Cassie Price (Brock’s Goodman Venture Development), Justin Howe (Brock’s Centre for Digital Humanities), and Alison Innes (Brock’s Faculty of Humanities).