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BIC Portfolio Thesis Defense

BIC portfolios demonstrate discipline expertise in an integrated framework.

In order to graduate, all BIC students must present their BIC portfolios to a jury of professionals on a designated day scheduled during graduation week in late May. BICsters work independently the first year and then increasingly under the guidance of their track advisors in the second year to develop a unique representation of product, process and personality in their discipline.  Exact date of the Defense is determined in the Spring semester.

Each student has 18 minutes to present her/his digital portfolio and 7 minutes to defend the work to a jury of at least three high level professionals in management, strategic planning, creative, and public relations. Presentations are TIMED -- students are cut off if they go over length.

Here are some of the professionals who have come to campus to judge portfolios:

Singleton Beato, Global Chief of Diversity & Engagement, McCann Worldgroup, Michael Doody, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, The _____ Project, Rolando Leal (BIC '16), Account Supervisor, Ogilvy, John Noe, Founder and CEO, ROKKAN, Stinson Parks, Global Head of Social Media, American Express, Michelle Rowley, Group Planning Director, Deutsch, Liz Scordato, Director of Project Management, Strawberry Frog, Chip Walker, Head of Strategy, Strawberry Frog.

Nicole Wasserman, Head of Client Services, PureRED,  Abisola Adekoya, CSR Strategist, Salterbaxter, Amber Micala Arnold, Account Director, MWWPR, Diana Friedman (BIC '17), Director of External Affairs, Research to Prevent Blindness, Michael Marinello, former SVP Strategic Comms, Turner, Mitch Markson, Creator, Markson IdeaCraft, Kate McShane, Principal, KLM Communications, Donna Renella, President, ABW Solutions, Bjorn Trowery, Director of Communications & Brand Public Relations, Heineken.

John Colquhoun, Art Director, Meghan Dailey, ACD, Burns Group, Whitley Edwards, ACD Burns Group, Jake Kahana, Cofounder, Caveday, Michael Parrott, Group Creative Director, mcgarrybowen, Ken Sheldon (BIC '16), Senior Art Director, Weber Shandwick, Ricard Valero, Creative Director, Ogilvy and Mather, Susan Young, Executive Creative Director, BBDO.