Impress Media Employers with your Portfolio – Karen Milligan MD of Millk

Duration: 60 minutes
Price: £25
Course dates: Thursday 16th September 2021 7pm until 8pm

Who is this for?

This session is for those keen to hear first-hand what media and content creation employers want to see in a portfolio.

What does the course cover?

Impress Media Employers with your Portfolio includes:

  • What a good portfolio should include from an employer’s perspective
  • How to draw up a targeted portfolio for a specific job role or company
  • Examples of those which do not work and do more harm than good
  • Top tips to takeaway and implement into portfolios immediately.

What to expect?

Karen has been hiring staff and freelancers for many years across production and post production roles for UK-based TV series and accounts for global communication agencies.  The 60-minute session will offer participants a unique insight into how employers decide on whether to call you in for an interview after looking through your portfolio or not. There will be specific good and bad case studies and a range of useful hints and tips to help draw up a winning portfolio. 


Karen Milligan learnt her craft as a Producer/Director with 15 years’ experience in factual TV production for ITV, the BBC and many more. She has held positions as Creative Director for global communications agencies and delivered industry-based training. Karen is a passionate filmmaker and a driven leader, championing the talents of her team and building a culture to nurture their skills and offer a fresh, agile approach to film production that is needed now more than ever. Experienced, compassionate and hard-working. It’s in the MillK DNA.

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This event is supported by the University of Salford Arts, Media and Creative Technology School which is investing in training for the media and creative technology workforce. It is designed to support staff and freelancers to upskill and stay connected.

This session is designed to be a pre-requisite for an in-depth 2-day face to face course delivered at MCUK in Autumn 2021 covering: strategic planning for portfolios, eye catching showreels, targeting companies for work, being freelance, getting the CV right and exploring the importance of social media.

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