How can a student portfolio help you?

There are several resources available to help students on their journey to a dream career. A student portfolio is used to give employers an example of academic achievement and personal or professional accomplishments. A student portfolio can help an applicant to stand out against other candidates when it comes to getting a job.

Decide what the purpose of your portfolio is, this will keep you focused when putting your portfolio together. Consider the type of career that you are aiming for, any addition to your portfolio should be relevant to this industry. Don’t go overboard and add every piece of work that you have ever completed, stick to the best examples of your work.

At university/college/school, you will accumulate essays, exam papers, memberships and letters of recommendation. At the end of your education, all of these documents can be arranged in a logical way to provide employers with a detailed overview of your education. Having all of this information at your disposal can help you to write a powerful CV, giving you the opportunity to differentiate from the competition.

The more unique your portfolio is, the more that you will stand out. Highlight important information with graphics, photographs or timelines. Showcase creativity or musical ability with videos, CDs or DVDs and include samples of essays, reports or articles to provide evidence of your writing skills. Ensure that everything that is included in your portfolio is relevant to the career you want or the job you are interviewing for.

A student portfolio helps you to improve your self-evaluation skills and makes you reflect and develop. This can help when it comes to the interview process as you can evaluate your strengths and weaknesses.

It is important that your student portfolio represents you, that’s the whole point of a portfolio after all. That’s why it is important to not only think about the content of your portfolio but the design too. At Metro Repro, we offer a range of student printing services and deliver a high-quality finish with a quick turnaround, you can even upload your files straight to our website! Contact our team on 0191 261 132, use our contact form or email



Why should you print professionally?

There’s no way around it, any form of colour printing can look cheap and sub-standard when done in-house, it can also become very expensive very quickly. This is just when you’re attempting to print single sheets; you will encounter even more problems when you try to print business cards, posters or brochures.

That is where the professionals come in. A professional printing company will have access to the latest technology. Producing high-quality, detailed work rather than the unprofessional work that you wold produce in-house.

Your promotional materials are more than just a way to shout about your services; they should inspire trust and reliability in your company. Imagine you receive two flyers in the post, one has been printed on an inkjet printer on low-quality printer paper using low-resolution images; the other has been printed using a digital printer, on 350gsm glossy paper with high-quality images and vibrant colours. It is clear which flyer would generate the most interest.

As with most services, not all printing services are the same. It is important that you do your due diligence. The cheapest option may not necessarily be the best; there may be hidden costs to be aware of too! Check out a company’s testimonials and reviews; this will give you a good idea of what previous clients really think. Take a look at social media, a lot of customers use this platform to air their grievances so it can tell you a lot. Speak to a range of companies and ask to see sample work, they may even have a sample pack that they can send out to you. This will give you an idea of the quality and range of work that they can offer your business.

At Metro Repro, we are committed to our clients. We have a range of services to help your business, and we offer a same-day turnaround service so that your business is not left waiting. For those urgent projects, you can contact us out-of-hours. If you want to discuss your printing needs, then contact our team on 0191 261 1320, use our online contact form or email