Pairing business, technology and creativity, our students come to the heart of Silicon Valley to deepen and grow their passions. The result? A skilled and dynamic community with a social life that is surprisingly robust.
Immersive, collaborative and designed to unlock your creativity—for over 130 years USV has been helping people turn their passion into their professions. Today, it’s your turn. Explore our program offerings to help you develop the skills you need for the job you’ll love.
This is the beginning of that adventure, as well as your first assignment. If you already have existing work to show us, you should simply gather and organize it. If you don’t have any work samples, do not worry. In these guidelines, we provide directions on how to create work samples.
We’d love to hear about your business and entrepreneurial experiences!
For an artist, designer or other creative student applying to USV, the types of work to submit are fairly intuitive. For a business student, the type of work to submit may not be that obvious.
Create a short narrative or executive summary of your accomplishments. Include evidence of your business acumen.
Examples of work you may submit include the following:
It’s easy to submit your work. You can submit 2-3 pieces of evidence from the list in the previous section. If you have an existing business and it has a website, include the URL for the site. For your write-ups, present your work professionally. You may use Microsoft Word, a slide deck, a website or other appropriate digital media.
Digital format preferred.
To prepare your work for submission, all you need to do is collect evidence of what you have already created and achieved. Save each item as digital copies and submit the work to the Admissions Office.
Do you have any questions or need any help to submit or create work samples? Please contact the Department Director, Dr. Bobbi Makani, or your Admissions Representative. We are here to help you.
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