I am about to start my final year of my Uni course; the majority of it is pretty much do what you want to show what you can do with an end of year show. As I like branding and advertising I am creating a fictional company and creating everything from the logos to future forms of advertising (not necessarily posters etc). If you could help by answering my questions then this would be a great help! 1. I know that when I finish Uni, myself as well as a lot of other students are going to be looking for a job, so I really want to get ahead. Is there anything you can suggest that I do? Should I apply early and just show what work I currently have? (I expect this years work to be some of my best) or should I just wait and concentrate on Uni?! 2. I have been looking at jobs just to see what is out there, and a lot of the companies want you to have had experience; whilst I have had a little bit here and there, working full time at Uni and getting experience is a bit hard to do. Would this really matter or would they see 3 years at Uni as experience? Should I just apply anyway? 3. What would employers expect from someone fresh out of Uni?! Although I know Photoshop and Illustrator pretty well, we haven't been taught things like setting documents up for print, or how to display work or our work flow. Would employers expect to have to educate Junior Designers slightly? 4. I know money isn't the main thing but it is important; how much could I expect to get paid? I have seen jobs which pay pretty low (around £15,000 pa) considering the amount of education I had to go through to get there, whats the average I should be expecting? 5. How much should a portfolio contain? Although I have worked very hard at Uni, I personally think I only have about 10 decent thing which I would include in my portfolio; should I try and make some extra graphics such as re-designed or fictional logos just to show what I can do?! Sorry if any of these questions seem a bit silly; we have yet to been taught much about what to expect in the real world as of yet, but I am going to be asking my tutors for advise since i personally don't feel confident to go out looking for a job yet! Thanks!