As I'm gearing up to redo my entire portfolio, I had to ask myself this question. I'm preparing it for a shot at a dream internship, so I expect many late nights in the following two weeks. In my first two years at school, our final portfolio we had to complete had to have fifteen pieces. This was due to us doing fifteen special projects, therefore our professor wanted us to include all of them. As a youngster, this made me think that was the norm. That was until I went to several meet and greet type events, put on by the local AIGA chapter, and met several area designers. One told me the best portfolio, or "book" he had ever been presented contained four pieces, yet he has seen fantastic ones with ten or a bit more as well. So, I'm not really asking what is the right amount, but what have all of you done? For the internship I'm going for, I really only see myself bringing in about six pieces or so. I would much rather be confident in them all, then throw in some just to bring the number up. Anyone have any advice on this? Thoughts in general? How many pieces has yours contained on average?