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Be Searchable: Developing an Online Portfolio for the Job Search

Ekstrom W103

When Nov 21, 2013
from 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
Where Ekstrom W103
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-5882
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Formerly offered as the "Branding Yourself" workshop.

Description. What is your web presence like? Are you only visible on Facebook, or do you have a professional online presence? If you are going on the job market (or planning early for that distant day), the answer to these questions could set you apart from other applicants. This workshop will discuss why you should consider developing an online portfolio or posting an online cv, what documents or information should be included, and how even the busy or technologically-challenged can build an online presence starting today. Acknowledging the varying levels of experience or need with building online content, this workshop will be presented in two parts:

2-2:45pm: Discussion of online portfolios, materials to include, presentation of examples, and sharing of participants' insights

2:45-3:30pm: Step-by-step guidance in building a basic Wordpress blog to support professional materials online. This will provide an opportunity for those who are particularly uncomfortable embarking on this process alone (as well as those who just need a structured setting and time to make sure this process gets done!) to begin building their portfolio with the guidance and support of workshop facilitators. 

Learning outcomes. You will walk out of the session with an understanding of online portfolios, knowledge about how to develop one, and an actual page on which to build yours.


Presenter. Amy Lueck is a fourth year doctoral student in Rhetoric and Composition researching the historical literacy practices of Louisville's first high schools. She is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the English Department and Graduate Research Assistant for the School Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, where she assists with PLAN and mentoring programming. 


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