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WSP 68 — Creating an Effective Online Presence for Professionals: Using ePortfolios to Tell Your Story (CANCELLED)

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Oct 20—Nov 3
Time: 9:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 13
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $550
Instructor(s): Sheetal Patel, Helen Chen
Limit: 30
Status: Cancelled
9:00 am—4:00 pm
Oct 20—Nov 3
2 days
Drop By
Oct 13
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Sheetal Patel, Helen Chen
In recent surveys, 92 percent of recruiters say they use the web and social media networks to find high-quality candidates, making it essential for professionals to have a carefully curated online presence that uses a variety of digital assets to tell their story.

Adapted from graduate and undergraduate Stanford courses, this interactive workshop teaches you how to tell your online professional story in a purposeful and persuasive way through an ePortfolio. More than just copying and pasting your resume into an online profile or website, your ePortfolio represents a carefully designed experience with a purpose and an audience in mind. It establishes a foundation that can be used to reinforce other facets of your digital presence. Through hands-on activities, the workshop focuses on the professional stories students want to tell and how to identify the evidence and architecture to support these stories. We will cover the basics of visual design and how to select an ePortfolio platform (no coding skills are needed; a range of low-cost and even free options is available). Throughout this process, you will have the opportunity to give and receive feedback and reflect with your peers and instructors. By the end of the workshop, you will have completed two to three pages in an online ePortfolio and you will have the tools and strategies for ongoing development and maintenance.

Sheetal Patel, Associate Director and Content Lead, Career Management Center, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Sheetal J. Patel has had fourteen years of experience in creating engaging brands and marketing communication strategies at Stanford, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the University of Texas Arlington, and at Sulekha. She received the NACE/ Chevron Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers for achievement and innovation in branding. Patel received a PhD in strategic communication from the University of North Carolina.

Helen Chen, Research Scientist, Designing Education Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford

Helen L. Chen is a co-founder of EPAC, an ePortfolio community of practice. She is a co-executive editor of the International Journal of ePortfolio and a co-author of Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors. Her research interests focus on redesigning how learning in higher education is represented in traditional records and academic credentials. She received a PhD in communication from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.