Creating a Digital Portfolio
What is it?
Why do I need one?
How should I create one?
Tips and suggestions
- Keep it simple! While you want to showcase your best work, don't overwhelm the reader with too much information. Share the work that you feel is your best.
- Use your social media accounts to connect with people who are experts in your chosen field.
- If you are linking your portfolio to your social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram, keep in mind the importance of your digital footprint.
- The photos you use should be appropriate for a professional environment.
In a recent article from USA Today, Marymount University coach Brandon Chambers was quoted as saying, “Never let a 140 character tweet cost you a $140,000 scholarship.” Having an about.me page is sending a different message. It is saying, “here are my social networks and I encourage you to look at them.”
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