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Creating an Online Portfolio. UTK PRSSA – Oct. 20, 2009. Presented by: Rachel Gossett & Jamie Lonie. 5 Easy Steps…. Identify the purpose of your portfolio Create & organize your artifacts Identify the technology tool you will use Set up a structure

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Creating an online portfolio

Creating an Online Portfolio

UTK PRSSA – Oct. 20, 2009

Presented by:

Rachel Gossett

& Jamie Lonie


5 easy steps

5 Easy Steps…

  • Identify the purpose of your portfolio

  • Create & organize your artifacts

  • Identify the technology tool you will use

  • Set up a structure

  • Create & maintain your portfolio


1 purpose

1. Purpose

  • What do you hope to gain from your online portfolio?

  • Who will be looking at it?

  • What do you want them to think?


2 artifacts

2. Artifacts

  • What do you want to show in your portfolio?

  • Resume

  • Use your best work

  • Variety

  • Easy file formats (PDFs)


2 artifacts writing samples

2. Artifacts: Writing Samples

elements to include

where to find them

Internships

Summer jobs

Campus jobs/activities

Coursework

Volunteer your services for a non-profit

Join the staff of the Beacon

KEEP EVERYTHING YOU WRITE

  • Newsletters

  • Press releases

  • Flyers

  • Brochures

  • Fact sheets

  • Advertising copy

  • Feature articles

  • Websites

  • Surveys/research

  • Campaigns

  • Proposals


3 technology

3. Technology

  • Tons of sites and services to build a site…

    • Webs.com(free)

    • Homestead.com(free)

    • Google Sites (free)

    • iWeb & MobileMe

    • DreamWeaver

  • Buy you own domain (i.e. www.YourName.com)


4 structure

4. Structure

  • What do you want on your site?

  • Make sure site is easy to navigate.

  • Important information should only a few clicks away!


Home page

Home Page


Contact page

Contact Page

  • E-mail link

  • Social Media links

    • Blog

    • LinkedIn

    • Twitter

    • Etc.

  • Other contact info


About page

About Page

  • Who are you?

  • What is the purpose of your site?

  • What are your goals?

  • Show your personality


Resume page

Resume Page

  • Just like paper resume

  • Keep current

  • Include downloadable version (PDF)

  • Could be hyperlinked

    • To previous employers

    • Examples of work within site


Portfolio

Portfolio

  • Show diversity in work

  • Keep current

  • Include friendly, downloadable version

    • PDFs

    • Google Docs

    • Make it easy for visitors to access content


5 create maintain

5. Create & Maintain

  • Keep info current!

  • Watch for broken links.

  • If the purpose of your portfolio changes, update your site accordingly.

  • Domain names often have to be renewed every few years.


Www rachelgossett com

www.rachelgossett.com


Creating an online portfolio1

Creating an Online Portfolio

Rachel Gossett ([email protected]) & Jamie Lonie ([email protected])


Resources

Resources

  • Complete Guide to Creating an Online Portfolio

  • Creating an eResume

  • www.rachelgossett.com

  • www.jamielonie.com

  • UTK PRSSA Chapter Website


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