ePortfolios and Your Career: Going Beyond the Paper Resume
Thursday, March 28 at 6:00PM — Online via SB Connect
In today's networked, highly competitive job market, paper resumes are becoming less important. Last year, 77% of recruiters Googled job applicants.* Should you leave it up to social media sites to define your online professional image?
Now is the time to start managing your online presence, and Stony Brook University can help. As a student, you have access to a free, personal, easy-to-use, digital portfolio that SBU will continue to host after you graduate. By developing an ePortfolio while you are still in school, you can combine your academic and professional accomplishments into an online showcase that highlights your strengths and skills. Use it now to organize and contextualize your graduate course work; use it after graduation to distinguish yourself on the job market.
Join Nancy Wozniak, SBU's ePortfolio Program Manager, as she explains:
- Why 21st century employers are using online sources to make hiring decisions
- What goes into an ePortfolio and how to set one up for free
- How to establish your online professional identity
This free webinar is open to SPD students; students from other graduate programs are also welcomed. Participation is limited, so please register ASAP to secure your place.
Nancy became Stony Brook University's first Learning Architect and ePortfolio Program Manager in 2008 and works in The Faculty Center, where she consults with faculty on course design and student learning. One of her projects has been documenting and promoting authentic learning and self-determined learning behaviors through the use of eportfolios.
Nancy taught online and traditional courses in leadership, computer applications, instructional design, multimedia design, communication, and business. She also currently teaches in the Leadership and Service Program at Stony Brook, where she received the Outstanding Newcomer award from the Undergraduate Colleges for her creative and effective use of technology in the classroom and her passion and enthusiasm for teaching.
Her experience with community and continuing education includes the development of a Web 2.0 series for developing a professional brand and a personal Internet identity. Nancy teaches professional branding through the use of eportfolios in her Leadership and Service courses at Stony Brook University.
She received her Master's degree in Education in the Foundations of Education, specializing in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Akron. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Hiram College, and studied television production and communication at Lorain County Community College. Her work as a producer, director and graphic artist in broadcast news and community television has helped her design effective reflective activities and multimedia design experiences for her students using digital stories in the classroom.
How SPD Webinars Work
The webinar will take place via SB Connect, Stony Brook University's web conferencing platform. You will need access to a computer with the Adobe Flash plug-in installed, headphones/speakers or a phone, and a hard-wired internet connection. Full Details on Accessing SPD's Webinars»