ONA Mizzou event: Building an online portfolio

By Elise Schmelzer
Although our generation is known as digital natives, many students cower at the idea of creating and updating an online portfolio. It may seem like a daunting task, but a site that collects all of your work and presents it clearly is an invaluable tool, especially in an age when prospective employees are often Google-searched before they're ever offered an interview.

There are many questions you might be asking yourself. How much personal information should I put on my portfolio? Should it function like a blog or should I use a static layout? How can I incorporate social media into my site?

Get the answers to your questions at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 in 110 Lee Hills Hall, when ONA Mizzou hosts a panel of local journalists to discuss digital portfolios. 

The panelists will talk about what they look for in an online portfolio, offer tips and review a select number of attendees' portfolios.

Our panelists are:
  • Rob Weir: director of digital development at the Columbia Missourian 
  • Vivian Abagiu: photo editor at The Columbia Daily Tribune 
  • Annie Hammock: interactive director at KOMU-TV 
If you want more information about building a digital portfolio, take a look at our Bridgit Bowden's post "Building an online portfolio: Where to start?"

Have questions? Email onamizzou@gmail.com or tweet us @ONAMizzou.

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