Whether you are graduating soon or just beginning your grad program, creating a professional web presence should be on your to do list. An electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) provides a platform to showcase your academic and professional skills and experiences, and to tell your story in a way your resume or cv simply cannot.
The Portfolio to Professional program (P2P) provides guidance and support for graduate students who want to build their digital presence and showcase their skills and experiences, but also who they are in the form of an online portfolio.
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Registrar in collaboration with Graduate School of Education’s EdCareers, BEAM, Stanford Career Education, and the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, P2P is a ten-week guided program consisting of weekly online assignments and face-to-face feedback sessions to Stanford graduate students from all disciplines and at various stages of their academic careers.
The Winter-Spring 2015 P2P curriculum will be led by:
- Helen L. Chen, PhD, director of ePortfolio initiatives, Center for Design Research, Office of the Registrar
- Sheetal J. Patel, PhD, director of branding and digital communities, BEAM, Stanford Career Education
The 10 week program will include a face-to-face working session on selecting a platform and strategies for telling your digital story, as well as opportunities to get disciplinary feedback in scheduled “Meet Ups” with CDC Career Communities counselors .
P2P participants will complete the program in a campus-wide ePortfolio showcase in May 2015.
The P2P curriculum, originally developed by Professor Lisa McNair at Virginia Tech University, has an emphasis on portfolios to facilitate the transition of doctoral students to the professoriate.
At Stanford we are adapting Professor McNair’s curriculum to support students interested in pursuing professional and non-academic careers. P2P was initially piloted at Stanford in Spring 2013, with Masters and PhD students from the Schools of Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, Earth Sciences, and Medicine and again in Spring 2014 with a group of students in the Graduate School of Education.
Participation in the 2015 P2P program is by application. The application for Winter-Spring 2015 is now closed.