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Developing Your Professional Digital Presence

Enhance your professional digital presence and strategically shape how others perceive you online through a comprehensive workshop series led by industry experts.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the components and steps to creating and strengthening your professional digital presence
  • Apply the digital presence framework by crafting a strategy for how others will experience you online
  • Analyze and evaluate initial prototypes of digital brand stories, LinkedIn profiles, and ePortfolio pages

Program Description

When someone Googles you, what shows up on that first page of search results? Are they seeing the story (ePortfolio, profiles, images, experiences) that you want them to see?  If not, what can you do to curate a digital presence that represents your key experiences, strengths, and skills and connects you to valuable and/or career-advancing opportunities? 

In today’s professional world, it is essential and advantageous to have a carefully curated personal digital brand story (a roadmap to how people will experience you) in multiple places online (LinkedIn, website, social media, etc.). This interactive series will guide you through the steps of the Integrative Learning Portfolio Lab’s (ILPL) digital presence framework developed in graduate and undergraduate Stanford courses over the course of three cumulative online workshop sessions focusing on the following activities:

  • Session I: Mon., October 9 - Your Professional Digital Presence: What, Why, & How | 4:30-6:00 pm PT

  • Session II: Mon., October 16 - Prototyping Your Story and Evidence  | 4:30-6:00 pm PT 

  • Session III: Mon., October 23 - Feedback from Peers and Professionals and Your 90-Day Action Plan | 4:30-6:00 pm PT 

Workshops are led by:

Helen L. Chen, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in the Designing Education Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a co-founder of the Stanford Integrative Learning Portfolio Lab housed in Stanford Career Education at Stanford University.

Dr. Sheetal J. Patel is a fifteen-year veteran of creating engaging insights, stories, and educational experiences that positively impact people’s lives. She is currently Sr. Product Marketing Manager at LinkedIn, the founder and digital presence coach at A2O Inc, and co-founder of 95z LLC and the Stanford Integrative Learning Portfolio Lab.


  • Open to enrolled graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree program. 

  • Space is limited. Students must be able to commit to participate fully in all three online sessions and complete several activities outside of the sessions.

  • If you are accepted to this workshop, you must confirm your place by submitting a Student Participation Fee Agreement, which authorizes VPGE to charge $50 to your Stanford bill – only if you do not fully participate in the event. You will receive a link to the Agreement and instructions if you are offered a place.

Registration Process:

Developing Your Professional Digital Presence  is a three-part workshop. Session dates are October 9, 16, 23, 2023 from 4:30 PM to 6 PM. All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. 

Apply by Wednesday, October 4. 
Apply Here


Time Commitment

3 - 8 hours

Grad Grow Competencies

 Career Development

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