Improving Your Prospects through Online Profiles

Enterprise Week 12-16 November 2012 - Improving Your Prospects through Online Profiles

Post debate we have now set up this forum aims to encourage and continue the lively and constructive debate and presentations which took place at LCC on 15/11/2012 part of UALs enterprise week, see more about this event here - http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/improving-your-prospects-through-online-profiles

Some of the key takeaway points based on responses from the students in the audience, we've created the following as forum topics :

Improve online visibility

Better interaction with you online visitors

Understanding online copyright and IP issues

How to build your own online spaces and networks

Protecting personal data and privacy online

For more information about this event http://see.arts.ac.uk/events/entweek/ or see event below:

Date: 15 November 2012
Time: 3pm - 5pm

Location:
Street Lecture Theatre, LCC, SE1 6SB

Event details:
Presenting your professional profile online is becoming increasingly important. What is the best way to develop your online professional identity? Do we improve or hinder our career prospects by being online?

A panel of speakers will discuss and debate these questions and share their experiences of creating online identities, using social media and specialist networks, and being a digital citizen.

This event is led by DIAL  ( http://dial.myblog.arts.ac.uk ) - UAL’s Digital Integration into Arts Learning project, which aims to improve graduate employability and develop confidence and capability in the adoption and integration of digitally enhanced learning for staff and students.

The debate will focus on two aspects of being online as a professional 'Presentational' (presenting & promoting work online) and 'relational' (being participatory professional presenting practice and specialism online).

The debate will explore the challenges, limitations and benefits of how, what and why we use being online to build and enhance our careers: How the debate be structured?
3 pm

Introduction and event context

Chris Follows - See presentation Short URL - http://goo.gl/M15Xh

3:10

Debate 1: Chair: Clare Kennedy

Presentation of practice (What you've done), work and profile, UAL tools and social media

3:15

Presentation 1: See presentation short URL - http://goo.gl/Bf9I6

Clare Kennedy is a member of the UAL Digital Team which created Showtime [linking to http://showtime.arts.ac.uk/ ], the University's free online platform where graduates can present their work and creative practice. Showtime has evolved over the past four years from an online representation of the UAL degree shows into a platform which is viewed as a directory of talent by gallerists, fashion houses and other creative industry insiders.

3:20 Quick questions
3:25

Presentation 2: See presentation - short URL - http://goo.gl/VLUvO

Adam Watling Since joining LCF as Graduate Employment Officer, Adam has forged key relationships with influential fashion industry brands including ASOS, Arcadia, Kurt Geiger, Adidas, H&M and Jaeger, to name but a few. Through LCF's online platform First Move, Adam has assisted graduates seeking work in many roles including Design, Buying, Merchandising, Fashion PR, Marketing and Journalism as well as other key roles within the industry.

3:30 Quick questions
3:35

Presentation 3: See presentation short URL - short URL - http://goo.gl/3rvDE

Charlotte Webb is an artist and PhD student at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Her PhD title is ‘Working with other others: artistic production and agency in a post-user environment’. She will talk about her online artistic identity as ‘Otheragent’, and her interest in automated online entities such as Twitter bots. http://www.otheragents.net/ http://otheragents.tumblr.com/

3:40 Quick questions
3:45 General Debate
4 pm

Debate 2: Chair Chris Follows

Relational identity (what you do); communicating practice, knowledge, skills and specialism online, how do we interact, participate and build professional profiles/identities online?
4:05

Presentation 4: See presentation short URL - http://goo.gl/0J1O4

Chris Follows joined the University of the Arts London UAL in 2003 and since 2007 has been researching and developing open educational practice and open content communities.  Chris is the DIAL project manager 'Digital Integration Into Arts Learning' part of the JISC UK Developing digital literacies programme. Chris has recently completed a SCORE fellowship at the Open University and is the initiator of process.arts.ac.uk. http://process.arts.ac.uk/users/cfollows

 

4:10 Quick questions
4:15

Presentation 5: See presentation short URL - http://goo.gl/oLmrv

John Jackson: John is an Educational Developer with a particular interest in digital platforms and practices, who has also worked as a business adviser (with a focus on eBusiness) in the earlier days of the internet. He is currently involved in a variety of projects and maintains a blog at http://elearning.myblog.arts.ac.uk/

 

4:20 Quick questions
4:25

Presentation 6: See presentation short URL - http://goo.gl/7yRHL

Luke Whitehead joined London College of Communications in September 2012 as Publicity and Social Media Co-ordinator. Previously he has worked on Digital and Social Media strategies for major UK charities including the NSPCC and Macmillan Cancer Support. He is fascinated by the humanising potential of digital and the role social media has in creating digital identities for individuals and organisations.

4:30 Quick questions
4:35 General Debate and final thoughts.
5 pm End but please continue the debate by adding your comments to this debate forum and contribute to our resource cluster of videos, images and text.

Invited guest audience members

Lucy Brown | Creative & Cultural Skills representitive | http://ccskills.org.uk/

Anna McAndrew | UAL alumni | Visual artist and musician studying Education at Goldsmiths | My self directed education | http://process.arts.ac.uk/category/project-groups/my-self-directed-education.

For further details on DIAL's new project that explores these issues, visit - http://process.arts.ac.uk/content/developing-professional-online-identities-project-details

Panel includes:

Clare Kennedy is a member of the UAL Digital Team which created Showtime [linking to http://showtime.arts.ac.uk/ ], the University's free online platform where graduates can present their work and creative practice. Showtime has evolved over the past four years from an online representation of the UAL degree shows into a platform which is viewed as a directory of talent by gallerists, fashion houses and other creative industry insiders.

 

Chris Follows joined the University of the Arts London UAL in 2003 and since 2007 has been researching and developing open educational practice and open content communities.  Chris is the DIAL project manager 'Digital Integration Into Arts Learning' part of the JISC UK Developing digital literacies programme. Chris has recently completed a SCORE fellowship at the Open University and is the initiator of process.arts.ac.uk. http://process.arts.ac.uk/users/cfollows
Luke Whitehead joined London College of Communications in September 2012 as Publicity and Social Media Co-ordinator. Previously he has worked on Digital and Social Media strategies for major UK charities including the NSPCC and Macmillan Cancer Support. He is fascinated by the humanising potential of digital and the role social media has in creating digital identities for individuals and organisations.
Adam Watling Since joining LCF as Graduate Employment Officer, Adam has forged key relationships with influential fashion industry brands including ASOS, Arcadia, Kurt Geiger, Adidas, H&M and Jaeger, to name but a few. Through LCF's online platform First Move, Adam has assisted graduates seeking work in many roles including Design, Buying, Merchandising, Fashion PR, Marketing and Journalism as well as other key roles within the industry.

Charlotte Webb is an artist and PhD student at Chelsea College of Art & Design. Her PhD title is ‘Working with other others: artistic production and agency in a post-user environment’. She will talk about her online artistic identity as ‘Otheragent’, and her interest in automated online entities such as Twitter bots. http://www.otheragents.net/ http://otheragents.tumblr.com/

John Jackson: John is an Educational Developer with a particular interest in digital platforms and practices, who has also worked as a business adviser (with a focus on eBusiness) in the earlier days of the internet. He is currently involved in a variety of projects and maintains a blog at http://elearning.myblog.arts.ac.uk/

Date: Thursday 15 November 2012
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Location: Podium Lecture Theatre, LCC, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6SB
Cost: Free, booking essential

Eligibility:
Student or graduate

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