The Writer's Identity

Course Code: PWRT 5005

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This course guides students in exploring the many paths of the professional writer, while building an online portfolio that they can use to showcase their own evolving identity. Students explore job postings and skills descriptions, learn to network and begin to discuss career development issues. A unit on freelancing helps students develop a personal brand and start to think like entrepreneurs about their careers. Students develop both a digital and physical portfolio; the digital portfolio teaches students the basics of a content management system while building an online home for the samples they will create throughout the program. Students also work on polishing their online presence in spaces such as LinkedIn.