Professional Bios


In a .pdf file, please respond to the prompt in 200-300 words. Please include at least one photo of yourself in addition to the prose text.


Please write a short biography of your professional accomplishments and interests.  Your bio should include the following: Your name; current position and what it is/what you do; company or school name and what they are/do; one professional accomplishment; briefly state your values or work philosophy, and how your values/philosophy inform your career.

Since the audience you imagine writing this for will shape your choices, please consider the following as you write: should you write the Bio in first or third person? Should you show what kind of person you are outside of work? Can/should you include examples, if so what kind? Should you include “jokes” and/or what sort of tone should you use?


As long as you upload your Bio to Canvas on or before the assigned time/date, you will earn full points per document. Remember these activities are designed to develop skills we will use throughout the class and in the major projects. The documents also provide an opportunity for invention and revision, and you’ll use your Bio throughout the class.



Bio Samples: Community Partner Contacts