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The "About Me" Page

Your "About Me" page is an introduction and should provide insight into who you are as a person and a learner. It is where you begin the story of who you are and who you want to be.  This is a page that should be continually updated.  This page should include a picture of you that ​is appropriate in a professional/academic context.

Here are some ways you might think about your "About Me" page:

  • An academic autobiography
  • A statement of professional goals​
  • A reflection of you as a person and learner (your unique interests, talents, and goals)

What should be included:

  • A picture of you – this could be a headshot, a picture of you doing a favorite activity, a picture of you doing a meaningful activity, or a picture of you engaged in a meaningful learning experience. (For help adding a photo:​)
  • A written description of you as a person and a learner – including your background, academic goals, and potential professional goals during your time at OSU.  If you are a first-year student, you may want to start with some of the most meaningful experiences you had in high school. 

Questions to consider when writing your "About Me" statement and selecting a picture:

  • Who will be my primary audience?  What are their expectations?
  • What is the primary goal of my statement?  For example: do I want to connect with other students with similar interests?  Do I want to position myself as a researcher in a particular field?  Do I want to convince an employer to offer me a position?  Keep in mind that the primary goal of this statement might very well change as you advance through your education. 
  • What is the main message I want my readers to take away?
  • How do you identify yourself?
  • What experiences have shaped you?
  • What qualities or traits define you as a person and a learner?​