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: http://resourcecenter.odee.osu.edu/uosu/393)
- 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?