Why is professional presence important?
The more you understand and engage with your chosen industry, the better your chances of establishing a successful career in what you want to do.
How do I do it?
Start by carefully managing your personal and professional online presence:
controlling your digital footprint and your private information is just as important as promoting your work. Take all opportunities to immerse yourself digitally in your chosen industry, then develop your professional network through digital content, connections, work experience and events.
Learning OutcomesIn this course, you will:
- Reflect on your digital habits and the image you currently portray of yourself online
- Develop strategies to stay up to date with industry trends and news
- Understand tools available to you to promote your work and/or develop your personal online brand
This course should take around 1.5 hours to complete. There are different activities marked 'Activity (x mins)' which you need to complete. Some of these have multiple steps.
Please have post-its and/or paper and some pens with you as you work through the activities.
How to Enrol and Navigate
Watch the short introduction video below on how to enrol onto the course and navigate the content.
Use the 'Click here to enrol on this page' button to be awarded a digital badge for completing this course.
To achieve a completion badge, you must engage with all the activities. Activity completion will be gathered from selected activities that will be automatically ticked as you engage with the activity.
Click here to enrol on the page
Not a Solent student?
No problem! You can still access the learning content and activities without enrolling.
Key terms for professional presence
Maintaining a professional digital presence requires technical skills, curiosity, foresight and motivation.
Click on each of the words below to see what they mean in the context of your university studies.