Grad Rebel Workshop: Building and Maintaining a Professional Online Presence and Why it Matters


Apr. 12, 2019, 1pm to 2:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Graduate Commons (2141)


It is likely that you already have an online presence, and perhaps have had one for some years now (Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.). However, it is important to curate your online professional image in order to build your career. Employers, academic and non-academic alike, will often look candidates up on the internet. Many employers will not hire a candidate if their professional online presence does not support what they have written in their job application.

By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Discuss what kind of content to curate

  • Learn about different platforms that can help you build your online presence (professional websites, blogs, op-eds, robust Twitter feed, etc.)

  • Understand how developing an online presence can help you make connections and be more competitive on the job market


  • Dr. Natalierose Pennington, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies

  • Dr. Steven Bickmore, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching & Learning

  • John Novak, Head Scholarly Communication Initiatives, UNLV Libraries

  • Guy Dawson, Classy Communications

Lifecycle Stage: Early, Middle, and Late Master’s & Early, Middle, and Late Doctoral

Learning Experience: Panel

Admission Information

This workshop is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

Contact Information

External Sponsor

Graduate Collge, GPSA, & Career Services