Tag Archive: Professional Development

Creating a LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a great Web site to connect with your current or your future employer. LinkedIn is the opportunity to say exactly what you want to an employer about yourself and past employment. It is important to make sure you have an effective and well developed LinkedIn profile. Below are some steps you can take to make a strong LinkedIn profile:

1. Put a professional photo of yourself as your profile picture. This allows the employer to see you for who you are. Your profile is the opportunity to be both personal and professional.

2. Update your resume. Make sure your page has the most updated information on your site. Also, do not discount the past jobs because you may never know if the employer will see something on there that might set you a part. Adding more jobs to your profile resume cannot hurt you.

3. Make sure you have recommendations. There is nothing more important, besides your resume, than the recommendations you receive from past employers. Have your peers and professors provide recommendations and endorsements.

4. Just like any good social media page, write posts. This is a great way to update people  about your professional life. This will allow you to gain popularity and interest from others.

5. Make sure to add your current classmates. This is one of the easiest ways to create connections and business allies. Who knows if the person sitting next to you will be the next Bill Gates? By adding your fellow classmates now, you will create business ties with them that will help you in the long run.

6. Make it your own. Having your LinkedIn page customized shows the employer your style. Just like putting your face to the profile, putting your style to the page is very important. It is recommended that you should customize your URL, page, and headline to be professional, yet catchy.

School of Law Faculty Web Sites

Blogging is a great form of expression, as well as a means of communicating to a wide audience. Not only does the Pepperdine University School of Law Information Services team write articles for the LawTech Web site, but some of our professors create content on personal Web sites. Here are some of the Web sites published by our esteemed School of Law Faculty:

Professor Robert Anderson: http://witnesseth.typepad.com/

Professor Paul Caron: http://taxprof.typepad.com/

Professor Gregory McNeal: http://gsmcneal.com/

Professor Derek Muller: http://excessofdemocracy.com/

Professor Bernie James: http://schoolsafetylawblog.com/

Faculty Professional Development

Faculty Professional Development

Re-posted from TechLearn’s Community Page:


This two-week, technology-enhanced faculty professional development program led by the Technology and Learning group and faculty mentor Stella Erbes is for faculty who are new to integrating instructional technology into their courses. Workshops and sessions will focus on course design that integrates technologies into the classroom that are learner-centric and shift how you deliver course content.

The sessions are seminar-based and will weave hands-on learning into each discussion. Each lesson plan is pedagogically constructed to evaluate which technologies can help you deliver course information, engage students, measure learning, and incorporate new learning activities.

Consultation sessions are also built into the program to ensure everyone’s challenges are addressed. Participants will walk away with a starting point on how to chunk course materials into building blocks that integrate technology. The overall goal is to help you create a more dynamic ‘active learner’ environment.

Faculty attendees will earn $400 for attending the full program or $25 per day if they can’t make the full two weeks. Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.

Meetings will take place at the Drescher Graduate campus in Malibu. Spaces are limited, so register now to be eligible to be one of the twelve participants.

June 2013 Schedule:

The program will be held June 17-28, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Optional learning labs are 1:00-3:00 PM.

  • 8AM-9AM: Breakfast
  • 9AM-12PM: Session
  • 12PM-1PM: Lunch
  • 1PM-3PM: Learning lab (optional)

Please review the proposed schedule of topics.