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James Tang’s E-Portfolio Tips: The Three Important Things about You

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When starting off with the e-portfolio page, the user must remember the three important things. Those three important things are:

  • Who are you?
  • Resume
  • Contact Information

Who are you? Remember. Many companies want to know more about you and your career. In fact, users do not have to include their personal life or issues except the information that will guide you to a job or internship. For example, users can introduce themselves starting with their name, major, minor (optional), college level, some highlighted accomplishments, student organization involvement, etc. Finally, this may sound silly but definitely include your picture on the page. This would help increase better opportunity for employers, recruiters, or classmates to know who you are.

Resume: No questions, but resume is the most important highlights of work experiences. For example, every time when you walked into an interview or Spring Connection what kind of question would they ask you? Well if my prediction is correct, they will definitely ask do you have your “resume” with you. So remember, resume has been the most important step to the dream of your job. Furthermore, what if for some reason, you forgot to print your resume? Well you know where you can get it.

Contact Information: Now contact information might not be the most important page than resume. However, it is necessary to include this last important information to the e-portfolio, because you never know who will call or email you. In fact, this can help your friends, classmates, recruiters, or employers to find you. More importantly, their calls might help you to identify what kind of information you should provide or change. So remember, contact information includes your name, email, and cell phone number. Besides, if the user wants to provide more information than just email or cell phone number, then feel free to provide more information that are comfortable with you if necessary.

Other Suggestion:

Personal Interests, Career Goals, Courses, Interests & Hobbies, or Social Networking Sites can be other information that might be important to you.

Implicit Bias Tests 2/25/12

Date of the article:  Feb 22, 2012, from The Economist:

Implicit bias: You may not think what you think you think

After the class discussion about the Honesty and Integrity Test, I realized that there is an article talks about another different type of test that deals with test-takers who are being test either they are being biased or not. This article briefing introduce by stating, about 6,000 African-Americans are suing the state for not just facing the overt or deliberate discrimination, but also hiring decisions based on the race. Another is that, in the Supreme Court, about 1.6 millions of women suing Walmart for sex discrimination. Basically is this; the majority of employees felt that the hiring process was bias and ambiguous. Anthony Greenwald was the one who created the (IAT) “Implicit Association Test.” This test measured based on unconscious biases. Furthermore, the test was also coming from the Project Implicit website, “implicit.harvard.edu.”

Coincidentally, this was the same exact website where I heard during my class time. In my mind, there is no such thing like bias, unbiased, or neutral because these tests are the purpose of hiring an employee to its organization. But I do know that some test-takers, who probably took the test already, may have different kinds of viewpoint than me (which also means I do not have the rights to encounter my arguments either). But yet again, I do agree one thing from the article is that many typical questions from the test cannot determine a person’ point of view. This is because the law is the important role to make the hiring decision. With all being said, I believe that the integrity test does help the supervisors and recruiters to make hiring decisions easier, but hopefully that these kinds of tests would not be judged based on “biased” from the test-takers.

 

Name: James Tang

My First Project for Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is a national honorary organization for financial information professionals at Fox School of Business. This organization wants to redesign their “old version” website, so it will be easier for students to navigate. As the Technical Developer, my goal is to help them to create theme, domain, and links for them using WordPress. Working in this project has taken me almost two months to finish it. But yet again, I have learned a variety of web designing experience because it took me so long to finally complete the project for the organization. But either way, this is my first project I had ever done for other student organization like Beta Alpha Psi. I am looking forward to work with Beta Alpha Psi in the future as well. Click here to see the brand new website of Beta Alpha Psi.

Introduction of Myself!

My name is James Tang. I was born in Brooklyn and now living in
Philadelphia, PA. I was graduated from Jules E. Mastbaum High School as a Class
Valedictorian in June 2009. After-then, I went to Temple University and
currently majoring in Management Information Systems (MIS). Since the day I came
to Temple, I have worked in Russell Conwell Center’s Professional Development
Work-study Program as a Database Intern since September 2009. In 2010, I was
awarded as the Intern of the Year by demonstrating strong leadership skills
during in the program. By the late 2010, I went to continue to work for Temple University’s
Summer Bridge Program as a Math Classroom Assistant for six weeks. Today, I am
part of a student professional organization called AIS (Association of
Information Systems) formerly known as AMIS. And because of my dedication and
hard work, I am willing to continue on to see my professional career and further my future.