Although the basic e-portfolio assignment was the building blocks of my current e-portfolio, completing it taught me about myself. Having to answer questions and write personally about myself gave me a better understanding of who I am and what I hope to achieve as a professional. Writing about my previous classes and experiences as an MIS major led me to a conclusion on a possible future as a database analyst. Before completing the basic e-portfolio, I did not have the direction I have now, nor was I able to showcase who I am as a person, student, and professional on such a platform.
External Professional Points Event: Social Media Marketing
Brian Hart, a Temple alumnus, came to the Blackstone LaunchPad room located in the Howard Gittis Student Center to speak about social media marketing. Attending this event taught me how to build my individual brand and use it to be successful in my field. Properly written and timed posts may attract the attention of a future employer, and therefore has the possibility of getting a person their dream job. Displaying one’s self professionally while also showcasing their true personality in posts is a key concept I learned from Brian.
MIS2502: Data Analytics Extra Credit Assignment
This professional points activity involved writing a one-page research paper on a topic we had not studied in-depth in class. I chose to research big data, and titled my paper Big Data: Pushing the Boundaries of Knowledge, which can be accessed by clicking on the link at the top of this page. Working with big data is a significant part of being an MIS professional, as it is pivotal in solving many problems a company might face. In completing this activity I realized how useful the analysis of big data can be for a company looking to further their success.