With all the websites, blogs and social media profiles, you always need a short bio; may be more so than a resume. As an intern that doesn't have much experience or things to brag about, I have struggled a lot of times writing my own bio. Writing it is not difficult, but making it short and simple is the hardest part.
I finally came across this very helpful article: The Reume is Dead, The Bio is King by Michael Margolis. Here is a formula that Michael put together:
Here are some questions that he raised:
Plus, add your own little twist to spice it up! I also like to put a little “What people say...” section after my bio, just so employers get a sense of me without reading those long reference letters. Testimonials are always good. You can find it on my archinect profile: http://archinect.com/joannlui.
Have you tackled your bio yet? Do you have any suggestions for us interns on how to write our short bio?
P.S. 99u is such a great website for us creative kinds!
Thanks for reading.
Documenting the life between our graduation from architecture school and becoming a licensed architect. They say it's the journey that matters, so here we are experiencing the joy of being a great intern. Follow me @joannlui