In many professional settings and communications - such as at conferences or in warm intro emails - a short bio is useful in giving readers an overview of who you are and what you’re passionate about. Bios are typically written in third-person. You might want to several versions of a bio (that speak to separate interests and goals) for different circumstances. Feel free to delete this text and and example once you’ve written your own bio (s)
Example: Audrey is Minerva Schools new grad passionate about helping purpose-driven companies find their brand-audience fit. She's worked in strategy internships at both large agencies and boutique studios across New York, Shanghai, and Berlin, and also has experience in UX design and strategy consulting. The values guiding both her professional and personal life are curiosity and authenticity. In college, she studied (and immersed in local coffee culture) in seven countries across four years, gaining a global perspective on consumer behavior, interactions, and design. She majored in Business and minored in Behavioral Science.
Template: [Name] is a [major] student at [college] passionate about [what you want to do in your career]. [Summarize key past experiences/projects/goals, focusing on those you can easily speak about]. In [his/her/their] free time, [your hobbies or interests].
❣️ My Core Values
Your values are what’s important to you, and they often apply both personally and professionally. Achieving these values or living a value-aligned way will likely make you happy, while lacking those values in your life can lead to frustration and dissatisfaction. If you’re not sure what those are,
, along with some reflection and introspection, can provide some clarity. Values can also change over time.
[List your top 3-4 values here].
How big-picture aspirations and values inform your career:
Think about what you'd love to do, big-picture. Consider how these overarching goals and your values can map into more specific actions. Each actions, in turn, maps to/hints at a field or function that might be exciting or fulfilling to you.
Big picture, I want to:
Big picture, I want to:
Example: share passions with similarly-minded people
Continuous exploration and expression of my passions
Developing ways of creating communities around interests
Example: create interesting things; use creativity to make people’s lives better
Designing solutions and experiences that add value
- this psychometric personality test may provide insight into what your strengths are. While not directly related to professional development, it might reflect your values and/or highlight how you approach prioritization and decision-making.