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Title: BADM 260-360-460-01, Career Planning and Internship, Fall 2009
Authors: Fisher, Richard
Keywords: Syllabus;Curriculum;Business Administration;2009 Fall
Issue Date: 26-Aug-2009
Publisher: Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
Series/Report no.: CRN Syllabi;10174
Abstract: The objectives of the course, as detailed below, are more broad than the course title implies, as the course not only focuses on the student’s successful completion of an internship or shadow experience, but also on acquiring information and skills useful in applying for and procuring employment. While the “in semester” experiences received with internships or shadow experiences will provide an additional perspective during the semester, in class the course will also focus on the overall professional development of the student, both “before the job”, and “on the job.” Of major importance in this regard will be refinement of both verbal and written communication skills, as well as the use of case studies to address ethical issues issues that may confront one once initial employment is secured. Consistent with the above, the course will endeavor to: 1. Corroborate one’s interests and motivations through a series of objective tests and self-assessment exercises, conducted and coordinated with Rhodes’ Office of Career Planning; 2. Develop skills to source employment availability and obtain familiarity with job posting internet sites; 3. Develop professional resume and cover letter preparation techniques; 4. Refine practical writing skills as an element of increasing the likelihood of securing interviews and employment, and enhancing written communication once employed;5. Refine practical writing skills as an element of increasing the likelihood of securing interviews and employment, and enhancing written communication once employed; 6. Develop solid interview strategies, communication, and response techniques through a series of real time interchanges and mock interviews; assess and refine interview thought processes and communication skills; 7. Obtain exposure to the requirements of various occupations through real time exchanges with guest lecturers and community professionals; 8. Discern how and why particular intern or shadow experiences are an individual fit or not, and what has been learned in the process; 9. Obtain case study experience into the important role that good business ethics plays in the workplace; 10. Obtain insight into the prominent roles that organizational “culture” and individual behaviors play in the workplace; and 11. Obtain overall preparedness for entry into, and success in the workplace.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10267/4529
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