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COURSE NUMBER: BOFF260
COURSE TITLE:Professional Development
DIVISION:Business
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:2
CONTACT HOURS:30
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:90
DELIVERY MODE:Hybrid

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to connect students’ education in the program with their work experiences to their post-graduation goals, whether that is obtaining a new job or earning a promotion. Topics such as job search trends, targeted documents necessary to be employable, proper interview skills and the importance of networking will be covered in detail. The goal is for students to focus on professional development topics so they feel confident marketing their skills after graduation and have concrete materials that will allow them to stand out to employers.

PREREQUISITES:
Consent from the Division Dean required.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Create and evaluate a personal, on-line portfolio which showcases their best skills and works.
  • Identify online resources that provide career and business information.
  • Construct the foundation of an online professional network.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of interviewing and successfully complete a mock interview.
  • Analyze a variety of self-assessment surveys and make recommendations for personal improvements.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Personal assessment
  2. Defining skills and achievements
  3. Resume formats and cover letters
  4. Professional interviews
  5. Career portfolios
  6. Professional networking
  7. Job offers and negotiations
  8. Success in the workplace

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Wait, How Do I Write This Email?: Game Changing Templates for Networking and the Job Search
By: Danny Rubin
ISBN#: 978099634990

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Discussion Posts – 15%
Assignments – 25%
Group Presentations/Activities – 10%
Career Portfolio – 50%

The following percentages will be used to determine grades:

90-100% = A

  80-89% = B

  70-79% = C

  60-69% = D

  00-59% = F


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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