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SOBA 205: Professional Communications (Fall 2020)

This guide seeks to help students make the best of library resources for SOBA 205 classes.

Overview

This guide offers resources and tools to help you succeed in your research assignments for SOBA 205: Professional Communications classes.

According to a recent study* of high-profile companies, employers expect recent college graduates to:

  • Know how and where to find information online, without much guidance
  • Use a search strategy that goes beyond Google and finding an answer on the first page of results
  • Articulate a “best solution” and conclusion from all that was found

*from "How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace" by Ashley Heard (2012)

Databases

These particular databases (and OneSearch) will provide research for your major assignments in SOBA 205. Particularly, you will find information on the primary topics from your textbook:

  • Business & Professional Excellence in the Workplace
  • Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
  • Listening
  • Resumes, Interviews, and Negotiation

New York Times

Stetson students, faculty, and staff can access The New York Times Digital Edition through an Academic Site License provided by duPont-Ball Library.

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SOBA 205: Professional Communications Learning Outcomes

SOBA 205. Professional Communications.

Description: This course develops students’ written and oral communication skills for the professional environment.

Outcomes:

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • use supporting technology to improve writing mechanics
  • develop various forms of written assignments applicable to the business disciplines
  • evaluate research sources, and write a topical research paper.

Indicators:

  • Students will also be required to make presentations, develop supporting materials for presentation effectiveness, communicate in small groups, and participate in feedback sessions.

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