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SOBA 205: Professional Communications (Spring 2020)

This guide supports the various sections of SOBA 205. Professional Communications. This course develops students’ written and oral communication skills for the professional environment.


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)


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

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