Writing for Work. (20%)
To practice for life after Stetson, students will choose a field of interest, ideally related to actual career goals and plans, and develop a set of materials that are essential to professional life (resumes, types of correspondence, responses to advertised positions in the field, and representations of documents students will likely be expected to produce).
You are expected to make an appointment with Career and Professional Development and use the information there to illuminate your learning. After studying the field, learning everything possible about the kinds of writing expected by those who work in the field, and practicing the required skills, students will assemble a professional portfolio that will include, at a minimum:
The days they will need Library work: this is from my course calendar:
--Revise resume to completion and turn it in on “Stock Resume Final Draft.” pdf format. Give it a file name like this: YOUR NAME Stock Resume
Review lecture: How to choose the best ad for this assignment
--Research potential job openings on HatterSync, Monster.com, or other major resource online. (these are intended to let you google for jobs. More advanced research will come. Choose three or four that seem workable.. Copy/paste these ads (not just the links) into a Word doc. Highlight key words and indicators about the writing required. Save your document. You’ll revise and/or add to it before turning it in.
Canvas post: 500 words Reflect on the job openings you’re finding. Where are the jobs, and how much do they pay? What kinds of writing expectations are spelled out? What will you have to learn to do? How will you learn that?
Tuesday class 3/5
Examples that work, examples that don’t.
Discussion of what the job openings call for in terms of writing
Follow up the Library session by completing the following tasks:
Make sure you have a copy of it ready to refer to for Tuesday’s class
Tuesday class 3/12
Follow up on professional journals
Discussion: the kind of ad to choose for this project.
Writing from "future you"