May 17, 2022  
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BUS 902 - Career Seminar

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Weekly examination of topics relevant to the business internship experience, sharing workplace problems encountered and the solutions to address those problems. This course also covers aspects of the job search process and preparing for the employment interview.
(This course is Pass/Fail.)
Prerequisite: ADM 221  and Instructor or Advisor approval
Corequisite: BUS 932  
Competencies
  1. Develop problem solving techniques for on-the-job situations.
    1. Develop attitudes necessary for successful job performance and cooperation with coworkers and management.
    2. Describe attitudes and steps necessary to solve conflicts.
    3. Explain techniques of managing your emotions.
    4. Explain various methods of dealing with stress.
    5. Illustrate strategies in dealing effectively with discrimination in the workplace.
  2. Describe personality characteristics that may cause workplace and social problems.
    1. Develop supportive relationships with supervisors and coworkers.
    2. Evaluate personal behavior.
    3. Explain how behavior creates the image a person presents to others.
  3. Describe personality characteristics that may help solve workplace and social problems.
    1. Describe how to be tactful in a variety of situations.
    2. Develop desire for self-improvement.
    3. Know the importance of being a team player.
    4. Know the importance of a good relationship with a supervisor.
    5. Know how to handle criticism.
  4. Examine experiences that affect job performance.
    1. List courses and work experiences that relate to job performance.
    2. Identify the aspects of each course that will impact job performance.
    3. Recognize how work experience carries from job to job.
  5. Assess work environment strengths/weaknesses.
    1. List jobs/tasks where work performance is good.
    2. List jobs/tasks where work performance is weak.
    3. Identify reasons for strong and weak job performances.
    4. Describe areas of weak job performances that can be improved.
    5. List steps to improve areas of weak job performance.
    6. Use available resources to strengthen areas of weak job performance.
  6. Discuss current topics related to the workplace.
    1. Identify quality of work life issues.
    2. Describe effects of changing technology.
    3. Identify legislation affecting the workplace.
  7. Develop a job seeking promotional package.
    1. Prepare a personal resume
    2. Write a letter of application
    3. Complete an employment application properly
    4. Write a follow-up letter to the interview
    5. Describe the development and use of a job portfolio including an electric portfolio
  8. Prepare for the employment interview
    1. Identify necessary steps to prepare for the interview
    2. Plan appropriate interview attire/image
    3. Prepare responses for commonly asked interview questions
    4. Demonstrate the proper technique for greeting the interviewer
    5. Demonstrate ways to sell oneself during the interview
    6. Prepare questions to ask the interviewer
    7. Demonstrate the proper way to end the interview
    8. Identify proper techniques in negotiating starting salary
    9. Demonstrate proper dining etiquette.



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