BC491: Business Communication Capstone

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Course Overview

This course focuses on students providing a demonstration of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for graduation from the Jones International University BABC program. Students will gain experience in designing a career goal statement, developing a professional development plan, and building a résumé.

The course project is a Professional Job Application and Portfolio: Demonstrating Achievement of Program Outcomes. Students will prepare a cover letter, résumé, and portfolio of accomplishments for professional submission based on a real job description of interest.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Identify successfully completed key assignments that best prove your newly acquired competencies, including knowledge, skills, and abilities as proof of program and institutional learning objectives.
  • Reflect upon your accomplishments and their impact upon your future within the format of a cover letter and simulated job application.
  • Prepare documents to apply for a simulated position, thereby creating a general resource for your professional success.
  • Design a professional goal statement that guides your future career choices.
  • Design a professional development plan as an action plan for your professional goal statement.
  • Compose effective general and specific résumés that are useful for job applications that align with your professional development plan.
  • Select best examples from your academic portfolio to demonstrate your competencies to your employer.
  • Apply for a real-world job by formulating a professional application packet, conducting research about the organization, and developing an interview strategy.

Special Requirements

Student Solutions Advisor permission required for registration.