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  1. 1. BUAD 3000: Career Development II, Spring 2009 The University of Toledo, College of Business Administration All Sections meet in ST 2030 “Building Lifelong Leaders for the World of Business” Section Number Meeting Day/Time Section Number Meeting Day/Time 011 Monday 10:30 a.m.-Noon 031 Tuesday 2:30-4 p.m. 051 Monday 2:30-4 p.m. 001 Wednesday 4-5:30 p.m. 021 Tuesday 10:30 a.m.-Noon 041 Wednesday 5:45-7:15 p.m Instructor: Amy O’Donnell Phone: 419-530-2422 Office Hours: Monday/Tuesday: Noon – 2 p.m.; Wednesday: 2:30-3:30 p.m. FAX: 419-530-2365 Office: Stranahan: 2012 Management Department Office: Stranahan 2007 Email: Use the email function on our class home page in Blackboard Emergency Email: do not use this for class-related purposes. Note About Communication with the Instructor: All BUAD 3000 email communication must occur through Blackboard. The Emergency Email address listed above should only be used for issues unrelated to this course. (More on Blackboard usage will follow). Additionally, telephone contact is best managed Monday through Wednesday. The instructor is generally not on-campus Thursday or Friday. Note about Communication with the College of Business Administration: The University of Toledo recognizes students’ UTAD Email as the official means of electronic communication. You must check your UTAD Email daily to ensure you are receiving important information from the College and the University. For example, all job/internship announcements are posted through the UTAD Email. You will miss responding to employment opportunities if you do not check your UTAD email daily! Peer Career Assistants: Peer Career Assistants are undergraduates who have completed BUAD 2000 and 3000 and have been engaged successfully in the career development process while at UT. In class, they will offer insights, provide constructive feedback, lead discussions and serve as “coaches”. Out-of-class, they assess and evaluate student assignments, and offer ongoing feedback to course content/structure and other College of Business Administration initiatives. Monday 10:30 Section 011 Annie Sullivan Monday 2:30 Section 051 In-class will vary--assignment review by Siccorah Whitlow Tuesday 10:30 Section 021 Christina Harris Tuesday 2:30 Section 031 Nikki Sokol Wednesday 4 Section 001 Dave Rigotti, Siccorah Whitlow Wednesday 5:45 Section 041 Lindsey Patrisso COURSE VAULT Online Career Library* MATERIALS/RESOURCES Optimal Resume* Additional readings/activities noted on the Course Schedule or as assigned *Note: The VAULT Online Career Resource Library and Optimal Resume are two valuable resources for College of Business Administration undergraduate students only. To access them, visit the Business Career Programs website,, 1
  2. 2. and select “Students.” Both are listed under Career Resources (see below). These two resources will be used in the Career Development classes and throughout the remainder of your time in the College of Business Administration. Your technology fee has paid for these exemplary services. Use them to enhance your skills, knowledge and professional presence! *Note: The VAULT Online Career Library and Optimal Resume are two resources for College of Business Administration undergraduate students only. To access them: 1. Visit the Business Career Programs website,, and 2. Select the “Students” tab under the College of Business Administration Header (do not select “Student Information” under the left hand column with the header, Business Career Programs). Both are listed under Career Resources. These two resources will be used in the Career Development classes and throughout the remainder of your time in the College of Business Administration. Your technology fee has paid for these exemplary services. Use them to enhance your skills, knowledge and professional presence! 2
  3. 3. COURSE DESCRIPTION This one-hour course will assist students in developing job search skills necessary to obtain an internship and full-time position. Skills covered include resume enhancement, cover letter design, networking, informational interviewing, interview preparation, etiquette and professional dress. (Open to Business students only. Graded A-C/No credit.) Prerequisites: BUAD 2000, junior status and business major. COURSE OBJECTIVES • Review and create an understanding of self-assessment and its components (skills, values, interests and personal qualities), career development theory and career exploration as vital foundations of the job search • Develop job search correspondence, including resumes, cover letters and other written documents • Identify interviewing preparation and research techniques, strategies and ways to promote desired professional competencies and presence • Utilize print, personal and computer-based occupational and industry resources to aid in job and internship searches • Research and evaluate offer, workplace and transition issues • Create an action plan or strategy integrating self-assessment, research and career alternatives COURSE EXPECTATIONS Students will: • Review the BUAD 3000 Homepage to familiarize themselves with the areas/resources to be used throughout the course. Areas you will access include: • Email-where all electronic communication will occur between you, the instructor and your classmates • Resources-where the syllabus, useful career/job search resources may be found • Survey Folder-where Data Sheet Surveys 1 and 2, the Course Contract and other items will be located • Assignments/Activities-requirements for all assignments will be accessed from this folder • Extra Credit Options-guidelines for submitting Extra Credit assignments will be posted as available • Discussion Board-Announcements and inquiries about the course and assignments (open daily) Directions for logging on to the BUAD 3000 Homepage in Blackboard 1. Add the login page to your favorites 2. Once you are at the login page, notice Blackboard Login. Click on the arrow at the Select a Semester drop down box and select Spring Semester 3. Enter your Blackboard ID, also known as our UTAD username, (the first letter of your first name followed by the next six of your last name with a numerical addition for duplicates {all in lower case}). 4. Enter your UTAD password 5. Select BUAD 3000 Career Development I from your list of Blackboard Courses 6. Click Resources Folder to access the BUAD 3000 Syllabus Need help? Blackboard and computer related troubleshooting tips can be found on the Blackboard Help Desk page; ( if you need further assistance, call 419.530.8835 (866.UToledo, toll free) or email • review the BUAD 3000 syllabus thoroughly, noting any questions or clarification needing addressed—students are responsible for all information included in the syllabus • use email through the BUAD 3000 Homepage for all electronic communication related to this class. All electronic communication must occur through the Blackboard course environment. Other communication can be managed through Office Hours visits or by telephone (see page 1). The “Subject” line of all email communication must begin with the student’s BUAD 3000 section number, followed by the nature of the message. Messages that do not follow the required format may be deleted. See example: 3
  4. 4. • open the BUAD 3000 homepage daily in the event announcements are posted in the Discussion Board Folder or on the homepage—students are accountable for all information posted! • attend all classes—in the event a student must miss class, the instructor must be notified as soon as possible, as she retains the right to grant excused absences (students may generally attend another section, addressing the same content, to make up for the missed class) • arrive on time for all class sessions and take care not to create disturbances if they are late • sign their own name to the Sign-in Sheet to ensure credit for attendance (this includes students attending a section other than their own for make-up purposes) • demonstrate respect to the instructor and their classmates by refraining from social discussions in class • silence cell phones and discontinue use of any other means of technology during class—the only acceptable use of technology would be a laptop (which is strongly encouraged—see page 11 for details on wireless connectivity) • come to class having read the assigned readings • participate actively in classroom dialog and activities • complete and turn in all assignments on the specified due date in the specified format • submit all assignments using Microsoft Word; no handwritten assignments are accepted unless otherwise noted • accept responsibility for obtaining missed notes or assignments, and subsequently, completing all assignments— ask your peers or the instructor for assistance • engage in peer dialog and review of assignments in- and out-of-class as required • adhere to the College of Business Administration’s Code of Academic Conduct As a student taking coursework in the College, you have an obligation to maintain the highest ethical conduct. This involves avoiding acts of academic dishonesty. The reason for requiring the highest standards of ethical conduct is to ensure fairness, honesty and integrity in the evaluation of student performance. Evaluation of student performance should not be invalidated by students intending or attempting to misrepresent the skill, achievement or ability of either themselves or others. To achieve this purpose, the College has enacted a Code of Student Academic Conduct. This Code sets forth specific types of academic misconduct which will not be tolerated. If there is any evidence of any of these types of academic misconduct in this course, charges will be filed against the student or students involved. Along with the Code, the College has also enacted a Student Academic Grievance Procedure. The purpose of this grievance procedure is to provide the exclusive method by which a student can file a grievance if s/he believes that the charge of academic misconduct is false or to grieve a final course grade which s/he believes has been unfairly or erroneously assigned. The Code of Student Academic Conduct, the Student Academic Grievance Procedure, and the Student Grievance Form can be reviewed on the College of Business Administration website. Note on another expectation: students engaged in the on-campus interviewing/recruiting and subsequent placement processes, are also expected to practice honesty, integrity and ethical behavior. Misrepresentation of academic performance, records, and positions held or duties performed will be addressed by the College of Business Administration with severe penalties imposed upon the student. The College reserves the right to enforce sanctions consistent with the severity of the infraction. The Instructor will: • arrive for class on time, prepared to share her knowledge in ways that accommodate the needs of the students (Note: in the event class must be cancelled due to an emergency, every effort will be made to notify students in advance of the class meeting) 4
  5. 5. • honor her office hours and meet with students individually as necessary • apply fair and consistent grading for all student assignments, returning them in a timely fashion • help identify resources needed to complete assignments or career-related endeavors • do whatever she can to make sure this is a successful experience for all participants • amend, adjust or deviate from the syllabus as necessary. COURSE/ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS • Assignments are due according to the course schedule, (although, the instructor will accept early assignments if desired). All assignment requirements will be posted in the Assignments/Activities Folder on the BUAD 3000 homepage as soon as directions are finalized. If you are experiencing difficulty with any aspect of Blackboard, troubleshooting tips can be found on the Blackboard Help Desk ( page; if you need further assistance, call 419.530.8835 (866.UToledo, toll free) or email The instructor can respond to assignment content questions, not technical questions regarding Blackboard access. • Late work is not accepted. In the event a student believes an assignment will not be completed on time, communication must occur with the instructor prior to the due date. If the instructor deems the student’s rationale for late work reasonable and acceptable, the assignment may be submitted by the time designated by the instructor to the appropriate location (depending on the assignment requirements). Locations may include: • the location determined by the instructor in the BUAD 3000 course environment in Blackboard • the Optimal Resume Review Center • the instructor’s mailbox in the Management Department Office, ST 2007 • Students will work individually and in groups or Career Clusters to achieve the desired objectives and to complete assignments. Participants will engage in active classroom and out-of-classroom experiences to complete assignments. • In the event a completed hard copy assignment is requested and is more than one page, all pages must be stapled together prior to submitting to the instructor. Single sheets, paper clipped, or corner-folded assignments will not be accepted. • Students may secure a binder to use as their Career Development Portfolio, if they do not have their BUAD 2000 Portfolio (a tool used prior to Fall 2008). All assignments, activities and research may be included in this portfolio. You may choose to use this binder as the foundation for a portfolio to be used in your internship/job search. A portfolio is an item that may be used to set you apart from your competition. You may want to consider purchasing, (or adding to your “wish list”), a portfolio now for your internship/job search. Note: students who have had Career Development I should use the same portfolio. • Unless otherwise noted, all work will be submitted using Microsoft Word, following the specifications noted on the assignment requirements. CAREER CLUSTERS Students may be assigned career clusters based on tentative career direction. These groups are designed to facilitate in- and out-of-class conversation among peers about career related issues, and to share resources and ideas for researching career information. Students may also engage in peer review of writing in their career clusters. ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTIONS (Specifications and completion requirements to be posted in the Assignments/Activities Folder in Blackboard per the course schedule) Full descriptions of all assignment requirements will be available to students in the BUAD 3000 Assignments/Activities folder, Blackboard. (Any login or access issues must be addressed through The University of Toledo Distance and eLearning Help Desk page. If you need further assistance, call 419.530.8835 (866.UToledo, toll free) or email BUAD 3000 Course Contract Acceptance (Due in Blackboard Survey Folder by 5 p.m., 1/23) 5
  6. 6. To ensure students understand the syllabus and course expectations, acceptance of a contract is required to make certain all class participants are accountable for the expectations outlined in the syllabus, discussed in class, and reiterated in the contract (Survey Folder). Data Sheet Survey 1 and 2-5 points each (Due in Blackboard Survey Folder by 5 p.m., 1/23and 3/6 respectively) Students are asked to assess their perceived preparedness to engage in the job search. Quality points are not awarded for this task—when completed, students receive the full 5 points per survey. Completion of Data Sheet Surveys 1 and 2 help College faculty determine if they are making progress on the desired competencies necessary for graduation. See pages 7-8 of the syllabus. Company Profile-100 points (Due in Blackboard Assignment Drop Box by 5 p.m. designated dates) 1. Company/Organization and Industry and 5 p.m., 1/30/09 Combined in one document 2. Company/Organization Focus 3. Desired/Required Skills and 5 p.m., 2/6/09 Single document Qualifications 4. Cover Letter Composition 5 p.m., 2/20/09 Single document 5. Interview Preparation 5 p.m., 2/20/09 Single document The Company Profile is a project that students will complete as they progress through BUAD 3000. Its design encourages thoughtful research and consideration for job seekers while targeting employers, developing effective resumes and correspondence and preparing for interviews. Full credit will be awarded to students who complete thoughtfully the required sections for the assigned class meetings. Personal Pitch-15 points (Performed in class week of 2/9/09; Due in Blackboard Assignment Drop Box by 5 p.m. 2/13) Students must become skilled at introducing themselves to develop their job search and professional network. This assignment will encourage creation and refinement of their unique “pitch” as they become comfortable with their professional presence. Resume-30 points (Due in Optimal Resume Review Center by 5 p.m. 2/13) This summary of your skills and qualifications for employment is a living document that will change continually. We will spend time in- and out-of-class working on this all important job search tool. Optimal Resume must be used to create this document to receive credit. Additionally, no resume will be critiqued for grading unless a rough draft has been reviewed. To access Optimal Resume, visit the Business Career Programs website,, select “Students,” then click on “Resume Development” (Optimal Resume). Mock Interview-50 points (Mock Interview Evaluation Due in Blackboard Survey Folder by 5 p.m. 2/27; Mock Interview Reflection Due in Blackboard Assignment Drop Box by 5 p.m. 2/27) The Mock Interview is the “capstone” project for the class. Students will participate in a practice interview with a professional in the field they wish to pursue. The employers will offer written and oral feedback so students may enhance their professional presence for future interviews. Upon completion of the interview students will enter evaluative scores in the in the Mock Interview Evaluation in the Survey Folder and then, submit a brief reflection in the Assignment Drop Box. ATTENDANCE-40 POINTS This class will be highly interactive. Therefore, all participants will need to come prepared to discuss topics and their individual career development. We will all learn through the experiences of one another; thus, extensive participation is expected. Peer review will be employed to share feedback and encourage accountability among classmates. Absences will be considered unexcused unless discussed with the instructor prior to class. The instructor will adhere to The University of Toledo missed class policy—text available on the University website 6
  7. 7. PROFESSIONALISM POINTS—AT THE INSTRUCTOR’S DISCRETION While it is the instructor’s responsibility to attempt to increase your knowledge and provide you with strategies for enhancing your career success, it is your responsibility to practice professionalism in this class. Consider this a training ground for your future. Attend class, arrive on time, participate, demonstrate conscientiousness, respect, and a solid work ethic, and submit written documents that are free of typographical and mechanical errors. Professionalism does not begin when you graduate and accept a full time position. The impressions you create now will follow you throughout your experience at The University of Toledo, in the College of Business Administration and in other student or professional circles. Discretionary bonus points may be added due to exceptional performance and commitment to professionalism. ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES AT A GLANCE (KEEP TRACK OF YOUR POINTS HERE) Graded Component Points Points Due Date Achieved BUAD 3000 Course Contract Acceptance 5 5 p.m., 1/23/09, in Blackboard Data Sheet Survey 1 5 5 p.m., 1/23/09, in Blackboard Company Profile Project Selection of 0 0 By second week of class! Company or Organization Resume Draft-In-class 0 0 Depending on class pace, possibly weeks of 2/2/09 and 2/9/09 per course schedule Cover Letter Draft 0 0 Depending on class pace, possibly weeks of 2/9/09 and 2/16/09 per course schedule Personal Pitch 15 Performed in class week of 2/9/09 per course schedule; text due in Blackboard 5 p.m., 2/13/09 Resume Final 30 5 p.m. 2/13/09 in Optimal Resume Company Profile Project (Points Below) 100 (Section Due Dates Below ) • Sections 1 & 2 (Organization/Focus) (10) 5 p.m., 1/30/09, in Blackboard • Section 3 (Skills/Qualities) (20) 5 p.m., 2/6/09, in Blackboard • Section 4 & 5(Cover Letter{34 pts}/ (70) 5 p.m., 2/20/09, in Blackboard Interviewing{36 pts}) Mock Interview 50 5 p.m., 2/27/09, in Blackboard Data Sheet Survey 2 5 5 p.m., 3/6/09, in Blackboard Attendance 40 Extra Credit (10 points) 5 p.m., 3/6/09, in Blackboard Total Points 250 As assignments are graded, students may view them in My Grades in Blackboard. EXTRA CREDIT OPTIONS (A TOTAL OF 10 POINTS MAY BE ACHIEVED) Students who excel in the career/job search are those who go beyond what is expected. As such, completion of extra work will yield additional points in class. All extra credit options are designed to complement students’ career/job search preparedness and marketability. Extra credit options and requirements will be available in the Extra Credit Folder on the BUAD 3000 Homepage on Blackboard. Extra credit will be accepted until 5 p.m., 3/6/09, depending on the option selected. Details will follow. GRADING COMPETENCIES AND SCALE COMPETENCIES The College of Business Administration is committed to promoting development in eight competencies or undergraduate learning goals listed below. Growth in these competencies is evaluated in assignments. 1. Interaction – Each student can demonstrate collaboration, leadership and professional behavior. 2. Ethics – Each student can recognize, analyze and resolve ethical issues explicit or implicit in decision-making. 7
  8. 8. 3. Continuing Self-development – Each student is encouraged to develop attitudes and habits of self-learning relevant to business. 4. Critical Thinking – Each student can think critically to identify, research and analyze problems and make decisions. 5. Analytical Skills – Each student can make sound inferences from data and use effective problem-solving techniques. 6. Perspectives – Each student can identify, interpret and evaluate the legal, global, entrepreneurial and environmental dimensions of business and personal careers. 7. Communication — Each student can communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and organize and share information. 8. Technology Each student can understand and utilize technology in improving business competitiveness and personal productivity. This course mostly emphasizes development in Communication and Continuing Self-development. Assessment of assignments will reflect students’ achievement in these competencies. GRADING SCALE Final grades will be a percentage of total points received versus total points available. Letter Percentag Points Letter Percentag Points Grade e Grade e A 93%-100% 233-250 B- 80%-82% 200-207 A- 90%-92% 225-232 C+ 77%-79% 193-199 B+ 87%-89% 218-224 C 73%-76% 183-192 B 83%-86% 208-217 NOTE ON CAREER EXPLORATION: Students are encouraged to use online career assessments to fuel and inform their self- assessment process. The assessments can be accessed at any time during the course of the semester. To identify free online career assessments visit the Explore Careers tab,, on Review the variety of free and fee-based online career assessments in the blue Related Links box. With guidance from the instructor, these assessments can help create career options and an understanding of personal qualities, skills and interests. Take advantage of the instructor’s office hours to discuss self-assessment and career possibilities. Students are encouraged to use VAULT, our new online career resource library to explore careers, industries and companies. The information is vast, written in a casual tone, and traditionally very highly utilized by students nationwide whose career centers purchase this resource. To access VAULT visit the Business Career Programs website,, select “Students,” then click on Online Career Resource Library (Vault). You will log in with your UTAD username and password. Beyond VAULT, additional occupation/industry information may be obtained from the following resource-rich sites: • The Occupational Outlook Handbook • America’s CareerInfoNet • O*Net Online 8
  9. 9. COURSE SCHEDULE (The schedule will be adjusted pending the pace of the individual class). Assignments will be available in the Assignments/Activities Folder, BUAD 3000 Homepage in Blackboard, although some may be available in class. You are responsible for following the progress and structure of the Course Schedule. Due assignments are preceded by a bold “Due” and are listed under Action Items (the far right column). Readings for future weeks will also be listed under Action Items. Topics, unless amended, are discussed on the meeting date. Note: Pay attention to due dates/times. Most assignments are electronic submissions in Blackboard or the Optimal Resume Review Center. All assignments are time-stamped. Because assignments are due by 5 p.m., that means all documents should be submitted well in advance of 5 p.m. on the due date. Submissions that are attempted after 5 p.m. cannot be loaded. Supplemental readings for topics may be found in the Resources Folder on the homepage. Assigned readings and in-class discussion are the foundation; however, many valuable readings may be included in the Resources Folder which will complement your knowledge and skills. Tuesdays Topic and Special Notes Action Items (Readings, Projects Due) (021/031) Date 1/13 Course Introduction, Expectations*Review of Career Development Begin or Refine Resume at Stages*Resource Review* Resume Writing Using Optimal Resume (Use the Help feature in Optimal Resume-PDF or Video!) Help (You must create your Optimal Resume Profile by the week Note: Students who have not created their Optimal Resume account must of 1/26/09. This must be done in preparation for discussing do so as soon as possible. Any issues regarding the ability to log on to resume writing. Go to the UTCOBA Optimal Resume site, Optimal Resume, must be addressed and select New User in the with the instructor in a timely fashion. Login Box, upper left portion of the screen. For additional help, open the Optimal Resume Profile Completion document in the Resources Folder in Blackboard). • Read: How to Apply Online and Get An Employer’s Attention • Select: Company or Organization you intend to use for Company Profile Project by week two of class. 1/20 Informing Your Job Search through Company and Online Position Due: Data Sheet Survey 1, 5 p.m., 1/23/09, in Blackboard Survey Research*Online Applications Using Keywords/Industry Folder. Verbiage/Buzzwords*(Resume Follow-up using Optimal Resume as time Due: BUAD 3000 Course Contract Acceptance, 5 p.m., 1/23/09, allows) in Blackboard Survey Folder. Meet in Carlson Library 1025 Read: VAULT Guide to Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews, Chapters 1-4 on Resumes, as well as relevant articles under the Notes: Career Advice tab (Job Search). • You must have the company/organization you intend to use for your “Your Guide to Resume Writing,” Company Profile Project selected 9
  10. 10. • There are fewer than 40 laptops in CL 1025. If you have your own, you may wish to bring it. 1/27 Resume Construction Read: • VAULT Guide to Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews, Note: Laptops are desired for this class. Chapters 9-11 on Interviews, as well as relevant articles under the Career Advice tab (Job Search), •, “Acing the Behavior-based Interview,” •, and “When Job Hunting: Dress for Success,” • VAULT Guide to Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews, Chapters 5-8 on Cover Letters, as well as relevant articles under the Career Advice tab (Job Search) Due: Company Profile Sections 1-2 in Blackboard Assignment Drop Box, 5 p.m., 1/30/09. 2/3 Correspondence Composition and Etiquette: Writing Concisely, Effectively Due: Company Profile Section 3 in Blackboard Assignment Drop and Politely*Interviewing Part 1 Box, 5 p.m. 2/6/09. Notes: Read: “Job Fair Success,” from • Laptops are desired for this class., and • We will work on composition of the Cover Letter (Company Profile • “Sell Yourself at the Career Fair,” Section 4) in-class. Be prepared! • You should have your rough draft resume for class. Resumes that are not critiqued prior to final submission will not be accepted. • Mock Interview Day is Friday, 2/6/09. 2/10 How to Work a Job Fair*Delivering the Personal Pitch*Cover Letter Due: Final Resume in Optimal Resume Review Center by 5 p.m., (Company Profile Section 4) Rough Draft Review*Resume Review as Time 2/13/09 Allows Due: Personal Pitch performed in class; text due in Blackboard Assignment Drop Box by 5 p.m., 2/13/09 Notes: Read: • Laptops are desired for this class. • “How Will Your Online Profile Affect Potential Job Offers,” • Personal Pitches will be practiced in class. • The College of Business Administration Job Fair is Friday, 2/13/09. • Resumes and Cover Letters (Company Profile Section 4) that are not critiqued prior to final submission will not be accepted. 2/17 Interviewing Part 2*Job Search Strategies*In-class Review Cover Letter Due: Cover Letter (Company Profile Section 4) in Blackboard 10
  11. 11. (Company Profile Section 4) Assignment Drop Box, 5 p.m., 2/20/09. Due: Company Profile Section 5 (Interviewing) in Blackboard Notes: Assignment Drop Box, 5 p.m., 2/20/09. • Laptops are desired for this class. Read:VAULT-Download, if desired, and review, The VAULT • You should have your rough draft Cover Letter (Company Profile Guide to Schmoozing, (from Career Topic Guides), (Schmoozing Section 4) ready for review (hard copy or on a laptop in class). If your articles under Career Advice tab are available, too) and letter section is not critiqued at least once, it will not be accepted for The College of Business, University of Missouri-Columbia http:// grading. Review all the tips--It’s a great source! 2/24 Networking and Etiquette Due: Mock Interview in Designated Blackboard Folders, 5 p.m., 2/27/09. Mock Interview Evaluation is submitted in Survey Folder; Mock Interview Reflection is submitted in Assignment Drop Box. Read: from “Evaluating Offers and Negotiating Salary, • “Benefits Count,” 3/3 Transitions (Salary and Offer Negotiation, Relocation) and Trends Due: Data Sheet Survey 2, in Blackboard Survey Folder, 5 p.m., 3/6/09. Due: Extra Credit in designated Blackboard Folder, 5 p.m., 3/6/09. FINAL NOTES: Follow up as soon as possible: • Identify your Company/Organization for your Company Profile Project by week2! • Ensure your Optimal Resume Profile is completed or that your existing Optimal Resume can be accessed by 1/26/09! Direct any issues to Amy O’Donnell through Blackboard email. • For wireless connection details, click on: Add these to your To-Do List/Planner: • College of Business Administration Mock Interview Day, Friday, February 6, 2009, ST 1045; Sign-up with your resume beginning Tuesday, January 20, 2009, in Business Career Programs, ST 1045 • College of Business Administration Job Fair, Friday, February 13, 2009, 1-4 p.m., Student Union Auditorium • College of Business Administration Etiquette Dinner, Wednesday, March 25, 2009, Libbey Hall—More to follow • Consider ordering free business cards before the Job Fair. Check out these two sites: 1. VistaPrint 2. OvernightPrints 11