SyllabusHM203Fa17.docx - Penn State University School of Hospitality Management Fall 2017 HM 203 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Course Instructor Jeff Heim

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Penn State UniversitySchool of Hospitality ManagementFall 2017HM 203: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTCourse InstructorJeff HeimOffice Hours:213 Mateer BuildingMondays 1-3:30(814) 865-7990Tuesdays 3-5[email protected]By appointmentMeeting Times & LocationWednesdays 2:30-3:45358 Willard BuildingCourse Description The purpose of this course is to provide students with professional development preparation. This course will help students obtain quality work experience during their college career to best prepare them for post-graduate employment. Meaningful work experience serves as a complement to classroom learning and provides the foundation for securing employment upon graduation. This course will help students understand the connection between college work experience and full-time careers and will impart strategies for conducting a successful job search and making the most out of these work opportunities. MaterialsBerger, L. (2012). All work, no pay: Finding an internship, building your resume, making connections, and gaining job experience. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press. (ISBN-13: 978-1607741688)Yate, M. (2013). Knock ‘em dead secrets and strategies for first-time job seekers. Avon, MA: Adams Media. (ISBN-13: 978-1440536786)Supplemental Readings (will be posted)Comeau, J.B. (2013). Etiquette: Confidence & credibility. Gatineau, QC: Jewels Publishing. Powell, F. (2014, November). Your personal brand. New Zealand Management, 24-25.Rothman, L.A. (2014). Style bible: What to wear to work. Brookline, MA: Bibliomotion.Schaffer, N. (2014). LinkedIn or left out. USA Today Magazine, 143(2832), 32-34.Course Requirements QuizzesApproximately 8-10 quizzes will be administered throughout the semester. The quizzes will be taken at the beginning of class and will cover the material from the preceding class period. The quizzes may or may not be announced. One quiz grade Page 1
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will be dropped, and your overall quiz grade will be based on the average of the remaining quizzes. In total, the quizzes will contribute 50% toward your final grade. Application AssignmentsYou will be required to complete 5-6 application assignments. These assignments are to be completed outside of class and are designed to help your apply the information discussed in class and further your professional development. More detailed information about each assignment will be provided in class. In total, these assignments will contribute 50% toward your final grade. To receive credit, your
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