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BA 2101 - Career & Industry Awareness Assignment - may 2010

BA 2101 - Career & Industry Awareness Assignment - may 2010

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BA 2101 – Professional Development Strategies Career & Industry Awareness Assignment Demonstration of an understanding of the workplace, various industries and career options through exploration, research and experiential learning; and INSTRUCTIONS: Use Hoovers, First Research, Wetfeet or other resources to answer the following: Submissions must be typed, single -spaced, using 11 or 12 point font and one-inch margins, left, right, bottom, top. In the upper left corner of the first page type: Your Name BA 2101 – Section # Instructor: Date: 1. Select three industries ( not a major, or academic discipline ). For each industry, list two industry organizations or trade associations and three trade journals or online resources (websites, blogs, etc). 2. List two entry-level jobs in each of the three industries you selected. List entry-level positions that would normally require a four-year college
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Unformatted text preview: degree; therefore, do not include entry level job titles such as server, mechanic, bartender, roofer, stone mason, spa attendant, etc. 3. Select one publicly traded company from any of the three industries you selected. Locate and list the following information: a. Names of the company’s current officers b. The company’s products or services (summarize by product lines or divisions, if the company offers many products and services) c. Two current issues in the company’s industry d. Outlook for the company’s industry Bonus: Outline your specific strategy to obtain an informational interview with someone who performs one of the above entry-level positions. Include how you would obtain the contact information and what mode of communication you would choose for initial contact (phone, e-mail, snail mail, etc)....
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