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Unformatted text preview: COURSE SYLLABUS HRAD 3411 – HOSPITALITY PRE-INTERNSHIP SEMINAR SCHOOL OF HOTEL AND RESTAURANT ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY FALL 2011 MONDAY 11:30 A.M. - 12:20 P.M. CLB 112 Instructor: Steven M. Ruby Clinical Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator 210Z HES West Stillwater, OK 74078 (405) 744‐7110 (405) 744‐6299 (facsimile) [email protected] Office Hours: Monday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.; or By Appointment Required Text: Professionalism Skills for Workplace Success Second Edition, Lydia E. Anderson and Sandra B. Bolt (Prentice Hall 2008). Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours HRAD 1103 (Introduction to Hospitality) or concurrent enrollment Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, students will be able to: Apply for a professional position; Develop a professional resume; Draft professional letters; Utilize on‐line position resources; Identify career paths; Employ professional behavior and ethical standards related to obtaining employment; Understand corporate organizational structures; Apply enhanced interviewing and communication skills. Course Description: Preparation of writing, communication, resumes, interviews, securing an internship, professional behavior and ethics. HRAD 3411 Hospitality Pre-Internship Seminar Fall 2011 Page 2 Style/Mode of Teaching: This course will use a variety of teaching methods including lecture, group discussion, group exercises, videos and guest speakers. Students are expected to participate in the labs, events, discussions and exercises. The course will also utilize the “Desire2Learn” virtual classroom accessible at Students are expected to check the “D2L” course site regularly for updated course information and to download applicable course materials, submit assignments, etc. Grading: Final grades will be based upon the following components: Resume 15 points Cover Letter 15 points Business Cards 10 points Company History 10 points Dress for Success 10 points (business casual = 5 points; business = 5 points) Executive Summary 15 points Presentation 15 points Cumulative Quiz Grade 10 points Total Points 100 points A quiz will be given over each week’s reading assignment. The Cumulative Quiz Grade will be calculated by multiplying the percentage of correct answers on weekly quizzes by 10 (e.g., a student answering ninety (90) percent of quiz questions correctly will receive a Cumulative Quiz Grade of nine (9) points). Cumulative Quiz Grades shall be rounded to the nearest whole number. The final grade scale is as follows: A = 90‐100 B = 80‐89 C = 70‐79 D = 60‐69 F = 59 and Below HRAD 3411 Hospitality Pre-Internship Seminar Fall 2011 Page 3 Guidelines for Completion of Assignments: Resume Deadline: September 12, 2011 We will work together to fine‐tune your current resume Format: Type written One page Letter size (8.5”x11”) paper Cover Letter Deadline: September 19, 2011 We will work together to develop cover letters for regular mail and electronic mail submissions. Format: Type written One page Letter size (8.5”x11”) paper Business Cards Deadline: September 26, 2011 Personal business cards that you will use to present to recruiters may be done through Career Services or you may create this yourself. Company History/Internship Locations Deadline: October 3, 2011 List 3 companies you would like to do your internship. Give a brief history of the company, how you plan to contact each of these companies and provides their web site link. Format: Type written Letter size (8.5”x11”) paper Dress for Success Business Casual ­ You are to come to class dressed Business Casual on October 17, 2011. Business Dress ­ You are to come to class Business Dress on October 24, 2011. HRAD 3411 Hospitality Pre-Internship Seminar Fall 2011 Page 4 Final Project and Presentation You must pick an innovative and/or wildly successful company in the hospitality industry to present on. Executive Summary Deadline: October 31, 2011 Prepare an executive summary on the company that you choose. o Type written o One page o Letter size (8.5”x11”) paper Presentation October 31 through December 5, 2011 Prepare a PowerPoint slideshow to communicate the points of your executive summary. You will have 3 minutes to present your project to the class and be graded on your professional dress. Attendance and Participation: Attendance and Participation are Mandatory. Attendance Policy: o 2nd Absence = Ten (10) points deducted from total points earned; o 3rd Absence = Ten (10) additional points deducted from total points earned; o 4th Absence = Twenty (20) additional points deducted from total points earned. Legitimate absences, such as attending university activities, family emergencies and serious illness, must be reported before class. If prior notice is not possible, students will need to inform the instructor within two weeks. Documentation should be provided to prove the legitimate absences, such as copies of doctor’s notes and proof letters from other professors. HRAD 3411 Hospitality Pre-Internship Seminar Fall 2011 Page 5 Class Schedule: Date August 22, 2011 August 29, 2011 September 5, 2011 September 12, 2011 September 19, 2011 September 26, 2011 October 3, 2011 October 10, 2011 October 17, 2011 October 24, 2011 October 31, 2011 November 7, 2011 November 14, 2011 November 21, 2011 November 28, 2011 December 5, 2011 December 12, 2011 Subject Reading Assignment Introduction and Syllabus Overview Self Management Chapters 1 and 2 NO CLASS / CAREER PLANNING TOOLS Self‐Management (Resume Deadline) Workplace Basics (Cover Letter Deadline) Workplace Basics (Business Card Deadline) Relationships (Company History/Internship Locations Deadline) Relationships Career Planning Tools (Business Casual Dress) Career Planning Tools (Business Dress) Mock‐Interviews Presentations (Executive Summary Deadline) Presentations Presentations Presentations Presentations NO FINAL Chapter 14 Chapter 3 and 4 Chapter 5 and 6 Chapter 7 and 8 Chapters 9 and 10 Chapter 11 and 12 Chapter 13 Chapters 15 and 16 HRAD 3411 Hospitality Pre-Internship Seminar Fall 2011 Page 6 Professionalism: The quality of your future experiences depends on the degree of professionalism that you exhibit. It is expected that students conduct themselves in a mature and professional manner in every class session. Professionalism includes attendance at every class session, constructive participation in course activities, timely completion of assignments, the manner in which you act, courtesy toward classmates, etc. Respecting others and their opinions, whether you agree or disagree, is very important. Please do not hold side conversations or read the paper during class. Academic Integrity: Academic dishonesty is any behavior in which an attempt is made to gain undeserved intellectual credit or advantage, either for oneself or for another. It includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, fraudulent alteration of academic materials and fabrication. Any form of academic dishonesty may result in a failing grade or dismissal as outlined by the OSU Office of Academic Affairs new Policy of Academic Integrity. Please refer to the section on Academic Dishonesty/Misconduct in the current edition of the OSU Catalog. For more information, see the website Special Services: If any member of the class feels that he/she has a disability and requires special accommodations of any nature whatsoever, I will work with you and the Office of Disabled Student Services, 326 Student Union, to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure that you have a fair opportunity to perform in this class. Please advise me of such disability and the desired accommodations before, during, or immediately after the first class period. Drop Policy: See the current University Catalog and Schedule Book. ...
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