Business Administration 201
Business Career Planning
Winter Quarter 2009
Instructor: Donna Lamb
122 Public Service Bldg.
Office Hours: 8:30-4:00 Mon-Fri
Goals of the course: Increase awareness of the world of work, areas of specialization within the Fisher College of Business and other majors that relate to business, and develop a career plan and job search skills.
Text: No text required. Handouts will be provided throughout the course.
Jan. 3 Overview of Course Expectations
Begin discussion of the Career Planning Process
Welcome—Peace Li, General Business Program Coordinator
Introduction to the major business areas—where they began;
where they are now; skills required; starting salaries, etc.
Jan. 5 Introduction to the Fisher College of Business 12 Areas of Specialization,
requirements and the application process
Discussion of alternate majors that can prepare you for a career in business
Jan. 10 Getting to Know Yourself
Introduction to the Strong Interest Inventory.
Jan 12 Begin Work on 2-page paper (Choose one of the major business areas of interest to you and include a definition of the area, possible work sites and duties, and discuss how your skills, interests, experiences fit in that area) rough draft due January 24!
We will be interpreting your Strong results and their relationship to the major business areas.
Jan. 17 Exploring what’s in a resume (discussion of types of resumes and key points that should be included). Using your Strong results for developing
Career Management tools.
Jan. 19 What Do Employers Want?
Begin Resume—Rough draft due February 21
Jan. 24 Guest Speakers --Accounting, Finance, Marketing*
Turn in rough draft of paper
Jan. 26 Guest speakers -- Real Estate*
Jan. 31 Guest speakers -- Transportation & Logistics*
Feb. 2 Guest speakers – Aviation*
Feb. 7 Resume Development
Feb. 9 An Employer’s Views on Resumes & Interviewing – Guest speaker
Feb. 14 Graduate & Professional Schools – Guest speaker
How to begin the process of finding an internship/job search.
How to be a star in your internship.
Feb. 16 Guest Speaker --
Interview Current or Former Intern
Feb. 21 Presentations by some of our graduates on what they are doing now.
Rough draft of resume due
Feb. 23 Company Presentations
Feb. 28 Company Presentations
Campus and Community Involvement
The value of Networking
Mar. 2 Managing your career
Final Resume Due
Mar. 7 Career Goal Setting, Evaluation
Mar. 9 Wrap-up
Career Planning Paper Due (this is in lieu of a final)
Mar. 14/16 Finals Good Luck
Grading: This course is graded A through E
# 2-page paper 10 points
# Resume and Mock Interview 40 points
# 10-page paper 50 points
*STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR LEARNING ABOUT ANY CHANGES TO SYLLABUS!.—speakers may be different than the order listed on syllabus subject to availability.