BUS 303: Assignment 5
Reflection and Projection
As you wrap up your BUS 303 experience, Assignment 5 gives you the opportunity to individually reflect on what you have learned this semester and how you might use the skills in your future. Your final submission should include one reflection and one projection (as described below) and be two – three (2-3), single-spaced pages.
Below are the Business 303 topics; use these topics in your responses.
Professional Judgment and Ethical Decision-making
Working in Teams
Highly Functional Teams
Editing for Business Writing
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Dealing with Difficult People
Job Search Process
Managing Your Online Presence
Building/Enhancing Your LinkedIn Profile
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Networking and Relationship Building
Describe three lessons or concepts from this course that you feel were the most valuable to you. Be specific about what you learned and why it was meaningful or useful. If you find this difficult, then please explain why and provide 2-3 specific suggestions for how this course could be improved for future business students.
Overall, did your professional skills grow during this semester? Why or why not?
Describe a time you “failed” in BUS 303 — a time when your action (or inaction) resulted in a disappointing result. What did you learn from that experience, what would you share with future BUS 303 students?
Think about the challenges that might arise or additional development you believe you need to enhance as you pursue your professional goals over the next five years.
Describe 2 of those challenges or development areas in detail. Be specific.
What 2-3 professional skills would you use to navigate those challenges?
Write 2-3 supporting SMART goals for each professional skill identified in item 2 that will help you to continue to develop each skill over the course of the coming year. Build out the skills to help you successfully navigate through the challenges listed in item 1 and to continue to grow professionally. These should be well thought out goals that will help you to grow as you enter the workforce.
Be sure to review the following information on setting SMART goals: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/smart-goals
Quick video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SvuFIQjK8
Overall Evaluation Criteria
Does the student identify clear, salient ideas related to professional development throughout the reflection and projection?
Has the student thoughtfully identified and reflected on the course and what was learned?
Has the student thoughtfully identified and projected to the future?
Has the student thoughtfully addressed all areas of the prompts and provided details?
Does the student utilize unique sources, in-text citations, and an APA-style reference list, where requested? Does the student use the research to support his/her arguments, where appropriate (e.g., memo to Dean Peiperl)?
Has the student utilized the appropriate tone and style of language throughout the reflection and projection?
Was the writing clear and concise? Was it proofread and free of grammatical errors?
Has the assignment been written in the appropriate format, when specifically instructed (e.g., memo to Dean Peiperl)?
BUS 303: Assignment 5