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ERIC Number: ED404702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
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The Communication Seminar and Career Strategies: Learning by Doing.
Ranney, Arthur L.; Morris, Betty Zane
An internship and a Junior Communication Seminar help prepare students for gainful employment at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia. The second-semester seminar focuses on job-hunting strategies to help students in the search for the required internship and for future employment. A significant portion of the course is devoted to students' dialogue with each other and with instructors to allow them to find a style of selling themselves that is comfortable and effective. Shorter College is a small school, with 752 students enrolled on the main campus (66% female; 61% Baptist; 89.4% Caucasian; and 88.2% state residents), and many students' worldviews are typically Southern, female, and religious. The course meets once a week for a semester-hour of credit and includes: a trip to the library; discussing job-hunting strategies; 7-minute reports; resumes; and mock interviews. Students receive individualized assistance from faculty to search for their summer internships. Requirements of the internship include weekly logs, a special project, two all-day seminars, and a final written report. A handbook is provided for communication interns. (Contains 10 references; a syllabus for Communication 301 and internship course requirements are appended.) (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A