Today, we begin Project 3, an assignment that asks you to choose a job-application materials that matters to your future, research it, and create it. You can use resources from Markel, Chapter 10 (“Writing Job-Application Materials”) as well as the Virginia Tech Career Planning Guide (available online or in print from Career Services). You may also use resources you find online or elsewhere.
Here’s what we’ll do today:
- I’ll answer any lingering questions about Project 2 and clear up any issues that came up last week while I was out of town.
- I’ll explain the requirements for Project 3.
- We’ll brainstorm some potential topics for Project 3, and talk about how to ensure that they are specific enough.
On Wednesday, we will arrange the class into the groups that you will stick with for the rest of the term. In those groups you will start on a short resume activity that the group will write together and present to the class on Friday. Be sure you’ve read Markel, Chapter 10 (“Writing Job-Application Materials”) as well as skimmed through the Virginia Tech Career Planning Guide (available online or in print from Career Services) before class. You will want to have one of those texts to refer to in class Wednesday.