After completing this lesson, students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of and relevance to your academic career by making a connection between knowledge learned in the classroom, your professional work journal and practical problems in an off-campus work environment.
Identify your strengths, weaknesses, and areas of interest, based on your practical work experience.
Demonstrate your ability to produce a professional work journal and describe its use.
In Weeks 3-7 you were directed to keep a professional work journal (Please refer to Week 2 for a review of instructions). Now you will review your work journal entries and arrange some of them into an essay. The essay will reflect upon those five weeks of experiences recorded in your journal and what you have learned. Include how they may have furthered your career or caused you to rethink your career goals. Your essay should include your experiences, observations, and the key concepts based on the internship and business course experience. The CLA1 assignment will be a Turnitin paper of 4 pages.
Your paper should be formatted in APA style. Include at least two (2) peer-reviewed sources related to course material taken in your academic program.
The most important thing you have to mention in this paper is I interviewed our manager (class required, I attached interview below). The paper’s content should be specific related to Marketing area below……
1. Is this position of manager a challenge for you? What is the biggest challenge of a manager?
The biggest challenge as a manager is making sure everything runs smoothly. No matter how well the day is going, there are some instances you can’t prepare for.
2. Do you like your position of manager? Could you explain that?
Yes, the position as a manager is extremely rewarding. I am constantly learning new things every day.
3. In our company, you have two roles, manager and consultant. How do you balance two of these positions?
Balancing between the two roles requires a lot of effort. Some days I am immersed in my role as a consultant and end up neglecting my managerial responsibilities. I have found that notetaking and creating to-do lists help me stay focused.
My Background: I am studying a MBA program and also I am working at plastic surgery clinic as a graphic designer and marketing assistant in Arcadia, California, US. Because our doctor and most of the stuffs are original from China. So our main target market is Chinese and Asian…….My main job is advertising design (patients before and after photography and retouching, brochure design, price list design, promotion banner design, website content, email design, social media advertising design,) and assists our marketing team to cooperate with Chinese market(dealmoon, world journal).