|BCOM 3950||Business Communication and Professional Development|
|Prerequisites||ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102|
|Requirements||Must meet RCB upper division course requirements and 45 semester hours|
This course enables students to develop the communication skills necessary to thrive in a professional setting and to create a personal career management strategy. Upon completing this course, students will be able to transition confidently and effectively from college to the workplace, graduate school or professional school. Students will be able to communicate in a proficient, influential manner in a variety of business situations. They will also learn how to develop and apply successful communication strategies to inform, persuade, and motivate others. Students will be able to write concise business documents and deliver high-quality oral presentations. Through a combination of course and lab work, students will develop the materials necessary to launch a productive self-directed internship and job search. In addition, class members will develop long-term personal career management strategies including an understanding of graduate and professional school options. Topics will include aspects of interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, interview preparation, resume writing and job search correspondence, as well as the influence of culture, ethics, and technology.