TCN809 - Career Management

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Subject Title
Career Management

Subject Description
This course prepares students for launching their technical communication careers as independent contractors or self-employed professionals. At the end of this course, students create online and printed portfolios that showcase their skills, qualifications, and unique capabilities. During the first half of the semester, students complete a business plan and portfolio framework. The second half of the semester focuses on constructing, evaluating, presenting, and launching completed portfolios that showcase their skills and capabilities. Students are taught how to customize a portfolio to fit the specific job requirements of their target market and will present and speak to their scope of work accomplished.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Evaluate tools, methodologies, and best practices for managing technical communication careers. 
2. Recognize business skills to become a self-employed, contractor, or salaried employee. 
3. Develop a functional business plan that includes marketing, sales, and financial components for activities as either an independent contractor or self-employed professional.
4. Prepare the content and design of a personal online portfolio from plans to a documented framework.
5. Create an online portfolio that showcases student skills, qualifications, and unique capabilities.
6. Create a printed portfolio, sourced from the online portfolio content, and designed for print.
7. Develop and present a presentation that showcases their portfolio design, content, and accomplishments.

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