BUS 2000 - Professional Leadership and Career Development

This course is required for all business students pursuing a degree under the Fall 2014 Course Catalog or beyond. Prior to admittance into the Walker College of Business, you must complete this course once you have declared business as your major, you must enroll in this course.

Course Overview

This course is designed to make all business students aware of the variety of co-curricular activities and resources available outside the classroom. Through this course students will identify and develop professional and career skills that are important to be successful in today's business world.

Course Objectives

  • Provide opportunities to explore professional interests, values and skills and to begin developing those skills and qualities in order to be highly successful in the workplace.
  • Introduce a variety of career options and provide real-world feedback on what an actual career in a particular area is like on a day-to-day basis through opportunities to listen to and talk with practicing professionals.
  • Understand the skills required for preferred career path and how to identify and research target companies
  • Build personal toolbox of accounts, documents and networks to support internship and career search
  • Cultivate a spirit of leadership, professionalism and responsibility.
  • Encourage engagement in thoughtful academic, extracurricular, professional and career planning.

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  • Enter the Walker College of Business with an understanding of professional expectations
  • Articulate individual strengths and understand how they relate to professional and career goals
  • Identify positive business philosophies and leadership values
  • Understand business majors offered and how these majors relate to careers
  • Understand how to utilize Career Gear as a source for part time, internship and career employment opportunities
  • Grasp the basic concepts of a professional resume

For more information about the class, contact Josh Silvey, silveyjl@appstate.edu, 828-262-2069.