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Course Code: CMPD1302 Course Title: Professional Development Number of Credits: 1 Credit Instructors name Jennifer Reardon Phone

# 8022253315 NECI Email Jennifer.reardon@neci.edu

I. Course Description and Rationale The skills covered in this class will assist you in obtaining your internship as well as future employment. The ability to represent yourself both in written and verbal form is crucial to your success. This class will help you prepare and practice skills necessary for making effective career choices. The objectives of this course are to: III. Understand Internship process requirements Research job opportunities while addressing budgetary realities, geographic areas and internship goals Produce a cover letter and resume Understand your role in the interview process Begin to develop your short and long term goals Course Evidence:
Associated Standards

Evidence Descriptions

Interviewing You will practice your interviewing skills during the mod-1 component of Professional Development Resume You will need to complete a chronological resume that follows the guidelines discussed in class. Cover Letter You will need to write a cover letter in business format to a specific food service establishment. The guidelines will be reviewed and you will need to bring a copy to class SMART goals/ Internship Agreement- You will create a goals agreement for your internship site, using the SMART goal filter, and addressing the areas of professionalism, practical skill, and organizational skills that have been identified by self-reflection and instructor assessment. This document will represent the agreement with your internship site. This component will be introduced during this course and completed during mod-2 Professional Development Daily Professional Observation/Professional Evaluation Students will be observed and evaluated on their professional behavior each class.

CCTW Writing 2,7 PPCDCD Career Development 1,2,3 CCTW Writing 1,2

CCTW Writing 1,2

PPCDPD Professional Demeanor 1,4-13

IV. Course Standards PPCDCD Career Development

The value of industry experience in an internship setting approved by the New England Culinary Institute is immeasurable. The student completes an internship study following program guidelines. The standard is met when the student: 1. Researches job opportunities and select one that demonstrates that they understand their skill level. 2. Estimates and is realistic about their personal needs as budgetary and geographic restrictions when considering options 3. Evaluates and demonstrates that their choice of site is an opportunity to continue his educational development

CCTW Writing The student writes to demonstrate his/her understanding of the components of good writing in a variety of styles. Through the active process of writing and revising, the student establishes his/her point of view in a disciplined and sophisticated manner. The standard is met when the student: 1. Demonstrates an ability to draft, revise and finalize written work at a professional level by clearly articulating main ideas, providing appropriate supporting information, following an organized structure, using the appropriate tone and maintaining correct sentence-level grammar. 2. Produces critical and creative writing including persuasive essays, reflective writing and descriptive writing CCTP Presentation Through the preparation and delivery of professional presentations, the student gains knowledge of a specific topic while sharpening communication and oral communication skills. The standard is met when the student prepares and delivers professional presentations by: 2. Projecting a professional appearance and demeanor 7. Accepting and responding appropriately to questions, comments and criticisms BMIT Information Technology The student uses the computer to handle business presentations, reports and financial reports. The standard is met when the student: 1. Uses word processing skills to produce reports, letters, memos, menus and papers 5. Demonstrates familiarity with Internet functions and uses search engines, resources sites and basic terminology. PPCDPD Professional Demeanor The student is exposed to the many facets of professionalism in the foodservice industry to help inspire good behavior, sound communication skills and an enhanced work ethic. The standard is met when the student: 1. Uses positives critiques to revise work and to improve work until at standard 4. Meets established appearance and grooming for back and front of the house classes and projects a professional appearance and demeanor on campus and its different outlets 5. Uses appropriate language and decorum 6. Attends classes punctually and with dependability 7. Actively listens and participates in class 8. Prepares for class and station changes. Anticipates the next job. 9. Clearly communicates special needs or information to instructors or peers 10. Shows an understanding of their role and responsibilities working in a group 11. Shows respect for others and maintain professional relationship with class members 12. Accepts differences and identifies contributions of individual team members in order to achieve and support group goals

13. Shows flexibility to new situations and adapts to changes


V. Rituals and Routines

Review, sign, and submit the Classroom Code of Conduct

Attendance: You are expected to attend and be on time to all classes. If you are sick or unable to attend due to an emergency you must contact me prior to the start of the class by calling me at least 15 minutes prior to class at 802.225.3315. Failure to call the instructor will result in a no call no show absence for class. Any day missed will be rescheduled during completion week or an alternative requirement may be discussed at the discretion of the instructor. Any professionalism violation will result in a mandatory session during completion week.

Class work: You are expected to be fully-prepared for class and hand in all assignments when due.. Please submit your homework typed, it is expected that the spell check function will have been used, and that you have taken the time to review your work for grammatical errors. Keep a copy of all of your written work in case it gets lost. Be sure that you understand and follow the instructions and criteria set for each assignment. If an assignment is not properly completed or lacks content, I will return it to you and you will have to correct all errors before being complete in the class. All work must meet standard. If any part of assignment falls below standard, the student must revise work until it meets standard. If incomplete, an EP will be issued. Students are then responsible to bring this EP form along with the completed work to the instructor for evaluation.

Contact Information: Jennifer.reardon@neci.edu Office located at 7 School Street Office phone 802-225-3315

Course Rubrics
Resume Rubric
Element of Evidence Missing Evidence Below Standard (I) Meets Standard (MS) Exceeds Standard (ES)

Content

Employment and/or education are not listed in chronological order. Has some of the required elements.

Grammar, Usage & Mechanics (GUM)

Some GUM errors that affect readability. Spelling errors.

With assistance from instructor, student follows chronological order. Includes all necessary data information including: name, address, phone and email; educational history; employment history; certifications; and references With instructors assistance, no GUM errors. Maintains proper verb tense. No spelling errors.

Independently includes all requirements. Includes additional elements such as awards or achievements, community service, and skills such as computer knowledge or languages.

Professional Presentation and Format

Inappropriate font size (too small or too large). Format/layout is inconsistent in terms of organization, spacing or headings. Does not meet length requirement (either more or less than one page).

Font is clear and appropriate size. Bolding is used appropriately. Format is organized with appropriate headings. Appropriate use of spacing. Meets length requirement of 1-2 pages.

Independently is able to demonstrate excellent use of action verbs in job description. Effectively uses consistent parallel structure. Independently executes professional level resume and integrates class learning effectively. Exceptional use of computer formatting such as bullets and headings. Writing is clear, concise, and direct.

Cover Letter Rubric


Element of Evidence Missing Evidence Below Standard (I) Has some of the required Meets Standard (MSL) Research was done on Exceeds Standard (ES) Exceptional evidence of

Content

business letter format elements. Letter purpose is not clearly stated.

establishment and is reflected in letter in that student clearly answers the question: Why this site? With assistance, student includes required cover letter elements including: 1. Clear purpose. 2. Time frame of internship. 3. A pro-active follow-up plan. 4. Clear statement of skills student can offer establishment. With instructors assistance, no GUM errors. Maintains proper verb tense. No spelling errors. Can integrate information into an effective cover letter with assistance from instructor. Font is clear and appropriate size. Bolding is used appropriately. Format is organized with appropriate headings. Appropriate use of spacing. Meets length requirement of 1-2 pages.

substantial research. Student appropriately sells himself or herself. Student independently fully and clearly articulates the purpose of their letter, the skills they can offer, and why they are interested in this particular site.

Grammar, Usage & Mechanics (GUM)

Some GUM errors that affect readability. Spelling errors.

Independently is able to demonstrate excellent use of action verbs in job description. Effectively uses consistent parallel structure. Independently can write a well researched and persuasive letter

Organization or Structure

Some specifics included, but needs more, or is ineffective

Professional Presentation and Format

Inappropriate font size (too small or too large). Format/layout is inconsistent in terms of organization, spacing or headings. Does not meet length requirement (either more or less than one page).

Independently executes professional level resume and integrates class learning effectively. Exceptional use of computer formatting such as bullets and headings. Writing is clear, concise, and direct.

Mock Interview
Element of Evidence Missing Evidence Below Meets Standard Exceeds Standard Standard (MS) (ES) (I) Has trouble Student Independently answering response includes all questions appropriately by requirements. clearly and Student is unable or Student is concisely unwilling to appropriately answering contribute. self-assured and interview uses positive questions body language including maintaining eye contact and good posture Student professionally articulates responses. Student is unable to Student is able Student is able include examples to include some to relate and from own connection to integrate experience their personal relevant personal and/or and professional professional experience into experiences. responses. Student can not demonstrate appropriate knowledge of site. Student can demonstrate some superficial knowledge of site but can not comment in depth. Clear demonstration of extensive research demonstrated by knowledge of property, chef, menu, etc.

Professional Oral Presentation

Relating to Personal Perspective and/or experience

Research

Daily Professionalism Rubric Missing Elements of Evidence Evidence Language and Decorum

Below Standard

Meets Standard

Exceeds Standard
Acts as an example to others

Attendance and Punctuality

Acts or speaks Good selfinappropriately at awareness; works to times maintain composure. Needs Uses prompting to respect appropriate tone people and situations Is respectful and matches behavior to setting Does not follow Attends class established protocols regularly and is for reporting punctual absences or tardiness If absent or Has a habit for tardy, follows

Perfect class attendance. Is never late for class and often arrives early

Organization and daily preparedness

Continuous efforts for improvement-response to instruction

being tardy Communicates lack of concern for collecting missed assignments or rescheduling class time Poor attendance and behavior interferes with education Too often lacks understanding of responsibilities which affects his/her ability to organize efforts Is better responding than planning Needs regular coaching on organizational skills Does not revise work Relies on instructors to suggest ways to improve lacks critical review skills

established protocol for reporting Is responsible in collecting missed assignments and rescheduling class time

Comes to class with a good understanding of responsibilities

Comes to class with complete understanding of responsibilities Uses course materials to prepare ahead

Uses instructor feedback to revise work Works to meet standards

Success of Others

Developing awareness of others but struggles with differences May not always respond positively to request for help

Good awareness of others and works to accept differences Is approachable by others and is willing to assist and support

Uses selfevaluation as a strategy to produce high quality work Engages instructor and suggests ways to improve his/her work Works to exceed standards Excellent awareness of others Positively influences group member to accept differences in others Actively involves him/herself in assisting and supporting others.