My Professional Work Journal: CLA 1 – CLO 1, CLO 2, CLO 3
Journal response. 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 (5) 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 CLA 1 assignment will be a Turnitin paper of 4 to 6 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 and scholarly journals.
Reminder About Journaling: Whether you want to be able to look back at where you started, set a future state for yourself and seek a new path, or just deal with present issues, journaling helps you do that in a reflective way. You need not write every day. Journaling gives you a place to better understand yourself, to plan your goals, and to follow-up on goals. One pitfall of journaling is that it can devolve into a log of your feelings for any one day. You want to keep these types of emotional responses from happening.
Week 2 Learning Objectives
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 and practical problems in an off-campus work environment.
- Identify your strengths, weaknesses, and areas of interest, based on your practical work experience.
Assignments to complete this week:
- Post DQ Answers by Thursday at 11:59pm
- Post DQ Peer Responses by Sunday at 11:59pm
- This assignment is required, however, it is not graded directly.
If you have questions or need to discuss this further contact your professor through the GAP course.
Discussion Information: This week is an introduction to keeping a professional journal. Starting in Week 3 make sure you have at least two (2) entries in your journal each week using the template provided as a guide.. For Weeks 3 through 7 – You will be contributing to your own professional journal with entries that are being reported on by you as you participate in your Internship and business courses and will be shared in Week 8. Information for the journal keeping assignment is provided in the Internship Course Resource under the Supplementary Material in this Gap course including articles and a suggested journal template to follow. Students are to make at least two (2) entries in their professional journal each week for Weeks 3-7 to be reported in CLA 1 in Week 8. While Journaling is not a requirement in Weeks 9 through 14, we encourage you to continue the practice, and to use the information to help with your CLA2.