Careers & Recruiting
BA 2601: Job Search Prep Course

Etiquette luncheon picture

BUSADM 2601: Job Search Preparation and Transition to Work

Course Details

  • In-person version offered fall and spring semesters
  • Online section offered fall, spring, and summer
  • 1 Credit Hour, Graded 

In-person section Autumn 2020 WF 11:30 am-12:25 pm, Section #4022, 1 credit hour Instructor: Audrey Bledsoe
Online section Summer 2020 Section #3811, 1 credit hour Instructor: Lauren Kume
Online section Autumn 2020 Section #4738, 1 credit hour Instructor: Lauren Kume

In BA2601, students learn the art of resume and cover letter writing and have class sessions and assignments focused on interviewing, negotiating salaries, networking, navigating a career fair, utilizing social media, and creating a personal brand. For the in-person section, students are also able to participate in an etiquette luncheon at the Blackwell as part of the class.

Guest speakers and panelists from past semesters have included recruiters and company representatives from Eaton, DHL Supply Chain, EY, Discover, Procter & Gamble, Progressive, L brands, Target, 5/3 Bank, PwC, Deloitte, Whirlpool, Unilever, GE Aviation, General Motors, Big Lots, Cardinal Health and more!

Course Objectives

  • To develop a deep understanding of the job search process
  • To have fun while learning skills that can be applied in the “real world”
  • To create the resources and develop the skills necessary to conduct a successful job search
  • To foster an attitude of professionalism in all interaction with future employers
  • To better your understanding of the resources available through the Office of Career Management
  • To discuss and prepare for the transition from the college environment to the working world

What past students have said about BUSADM 2601

“This was an extremely useful class that everyone should take. Not only did we learn a lot, but we were able to network almost every week. Thanks for a great semester!” –BA 2601 student from SP 18

"Audrey and Lauren are great instructors that care about the content and the students. One of the
most helpful classes I have taken at Fisher and will definitely recommend it to my friends!" --BA 2601 student from AU 17

“This class was probably the most relevant class I have taken in all of my schooling years! Everything was communicated so well and due dates were clearly posted! Assignments were SO relevant! This class should honestly be a requirement because if I didn't take this class I probably wouldn't have passed my QUIC interview the first time I did it, and I probably wouldn't have gotten my summer internship! 100% would take it again and I have already recommended this class to all of my friends!” –BA 2601 student from SP 17

“One of the most useful courses I have taken. I have already benefitted from my connections I made with recruiters from panels.” –BA 2601 student from SP 17

“I can't thank you enough for this course. I went from being a senior filled with worry and doubt to landing a great job that I'm excited about and I really believe this course was maybe THE reason. I wish I would've taken it earlier in my college career.” –BA 2601 student from AU 16



Questions about the in-person section can be directed to Audrey Bledsoe. Questions about the online version: contact Lauren Kume.