Careers & Recruiting
BA 2601: Job Search Prep Course

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BUSADM 2601: Job Search Preparation and Transition to Work

Course Details

  • In-person version of BUSADM 2601 offered fall and spring semesters
  • Online section of BUSADM 2601 offered fall and summer
  • 1 Credit Hour, Graded A-E

Mode Term Details Instructor
Online Section  Spring 2024 Section #5114, 100% online asynchronous course, 1 credit hour, full semester Katie Hipp
In-person Section Spring 2024 Wed. 11:30 am - 12:25 pm, Section #4335, 1 credit hour, full semester Audrey Bledsoe

In BA 2601, 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. 

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, Fifth Third Bank, PwC, Deloitte, Whirlpool, Unilever, GE Aviation, General Motors, Big Lots, Cardinal Health and more!

Course Objectives

Through this course you will:

  • Learn all about the internship/job search process and recruitment cycle at Fisher
  • Recognize and articulate your skills and qualifications that employers are seeking in job candidates
  • Create a professional resume, cover letter, Handshake profile, and LinkedIn profile
  • Learn how to communicate your strengths and fit with a company at a career fair, interview, or networking event (including virtual events!)
  • Discover the multitude of resources that the Office of Career Management provides
  • Get the opportunity to network and interact with more than 25 recruiters and alumni from a wide variety of companies

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

“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 

“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

“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


Questions about BA 2601 can be directed to Audrey Bledsoe