BUSADM 2601: Job Search Preparation and Transition to Work

Course Details

  • Offered fall and spring semesters
  • 1 Credit Hour, Graded

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.  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

“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

“Best class I have taken in college. I learned more than I ever could have expected in regards to searching for a job and setting myself up for success in the future.” –BA 2601 student from SP 17

“I think the course was extremely well set up and divided into clear sections. I think that the panels were a great opportunity to hear from a variety of different people in a variety of different settings. Overall a nice course and one that I will definitely recommend people take.” –BA 2601 student from AU 15

 “This class was extremely helpful!  The teaching style is awesome.  I hope you keep the class just the way it is.  Thank you for offering this useful class.” –BA 2601 student from SP 14

“Through this class alone I gained confidence in myself and networked with many recruiters in my specialization.  I strongly recommend this class with this instructor for one of the most beneficial college classes that anyone will ever take.” –BA 2601 student from AU 13


Questions can be directed to Audrey Bledsoe.