WEB 112 Final Project (aka Quiz 4)

Develop and present a two-person biographical presentation. Each team member will present/pitch the other.

  • Create an action plan for the overall project
  • Establish a clear career objective (both team members)
  • Develop social media presence on LinkedIn, Twitter and/or any other industry-specific group for which a profile can be viewed on the web (conscientious objections will be considered)
  • Develop a list of keywords to include in the online profiles and résumés
  • Develop a functional résumé (both team members)
  • Develop a chronological résumé (both team members)
  • Develop a draft cover letter (both team members)
  • Determine the best technology to use for the presentation, (page 114, Unit 4 – Verbal Communication)
  • Determine presentation look and feel; use a consensus decision making process to reach closure
  • Presentations should be no more than 10 minutes in length per biography

Part 1: Due April 27

  • Find your partner for this process. It may not be the person sitting next to you.
  • Write down every single thing you’ve ever done that you would want someone to know about you. Did you win a spelling bee in 5th grade? Write it down. Did you win a photography contest in high school? Write it down. Are you a member of a community organization? Write it down. I literally mean everything you can remember from your life that you’d share with others. Interview each other if necessary. This document will be the basis for your résumés and/or curriculum vitaes. Only after you’ve written down everything can you start whittling that list down into useful documents.

Part 2: Due May 4

  • LinkedIn (or appropriate alternative) Profile: due to team member for review — class time to discuss, edit and plan for project
  • Look for elements from within the profile to highlight in the presentation
  • Look for any instance that would loan itself to a visual representation
  • Make examples personal
  • Limit each visual to one message
  • Twitter Profile and any other WWW profile, plus action plan for overall project
  • Profiles: due to team member for review — class time to discuss and edit
  • Discuss visual supporting content
  • Displaying credentials and in a visual manner
  • Functional Résumé, Chronological Résumé, Draft Cover Letter: due to team member for review
  • Discuss a back-up plan, develop a list of kick-starter questions for your presentation

Part 3: Final Presentation: Due May 11 (Guidelines)

  • Final deliverables provided to Professor Lafferty
  • Presentations begin
  • Dress professionally (suit, jacket and/or tie not required, but encouraged)