Assignment 1: Discussion Assignment
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this module based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the module as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment through the end of the module.
Portfolio and Personal Networking
This assignment contains two parts:
Part I: A discussion on your portfolio
Part II: A discussion on professional networking opportunities available
Post a description of your complete portfolio to this Discussion Area. This description should include:
The title and brief description of every piece that will be a part of your portfolio, an explanation of the relevance of each piece in your portfolio, and a justification of each inclusion
An explanation on how you plan to order your portfolio and why
In this part, you will identify some professional networking opportunities. Also, in IST499 Information Technology Capstone, you will discuss and establish some personal networking resources.
Consider the following ideas for professional networking that you learned in this module:
Local Chamber of Commerce
Local professional organizations
Local volunteer opportunities
Area trade shows
Using this Discussion Area, discuss and post the following:
Provide details of at least three different professional networking opportunities in your area (one each from three different areas).
Identify and provide a rationale for the opportunities you plan on pursuing for this course. Describe how you will approach the opportunities.
Describe the opportunities that other classmates located for their professional networking list. Add at least two other opportunities to your own list.
Consolidate all opportunities in one list of professional networking opportunities.
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:40
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