Journal Interview

MT475-01 UNIT 8 Journal Interview

Interviews

This course utilizes two interviews to provide you an opportunity to interact with real-world professionals within the areas of business related to your course topics. These interviews should not be confused with your other unit journals which are based on your experiences in this unit. These interviews require face-to-face interaction with your selected professional.

It is an exciting time, living in the 21st century! While the intent of the interviews is that you attempt to interview a professional face-to-face in your local community, if this is difficult due to factors such as living in a rural area, you can find a professional online, coordinate via email, and meet using Google Hangouts to accomplish the interview assignments.

Keep in mind, in either method, your professionalism reflects upon yourself and our institution; make us proud.

A few other important notes: Due to technical limitations with our learning platform, you may see these items listed as Journal: Interview. These are not to be confused with your normal journals, as they are very different. Consider them as interviews, and ensure you review and read their specific instructions.

Also, as you review your Gradebook during Unit 1, look at the timing of the interview and the related topics of the units towards the end of the term. Know the late policy, and your own work schedule. Schedule the interview to maximize your opportunity while mitigating risk of non-completion. Do not procrastinate. Your emergency is not your selected professional’s emergency. Plan accordingly to ensure you are not limited by schedule and ensure a buffer and contingency so that your selected professional is not pressured by your time constraints. It is advisable to have a backup time and date planned, in case you need it, to accomplish the interview. If you need to switch to a different professional, due to availability, that is also appropriate within the same area of business.

This is a realistic business opportunity. One of the positive elements of Interviews as learning opportunities is that they also open you up to networking opportunities. The role of professional networking in a business career cannot be understated, it is key towards success. Additionally, if you research career sites, you will see much advice towards the concept of an informational interview. You may want to research informational interviews from this perspective prior to your two actual interviews.

You are being notified during Unit 1 to allow you maximize time to research, plan, coordinate, and accomplish the interview successfully. Overcome obstacles, if they occur, and earn positive results!