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UT Dallas Syllabus for mas6v00.fu1.08u taught by Monica Powell (msp073000)

UT Dallas Syllabus for mas6v00.fu1.08u taught by Monica Powell (msp073000)

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School of Management - Management Internship Summer 2008 Graduate Syllabus MAS 6V00 Faculty: Dr.

Monica Powell, Assistant Dean, School of Management
mpowell@utdallas.edu 972-883-6595 SM 4.617

Coordinator: Judy Guyer, Director, SOM Career Management Center
guyer@utdallas.edu 972-883-6832 SM 2.301

Course Documentation: Gaby Perkowski, Program Assistant, SOM Career Management Center
perkowsk@utdallas.edu 972-883-6816 SM 2.301

Contact information for Career Management Center
Front Desk: 972-883-6916 FAX: 972-883-6917 or mailing address: Attn: Gaby Perkowski University of Texas at Dallas 800 W. Campbell Road, SM25 Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
• • Graduate students must have completed 18 hours of management courses before registering for this internship. Graduate students can earn up to 3 credit hours (maximum of 3 semesters per degree level) of Internship/Co-op credit towards graduation if elective credits are available on the student’s degree plan. A job description must be on file verifying key management responsibilities demonstrating graduate level skills. Graduate students may enroll for the internship a maximum of 3 semesters. Typical end of the semester deliverables: o First semester – presentation o Second semester – reflection paper o Third semester – weekly log/journal Credit hours granted are based on minimum number of hours worked on internship. Students may enroll for fewer credit hours if desired. o 1 Credit Hour (80-159 work hours) o 2 Credit Hours (160-239 work hours) o 3 Credit Hours (240+ work hours) Students currently employed full-time seeking to obtain credit via the internship program need to receive PRIOR APPROVAL to enroll. A one page document (signed by the supervisor) identifying the scope of a new learning project must be submitted to Judy Guyer and Monica Powell.

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Course Requirements (Details on the following pages)
• • Class participants must register with UTDCareerWorks database: (www.utdallas.edu/career) One class meeting will be held to discuss course requirements: o Attendance Mandatory for 1st Time Students (Later registrants must connect with Gaby Perkowski) o Wednesday May 28, 5:30-6pm, SOM Room 2.802 A one page job description report, outlining the top 3-5 graduate level skills you will be using and enhancing during your internship, is due with your goals. Templates are on WebCT. Submit goals forms which are the last two pages of the syllabus. Monthly work reports due dates and templates are on WebCT. Final Project: 1st Semester Students – PowerPoint Presentations (space limited-submit session preference early) will be Tuesday July 22 & Wednesday July 23 from 4-6pm and 6-8pm. You must attend for an entire 2 hour session, no exceptions. 2nd Semester Students or students working outside the DFW area – Write a 10 page reflection paper. A final job assessment report, explaining how well the internship used and enhanced those 3-5 graduate skills, is due on the same day as the presentations/paper. Templates are on WebCT. Course evaluations are due no later than Monday August 11, 2008. Post a new resume on CareerWorks which includes your internship.

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Grading Policy
After completing all of the above, you will receive a letter grade.

Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
1. Construct a set of goals and objectives to accomplish during the internship 2. Describe in writing your progress each month 3. Synthesize the internship experience in an oral presentation or written document,
assessing what was learned from the position

4. Evaluate and self-identify areas for personal development and future career growth

Course & Instructor Policies
Keep in touch with Gaby Perkowski. Let her know any issues or problems as soon as possible.

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Assignments Students taking the internship course for the first time (for 1 - 3 credits)
1. Complete 3 specific goals & objectives within the first 2 weeks: see attached form at the end of the syllabus. Due 2 weeks after start of job. Form must be signed by Supervisor. To meet deadline, the goals may be e-mailed to Gaby Perkowski by the due date, but a hard copy with supervisor signature must also be submitted to the Career Management Center (CMC). 2. Submit a work report by the due dates on WebCT. These reports should be submitted on WebCT. Two templates are provided on WebCT, use whichever one you prefer. 3. Participate in site visit: Judy Guyer may schedule a brief visit with your supervisor (@ work location) during the semester to discuss your work experience. It is your responsibility to insure our office has the correct contact information, and to assist in arranging for a visit with your supervisor. 4. Final Project: internship presentation: This 10 minute oral PowerPoint presentation will give you the opportunity to reflect on your internship, followed by a 5 minute question and answer session. The focus of your presentation should be on your specific assignment and your experiences. Address the following: A) Internship Overview – 2 minutes List your goals and objectives State how well those goals and objectives have been met B) Company Overview – 3 minutes The products and/or services your company offers are…. The major competitors of my company and their strengths are…. The role my department plays in the success of the company is… The specific project or assignment I worked on was… C) Internship Assignment – 5 minutes The single most important thing I learned from my internship was…. The best suggestion I have for improving this company is… The (a specific UTD class) that helped me the most was…(state reason) The biggest problem that I faced, and addressed, was… The main thing I could have done to improve my performance was… The internship has helped me determine my long-term career goals by… D) Question and answer – 4-5 minutes (from audience) Deadlines: E-mail a copy of your PowerPoint presentation to Ken Sharp ken.sharp@utdallas.edu by the end of day, Friday, July 18, 2008.

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For students taking the internship course for the second time Or first time students working out of the area.
Assignments: Students registered for 1-2 credit hours complete assignments 1-3 listed below; Students registered for 3 credit hours complete assignments 1-4 listed below.

1. Complete 3 specific Goals & Objectives within the first 2 weeks: see attached form.
Due Date: 2 weeks after start of job. Form must be signed by Supervisor. To meet deadline, the goals may be e-mailed to Gaby Perkowski by the due date, but a hard copy (see attached) with supervisor signature must be submitted to the Career Management Center (CMC).

2. Submit a work report by the due dates on WebCT. These reports should be submitted on WebCT. Two templates are provided on WebCT, use whichever one your prefer. 3. Reflection Paper : 2 parts - 10 pages total Part A: Understanding the organization
1. Include an organizational chart, with the names of the key divisions/individuals in your company. Try to give us a clear picture of your company structure. 2. Identify key individuals in your company and areas they work in: your supervisor, your supervisor’s manager, the head of your division, etc. and include the president or CEO. Identify the head of the HR division and/or the person who arranged your hiring or interviewed you. 3. Identify UTD alums at your company (minimum of 3). As an alternative, see if you can identify individuals willing to serve as student mentors or speakers at UTD. Please note their area of specialty. 4. Identify at least 3 other people you have interviewed at the company to develop information for all of the above: include name, title, phone number and email. Please note if you prefer this remain confidential 5. Identify management (BA or MBA level) job openings with your company in the DFW area including job requirements.

Part B: What I learned from this internship
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The single most important thing I learned from my internship was… The best suggestion I have for improving this company is… The reason I found (a specific UTD class) the class that helped me the most was… The biggest problem that I faced, and addressed was… The main thing I could have done to improve my performance was…

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4. Career Path Opportunities (students registered for 3 credit hours)
1. What job would you like to have upon completion of your current studies? 2. How do you see this work experience preparing you for that role? 3. Interview someone who holds the job you would like to have upon graduation, or after attaining 5 more years experience. Discuss interview in your paper. 4. Research the availability and location of these jobs. 5. Briefly describe the major competitors in this industry. 6. What skills do you need to develop to prepare yourself for the anticipated job? 7. What can you do to make yourself more marketable in terms of experience? 8. Can you identify a mentor in your chosen career field? 9. Map a plan for job progression for the next 5 years. 10. What local professional organizations support your area of interest? Specialized publications available in this field?

Deadlines: E-mail a copy of your paper to Gaby Perkowski, perkowsk@utdallas.edu, by the end of day, Friday, July 18, 2008.

_________________________________________________________________ For students taking the internship course for the third time
1) Meet with your supervisor to identify two or three new skills or applications that you will acquire during this internship. 2) These skills must be different from skills used before or they can be a higher level skill not used in prior internships with this organization. 3) The list of skills needs to be signed by your supervisor. Please use the goals sheets at the end of the syllabus. Please fax, email(scan) or hand to Gaby Perkowski, perkowsk@utdallas.edu, before you register. 4) Student must keep a weekly log or journal on how the new skills were acquired, integrated, improved upon or applied during this internship. The weekly log/journal must be 1 page, 250 words, 12pt font, double spaced and 1 inch margins. Please remember to include your name and company name on the top of the page. Email your weekly log/journal to Gaby Perkowski, perkowsk@utdallas.edu.

*If your journal entries have not met our specifications (length and substance), you will be required to write a 10 page paper. You will be notified in week 8 if this is the case.

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Field Trip Policies Off-campus Instruction and Course Activities
Off-campus, out-of-state, and foreign instruction and activities are subject to state law and University policies and procedures regarding travel and risk-related activities. Information regarding these rules and regulations may be found at the website address http://www.utdallas.edu/BusinessAffairs/Travel_Risk_Activities.htm. Additional information is available from the office of the school dean. Below is a description of any travel and/or riskrelated activity associated with this course.

Student Conduct & Discipline
The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Dallas have rules and regulations for the orderly and efficient conduct of their business. It is the responsibility of each student and each student organization to be knowledgeable about the rules and regulations which govern student conduct and activities. General information on student conduct and discipline is contained in the UTD publication, A to Z Guide, which is provided to all registered students each academic year. The University of Texas at Dallas administers student discipline within the procedures of recognized and established due process. Procedures are defined and described in the Rules and Regulations, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, Part 1, Chapter VI, Section 3, and in Title V, Rules on Student Services and Activities of the university’s Handbook of Operating Procedures. Copies of these rules and regulations are available to students in the Office of the Dean of Students, where staff members are available to assist students in interpreting the rules and regulations (SU 1.602, 972/883-6391). A student at the university neither loses the rights nor escapes the responsibilities of citizenship. He or she is expected to obey federal, state, and local laws as well as the Regents’ Rules, university regulations, and administrative rules. Students are subject to discipline for violating the standards of conduct whether such conduct takes place on or off campus, or whether civil or criminal penalties are also imposed for such conduct.

Academic Integrity
The faculty expects from its students a high level of responsibility and academic honesty. Because the value of an academic degree depends upon the absolute integrity of the work done by the student for that degree, it is imperative that a student demonstrate a high standard of individual honor in his or her scholastic work. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, statements, acts or omissions related to applications for enrollment or the award of a degree, and/or the submission as one’s own work or material that is not one’s own. As a general rule, scholastic dishonesty involves one of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, collusion and/or falsifying academic records. Students suspected of academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary proceedings. Plagiarism, especially from the web, from portions of papers for other classes, and from any other source is unacceptable and will be dealt with under the university’s policy on plagiarism (see general catalog for details). This course will use the resources of turnitin.com, which searches the web for possible plagiarism and is over 90% effective.

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Email Use
The University of Texas at Dallas recognizes the value and efficiency of communication between faculty/staff and students through electronic mail. At the same time, email raises some issues concerning security and the identity of each individual in an email exchange. The university encourages all official student email correspondence be sent only to a student’s U.T. Dallas email address and that faculty and staff consider email from students official only if it originates from a UTD student account. This allows the university to maintain a high degree of confidence in the identity of all individual corresponding and the security of the transmitted information. UTD furnishes each student with a free email account that is to be used in all communication with university personnel. The Department of Information Resources at U.T. Dallas provides a method for students to have their U.T. Dallas mail forwarded to other accounts.

Withdrawal from Class
The administration of this institution has set deadlines for withdrawal of any college-level courses. These dates and times are published in that semester's course catalog. Administration procedures must be followed. It is the student's responsibility to handle withdrawal requirements from any class. In other words, I cannot drop or withdraw any student. You must do the proper paperwork to ensure that you will not receive a final grade of "F" in a course if you choose not to attend the class once you are enrolled.

Student Grievance Procedures
Procedures for student grievances are found in Title V, Rules on Student Services and Activities, of the university’s Handbook of Operating Procedures. In attempting to resolve any student grievance regarding grades, evaluations, or other fulfillments of academic responsibility, it is the obligation of the student first to make a serious effort to resolve the matter with the instructor, supervisor, administrator, or committee with whom the grievance originates (hereafter called “the respondent”). Individual faculty members retain primary responsibility for assigning grades and evaluations. If the matter cannot be resolved at that level, the grievance must be submitted in writing to the respondent with a copy of the respondent’s School Dean. If the matter is not resolved by the written response provided by the respondent, the student may submit a written appeal to the School Dean. If the grievance is not resolved by the School Dean’s decision, the student may make a written appeal to the Dean of Graduate or Undergraduate Education, and the deal will appoint and convene an Academic Appeals Panel. The decision of the Academic Appeals Panel is final. The results of the academic appeals process will be distributed to all involved parties. Copies of these rules and regulations are available to students in the Office of the Dean of Students, where staff members are available to assist students in interpreting the rules and regulations.

Incomplete Grade Policy
As per university policy, incomplete grades will be granted only for work unavoidably missed at the semester’s end and only if 70% of the course work has been completed. An incomplete grade must be resolved within eight (8) weeks from the first day of the subsequent long semester. If the required work to complete the course and to remove the incomplete grade is not submitted by the specified deadline, the incomplete grade is changed automatically to a grade of F.

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Disability Services
The goal of Disability Services is to provide students with disabilities educational opportunities equal to those of their non-disabled peers. Disability Services is located in room 1.610 in the Student Union. Office hours are Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The contact information for the Office of Disability Services is: The University of Texas at Dallas, SU 22 PO Box 830688 Richardson, Texas 75083-0688 (972) 883-2098 (voice or TTY) Essentially, the law requires that colleges and universities make those reasonable adjustments necessary to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability. For example, it may be necessary to remove classroom prohibitions against tape recorders or animals (in the case of dog guides) for students who are blind. Occasionally an assignment requirement may be substituted (for example, a research paper versus an oral presentation for a student who is hearing impaired). Classes enrolled students with mobility impairments may have to be rescheduled in accessible facilities. The college or university may need to provide special services such as registration, note-taking, or mobility assistance. It is the student’s responsibility to notify his or her professors of the need for such an accommodation. Disability Services provides students with letters to present to faculty members to verify that the student has a disability and needs accommodations. Individuals requiring special accommodation should contact the professor after class or during office hours.

Religious Holy Days
The University of Texas at Dallas will excuse a student from class or other required activities for the travel to and observance of a religious holy day for a religion whose places of worship are exempt from property tax under Section 11.20, Tax Code, Texas Code Annotated. The student is encouraged to notify the instructor or activity sponsor as soon as possible regarding the absence, preferably in advance of the assignment. The student, so excused, will be allowed to take the exam or complete the assignment within a reasonable time after the absence: a period equal to the length of the absence, up to a maximum of one week. A student who notifies the instructor and completes any missed exam or assignment may not be penalized for the absence. A student who fails to complete the exam or assignment within the prescribed period may receive a failing grade for that exam or assignment. If a student or an instructor disagrees about the nature of the absence [i.e., for the purpose of observing a religious holy day] or if there is similar disagreement about whether the student has been given a reasonable time to complete any missed assignments or examinations, either the student or the instructor may request a ruling from the chief executive officer of the institution, or his or her designee. The chief executive officer or designee must take into account the legislative intent of TEC 51.911(b), and the student and instructor will abide by the decision of the chief executive officer or designee.

These descriptions and timelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Professor.

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University of Texas at Dallas Student Goals Plan
School of Management Internship/Co-op class Summer 2008 Instructor: Dr. Monica Powell Director: Judy Guyer

Student Name: ____________________________ Email: _________________________________ Degree: ____________________________

Phone (______)_______________(H) (______)_______________(W) Grad Date: _________________

Site Supervisor Name ______________________ Title: ________________________________

Phone (______)_______________ email: _____________________ FAX _______________________

Work Site: ___________________________________________________________ (complete name of employer/company) Location Address: _____________________________________________________________ Street City, State, Zip Student: 1. After discussion with your supervisor, fill out the second page. 2. Obtain the required signature, indicating your supervisor’s approval of your goals. 3. Submit two weeks after start date either via fax, 972-883-6917, email (scanned) perkowsk@utdallas.edu or drop of at CMC office, SOM Room 2.301.

I have reviewed the Goals and Objectives as stated on the following form. I agree to participate in a site visit this semester to discuss this student’s work plan, and to complete a performance appraisal (form will be provided) at the conclusion of this semester. __________________________________________________ Signature of Site Supervisor __________________________________________________ Signature of Student Intern/Co-op ________________ Date ________________ Date

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University of Texas at Dallas Co-op / Internship Goals/Objectives and Expectations for:
Student ________________________________________ Employer _______________________________________ List at least 3 specific learning goals/objectives for the semester:

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