This writing assignment is part of South University’s QEP commitment to helping you achieve your classroom to career goals.
First, complete the Week 1 lecture on the profile essay. Then, choose a place of business that relates to your program of study. Next, collect information, as described below, and write a rough draft of your profile of the business. by the end of the week, submit your profile essay rough draft to the Submissions Area for feedback.
Profile Essay Assignment Directions:
Write a profile essay of at least 500 words that describes a place of business that is meaningful for your field of study and future career. You could explore an office, a studio, a medical facility, a shop, a daycare, a restaurant, a gym, or other place of business.
The profile essay should focus on a place you would probably work after obtaining your degree. You will observe the place closely and then present what you have learned in a descriptive way that both informs and engages readers about your chosen career.
You may choose to visit an actual job site and possibly conduct an interview or take a tour, OR you may choose to visit a site virtually through online research of the place’s website. Whichever approach you choose, record your observations and make notes about the experience. This process should lead you to consider what you have learned about your field of study and prospective career and how the experience has helped you to prepare for your future career.
Your profile essay should include an introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. You may use description and narration to make your essay vivid and engaging. Remember to use APA style to format your essay and to document any borrowed information, such as quoted material from a website.
Save the essay as a Microsoft Word document and submit it as an attachment to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned. This handout will explain the details of formatting your essay using APA style. You may create your essay with this APA-formatted template.