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Proposal for Job Application Materials

Contributes 10 Points to Your Job Application Project Grade

Calendar IconImportant Dates

  • October 12: Informal Proposal due by 11:59 PM
  • October 14: Grace period ends at 11:59 PM


File icon showing an outlineoutline the activities that you want to complete for your job application materials project Calendar icon with clockset a specific schedule and list of deliverables Award platform icon, showing first, second, and third placesuggest evaluation criteria for your job application materials

The Proposal Assignment

Write a short, informal proposal that tells me what you want to create for Project 3. Check out the Project 3 Examples for tips and some projects that will work. A rubric for the proposal will be provided in the next week.

LENGTH: Try to keep it to four pages or less. You could be a little longer if you have included a lot of charts, graphs, or other illustrations. Bottom line: include enough details for me to understand and approve your proposal, but do not add unnecessary filler.

FILE FORMAT: You can work in any word processor, as long as you can save your file as either a *.doc, a *.docx, or a *.pdf file.

STRUCTURE: Your proposal should include the following sections:

  • summary (Markel, pp. 282–283)
  • introduction, which explains the findings of your research and your needs (Markel, p. 283)
  • proposed tasks, that is what you propose to create for Project 3 (Markel, pp. 283–286)
  • task schedule (Markel, pp. 287–289)
  • evaluation techniques (Markel, p. 289 and more info & examples), which outlines three levels of work for Project 3:
    • Average Work ( a C project)
    • Above-Average Work (a B project)
    • Excellent Work (an A project)

SUBMISSION: Upload your file in the Assignment tool on Canvas, following these instructions:

  1. Go to Assignments in Canvas.
  2. Choose "Proposal for Job Application Materials" (under Project 3).
  3. Click the big Submit Assignment button on the upper right. You’ll see this File Upload form:
  4. Click the Choose File button, and navigate to your proposal file. It must be a *.doc, *.docx, or *.pdf file.
  5. Skip the Comments… box (indicated by the orange arrow) for this activity, unless there is something special you need to tell me.
  6. Click the Submit Assignment button, and your proposal will be uploaded and turned in.
  7. If you need to make any changes to your plan, I will let you know in the comments on your proposal, so be sure to read the feedback that I send.


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