Learn how writing is implemented in the work place. You will learn to write resumes, cover letters, reports, memos, and professional emails. You will refine your writing skills in a professional way to help you present yourself as professional and collaborative to potential employers. In addition, you will learn the basic cultural aspect of the workplace and what is expected out of a professional in the US.
Over two weeks, you will:
- Write a short online profile detailing professional skills and accomplishments
- Write a basic formal email/letter requesting information
- Compose a professional cover letter and resume outlining/detailing professional education, skills, and accomplishments
- Answer basic questions about professional experiences through writing
- Compose a memo or report with basic information
There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course. This lets you delve more deeply into a related topic of interest to you. Feedback is provided by the instructor.
Take the Professional Writing Skills course + 2 more eligible courses and earn the Essentials Workplace Skills digital badge, the Workplace Communication Skills digital badge, or both!
Earn 20 hours for the class + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.
Date: November 8 - 21, 2021
Registration deadline: November 11, 2021
Research Assignment due: December 21, 2021
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment** price: $165*
* Prices subject to change
** You must register for the 2-week intensive course in order to register for the optional research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only. The research assignment may be taken by anyone. It gives au pairs taking this course for education credits an additional 20 hours.
*** Although this is the final date for registration, the course may be cancelled the Wednesday before the class begins based on enrollment. Please register as early as possible to avoid class cancellation.
- 20-40 hours
- 2-week online course 20 hours
- Optional Research Assignment available for additional 20 hours
- Flexible study options
- Professional faculty
- Academic advisement
- Certificate available by request
- No registration or test fee
- Full use of University facilities (in-person classes)
All registration and payment for courses is done online.
The number of hours stated on the certificate is based on the average number of hours needed to complete the requirements of the assignment. Research assignments are due by the published deadline in the above course information and also as communicated in pre-arrival information sent by our Admissions team. Students may request an extension of up to 3 days by writing the Admissions team before the research assignment due date in writing to email@example.com. Requests for extensions after the research assignment due date will not be honored. Research assignments received after the due date or approved extended due date will not be accepted and the research assignment hours will be forfeited.
Students who registered and attended a weekend intensive course may add-on one (1) 20-hour research assignment for specific course and topic they attended no later than the Friday after the course completed. Requests to add on a 20-hour research paper after the Friday deadline will not be approved.
Please review all important policies related to our courses, including:
- Course Completion
- Certificate of Attendance
- Payment and Tuition Cancellation
Au pairs, please review all important policies related to au pair courses.
Please review essential pre-arrival information before starting your class, including:
- Campus location
For more information, please contact the English Language Institute/ Special Programs division.