Job Outlook Memo
Learning Objective: Explain the job outlook for your chosen profession
Assignment: Write a 1 page memo. Minimum 300 words.
Audience: The audience for this memo is high school seniors interested in your major ( Civil Engineering). Your memo will be included in the career handbook published by your college.
Instructions: Research the job market for graduates in your major (Civil engineering) and in a one to two page memo describing the job outlook in your field (prospects for the coming decade, salaries, subspecialties, promotional opportunities, etc.). Write for high school seniors interested in your major.
Sources: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a job outlook for various positions in various industries; it also provides information regarding the salary, job description and educational requirements for those positions.
Professional association websites can also contain information about the work environment as well as the occupation's overall role in the industry.
When I evaluate your memo I will consider:
-Does the memo explain the profession or career clearly?
-Provide factual information?
-Supply evidence derived from research?
-Targeted to your audience, high school students?
Is the memo clearly and logically organized?
Is the style and tone appropriate for the intended audience?
Is the memo well-written, grammatically and mechanically?
Does the memo meet the minimum word requirement?
Are all sources cited correctly using APA style?