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Write a 1,750- to 2,100-word research project detailing one of the following career choices:
o Web developer or administrator
o Project manager
o Database administrator
o Computer programmer
o Network and computer systems administrator
o Computer engineer (software or hardware)
Your research should provide insight into this career field for a population of high school seniors. Your research will potentially be published in an online careers magazine. Ensure your research includes the following elements:
o A short proposal that includes:
What you are proposing to write about
Your background and how it has led you to pursue this type of career
The specific elements of the career you will focus on in your final project (This may include salary, job requirements, physical labor, and other characteristics of the job.)
The benefits of having this job
Anything you hope to learn more about through your research
o An abstract (See Ch. 15.)
o The Microsoft® Visio or ConceptDraw™ diagram (even if it is hypothetical) that you wrote in Week Three
o The results of your survey from Week Four
o A graphic (such as an image, a diagram, or a screen shot)
COM 130 Business Research and Writing for the IT Professional
Course Syllabus Page 18
o A short summary of how you would present the information if you could give a presentation to a live audience (keep in mind your audience’s age)
o At least three outside sources, including a Web site, a journal, and a magazine or newspaper (cited properly in APA format)
o A set of instructions of the steps to take to get into the career
o Good use of design, white space, and other visual elements
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