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CS212 Module 1: Communicating a Professional Image


This competency assessment assesses the following Outcome(s): CS212M1-1: Identify elements of professional presence within your field of study. Professional Appearance Presentation You will complete a 7- to 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation that explains what are considered professional and unprofessional attire and behaviors for your chosen career. The presentation will also include information regarding best practices for other factors related to physical appearance and behaviors (hairstyles, tattoos, accessories, jewelry, piercings, etc.). The presentation will demonstrate the importance of managing your professional image for career success. It will cover specific practices regarded as essential for professionals in your career. The PowerPoint presentation must include:

  • A title slide

  • A reference slide with 2–3 references

  • In-text citations, in the current APA format, located in the speaker notes

  • Explanations of 50–100 words in the speaker notes section for all slides except the title and reference slides

  • Images depicting professional and unprofessional examples on all slides except the title and reference slides

When the assignment is complete, save your assignment in Microsoft® PowerPoint format and submit it to the Competency Assessment Dropbox. Make sure that you save a copy of your assignment. Minimum Submission Requirements

  • Proper notification of any resubmission, repurposing, or reworking of prior work per the Purdue Global Student Coursework Resubmission, Repurposing, and Reworking Policy Resource.

  • This assessment should be a Microsoft PowerPoint (minimum 7 slides), in addition to the title and reference slides.

  • Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful.

  • Your submission must be written in Standard English and demonstrate exceptional content, organization, style, and grammar and mechanics.

  • A separate slide at the end of your submission should contain a list of references in APA format. Use your textbook, the Library, and the internet for research.

  • Be sure to include references for all sources and to cite them using in-text citations where appropriate. Your sources and content should follow current APA citation style. Review the writing resources for APA formatting and citation found in Academic Tools. Additional writing resources can be found within the Academic Success Center.

  • Your submission should:

  • include a title page

  • include speaker notes with 50 words containing explanations of slides

  • include images on content slides

  • be typed in Times New Roman, 12 -point font; and

  • be free of spelling or punctuation errors.

If the work submitted for this competency assessment does not meet the minimum submission requirements, it will be returned for revision. If the work submitted does not meet the minimum submission requirements by the end of the term, you will receive a failing score. Plagiarism Plagiarism is an act of academic dishonesty. It violates the University’s Code of Student Conduct, and the offense is subject to disciplinary action. You are expected to be the sole author of your work. Use of another person's work or ideas must be accompanied by specific citations and references. Whether the action is intentional or not, it still constitutes plagiarism. For more information on plagiarism and the University’s Code of Student Conduct, refer to the current University Catalog.

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