Written Assignment #1 (20 points)

 

Each student will identify a specific career aspiration within sport management, conduct an interview of a professional in the selected career (this person cannot be a student or an intern), and write a two- to three-page report of this interview.

 

 

Exemplary Performance

Proficient Performance

Marginal Performance

Description of the Career and  Responsibilities of the Person Interviewed (4 points)

The paper clearly and explicitly describes the position and responsibilities of the person interviewed.

The paper provides a general description of the responsibilities of the person interviewed.

The paper provides only a brief overview of the responsibilities of the person interviewed.

Knowledge and

Understanding of Career Preparation and Development

(6 points)

The paper provides specific information about and several examples of the prerequisite preparation and lifelong career development of the person interviewed that shows an understanding of what is required to be successful in the chosen career.

The paper provides some information and at least one example of the preparation and career development of the person interviewed that shows some understanding of what is required to be successful in the chosen career.

The paper provides limited information and no examples of the preparation and career development of the person interviewed, thus showing a limited understanding of what is required to be successful in the chosen career.

Critical Thinking about and Inquiry into the Career of the Person Interviewed

(6 points)

The paper demonstrates clear evidence of having asked good inquiry questions, analyzed the responses, and made personal application of the information learned.

 

The paper demonstrates some evidence and analysis of responses to the questions asked; some personal application of the information learned is included.

 

The paper uses a question-response format in reporting on the interview. No analysis of the responses or personal application of the information received is included.

Organization and

Communication

(4 points)

The paper is clearly organized in a logical and sequential manner and communicates effectively through proper language, grammar, and style.

The paper is mostly well-organized and includes minimal language, grammar and style mistakes.

The paper is poorly organized and includes numerous language, grammar, and style mistakes making communication less than effective.