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GEN 480 Capstone: Past, Present, and Future Paper, Personal and Professional Growth

Individual Assignment: Past, Present, and Future Paper

This is a three-part paper in which you reflect on your personal and professional growth during your program of study at University.

Part One

- on where you were in your personal and professional life when you started the Reflect University.

o How did you feel about the role of learning and its importance to your personal growth and development?
o What was your level of professional competence in problem solving, written and oral communication skills, information retrieval and utilization, and collaboration?
o What were your career goals?

Part Two

- Evaluate the growth you experienced during your University program of study.

o Evaluate how your courses and experiences in your Universit, program have contributed to your growth, problem solving, written and oral communication skills, information retrieval and utilization, and collaboration.

o Identify the two general education courses and the two core courses taken during your program of study that had the greatest impact on your current or potential employment. Explain why you selected these courses and how they have affected your personal or work life positively. Be specific.

o Recommend any changes or accommodations that would have enhanced or improved your University experience. Explain how your recommendations enhance or improve the program for future students.

Part Three

- Analyze the affect of completing the University Bachelor's Degree program on your current and future professional goals.

o Now that you have completed your program of study, how do you feel about the role of lifelong learning and its importance to your personal growth and development?

o What are your personal, professional, and educational goals for the next 5 years?

- What programs will you attend?
- What skills or competencies will you continue to develop?
- What professional organizations have you or will you join?
- What conferences or workshops will you attend?
- What additional degrees might you pursue?

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Please note that I am answering the questions based off of my personal experience and expertise so feel free to change the wording to suit your personal situation.

Part One

o How did you feel about the role of learning and its importance to your personal growth and development?

I felt as though I needed to strive for more out of life. During specific stages in my life, I knew that in order to become a marketable entity in the world of competitiveness; that I would need to sharpen my mental acuity and further enhance my skills and professional knowledge. In today's continuously changing marketplace, no individual should allow their skill sets to become stagnate. I felt that learning is a lifelong process that should never be taken for granted. I find that the more information I allowed to penetrate my mind will only heighten my overall personal level of future success. An old cliché comes to mind as I respond to this assignment "the more you know the further you go" this is one of the truest statements of professional and personal development. I feel that it is my duty as a citizen to open my mind to endless possibilities associated with learning more. As the years progress, one thing is for certain, and that is, an individual can never learn or know too much information, there will always be innovative technologies, new strategies, and new opportunities presenting itself to me, so in order to maintain my position as an aggressive competitor I must make it a mission in life to take advantage of all the new information accessible to me.

o What was your level of professional competence in problem solving, written and oral communication skills, information retrieval and utilization, and collaboration?

Before I attended the university, my professional competence level was not where it needed to be for the reason that managerial decision making is based primarily on statistics and forecasting the foreseeable future, therefore I discovered that making key decisions is predicated upon my cognitive thinking capacity in which case there is always room for improvement, which is why it is imperative that I continue to internalize as much information as possible. As far as my written and oral communication skills, I was always an effective communicator, more so in terms of the written word for the reason that I am at an advantage to think about points I would like to discuss and I have the ability persuade individuals to see my point of view, as with any skill trait or attribute there is always room for improvement. Oral communication on the other hand, is a skill that I would like to see enhanced especially in the areas of public relations and with obtaining a business degree, public relations is all inclusive. The university has allowed me to research, analyze pertinent information in which case I am constantly learning about new scenarios that takes place in the wonderful world of business. Prior to attending the university, I would always accept information at face value instead of finding and ...

Solution Summary

The past, present and future paper, personal and professional growth are determined. This solution is approximately 2000 words.

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