Catherine Restrepo

Briefly describe your applied learning experience

For this project my group members and I had to analyze a local company's Facebook page. The goal of this project was to give the client new perspectives on his company's social media presence.

Did you receive any grants or other funding for your applied learning experience?
How did you get involved in this applied learning experience and what did you hope to gain from it?

This was an assignment given to us as part of the course. I was hoping to gain a "real-life" experience with a company.

What did you gain from this experience? What was challenging? What did you learn?

I gained specific business-communication skills such as how to compile a White Paper. The format of this type of document was challenging at first. However, now I feel comfortable enough to apply the knowledge I gained from this course in a real business setting.

In what way will this experience make you a more viable candidate when you are seeking a job or applying for graduate study?

I think the course itself was useful and the many business-communication skills that I did learn will most definitely be applicable to any job after college.