Business Communication Projects 
Students enrolled in Business Communication must participate in a team project.  Student may use a project assignned in another course, an activity related to a campus or off-campus organization, or simply join together with some friends to accomplish a project.  This page is provided as a means to locate possible projects of interest.

a) Event planning teams plan and supervise a communication development event for a client organization.  A wide range of events have been held in the past, and these can be repeated for the same or different clients.  click here for ideas

b) Website development teams create or update website content either for the Business Communication Website or an external client.  click here for ideas
c) Content development teams provide information on business communication as a new workshop program, website, or classroom content.  click here for ideas
d) Consulting/functional groups
provide technical (i.e. MIS, accounting, marketing, public relations) expertise to one or more clients or take over the functional responsibilities for UNIBusinessCommunicationclick here for ideas





Events Planning Projects


Project Client Status
Hold a networking event for a CBA student organization.* Any recognized CBA organization
repeat
Hold a business attire workshop. any student or campus group repeat
Hold a Rod Library & CBA Resources orientation
any CBA group
repeat
Organize and host an etiquette meal/workshop.* any student or campus group repeat
Provide a program on international dining etiquette. any student or campus group repeat
Hold a Career Center workshop for a non-CBA student group UNI Career Center continuing
Hold the NMA golf seminar (Spring semester ONLY) *
No. Iowa Management Assoc continuing
Hold a fundraiser for a charitable cause
CBA of President's Council
repeat
Hold the NMA golf outing (Spring semester ONLY)
No. Iowa Management Assoc
continuing
Coordinate and evaluate Family Fest orientation activities President's Council continuing
Organize a career development trip for a CBA student organization. any CBA group repeat
Complete a project for a local business or non-profit any outside client  
repeat
Hold an event for a client organization* any student or campus group repeat
Provide a private accounting mixer event*
Accounting Club

repeat

Website Development Projects


Project Client Status
Business Communication Website Standardization
Business Comm Program new
Business Communication Website Update Projects* Business Comm Program continuing

continuing

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continuing

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Guide to employer expectations of written communication

continuing
Self assessment of writing skills

continuing
Communication culture of business

continuing
Guide to employer expectations of electronic communication

continuing
Guide to employer expectations of team communication

continuing
Business need for team communication

continuing
Self assessment of interpersonal skills

continuing
Guide to expectations of interpersonal communication

continuing 
Guide to including organization experience on a resume

continuing
Update e-discussion reviews and links

continuing
Guide to creating a business communication portfolio

continuing
Create a course website for a CBA professor Any CBA Professor repeat
Create a website for a client organization.
Any CBA or external client
repeat
Update American Communication Assoc Bus Comm website. ACA Editor
new

Content Development Projects





Project Client Status
Create a communication skill development guide for pre-business majors. Business Comm Program new
Create a library exhibit to highlight CBA achievements
Dean's Office repeat
Develop methods for enhancing student writing skills Business Comm Program continuing
Develop methods for enhancing students team skills Business Comm Program continuing
Integrate communication into the CBA core Faculty continuing
Enhance internship opportunities CBA continuing
Add CBA workshop offerings Business Comm Program continuing
Demonstration PowerPoint slides Business Comm Program continuing



















Consulting Projects and Functional Responsibilities


Project Client Status
Management


Set up a business presentation contest for students in the CBA. Chris Schrage/Donna Wood new
Make a profit as PrepareWear, a CBA Business Casual  Attire Company. 
Business Comm Program continuing
Create a directory of business communication videos at UNI. Business Comm Program continuing
Website Manager: UNIBusiness Communication
Business Comm Program continuing
Human Resources


Test and create sample resumes for CBA on-line resume site. Dr. Leslie Wilson new
Accounting


Create an accounting procedure for Business Communication projects. Dr. Dale Cyphert
new
Communication


Revise PowerPoint slides for a class to reflect professional business production values. any UNI faculty member new
Public Relations

Handle publicity for a major fundraising or campus event any student or campus group repeat
Provide a communication effort for a non-profit organization
any non-profit or service  group repeat
Create a brochure or other  publicity for a UNI organization. any UNI group repeat
Marketing


Market the business attire brochure  Business Comm Program continuing
Marketing plan and campaigns  for the UNI career center. UNI Career Center continuing 
Marketing Manager: UNIBusiness Communication Business Comm Program continuing
Marketing plan and campaigns  for Study Abroad program. UNI Study Abroad
new
Marketing plan and campaign for on-line group training
Business Comm Program new
MIS


Create on line testing page for CBA multimedia training Dr. Barb Mardis continuing
Enhance the Business Communication website structure Business Comm Program continuing


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