The goal of your 4 – 5 page personal application paper is to help you consider ways you can use interpersonal communication to be more effective in personal relationships and in your future employment. Where the discussion posts helped you think through and apply concepts in playful ways, this formal written assignment is meant to help you think through how you present yourself to others online and how you professionalize yourself as part of your future employment.
For this paper, you’ll choose one specific concept from Interplay and one concept from Nancy Baym’s Personal Connections in the Digital Age (PCDA) that pertains to how we communicate the self online. Then, you’ll write up a paper the explains a plan of action for being more professional and how you have applied some of the lessons you’ve learned throughout this semester in how you present yourself online for future employers. You may also choose to be creative and share examples of your online persona on sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, or others.