What Employers Are Looking for in Entry-Level Professionals

What Employers Are Looking for in Entry-Level Professionals

The following information will serve as a comprehensive guide for the research paper that is required for this course.  In addition to this following information, please be sure to check the Grading Policy found in the Start Here section of this course for the weighted grade applicable to your research paper.   Your instructor will also be offering additional guidance on how to properly complete this major assignment throughout the term.


The research paper must follow basic APA style guidelines as adopted by NAU. Additional details relative to APA style are available on NAU’s Virtual Library.

The paper must be a minimum of 8-9 content pages in length.  Title page, attachments, appendices, and reference pages are not included in the content page requirement.

Choose a specific subject related to a topic of interest in the course. The subject must first be approved by your Instructor.

The first paragraph should identify the subject and state your thesis.  

The body of your paper should support the thesis presented in the introductory paragraph.

The paper must end with a conclusion paragraph pulling everything together.

The last page of your paper is the Reference page. All of the resources used must be cited, including the 6-reference minimum: three sources must be print or electronic books, research journals, periodicals or electronic database references; two sources may be web based, with no more than on non-juried/non-refereed Internet site being used. 

Review your paper for appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling before submitting it to your Instructor. Directions for submitting the paper are listed below.

A comprehensive list of activities, requirements and deadlines can be found on the Research Paper Suggested Deadlines A Student Checklist as captioned below.  

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