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Assignment 1: Professional Information Accessibility
Submit: On Canvas as a PDF file
Length: 1 page, single spaced, 12pt font
Memo Format
This assignment should be written as a memo using a memo header (to be discussed in class). You can
write the memo in numerical format (addressing each question individually) but please make sure you
keep the assignment neat and respond in full to any questions posed. You will be expected to complete
the following:
1) Talk to your professors, go to the library, or search online to find your chosen field’s monthly or
weekly practitioner (not “academic”) magazine. Then, appropriately cite (using APA format—see the
APA reference guide on Canvas) the reference for the lead article of its most recent issue.
• An example of a weekly practitioner includes—for Advertising, Advertising Age.
2) Next, go to the homepage of your field/profession’s national or international association and list its
name and URL.
• Example: PRSA– http://www.prsa.org/ (Public Relations Society of America is the National
Association for PR).
3) Write a critique of the homepage for your field/profession’s national or international association
website. Critiques should include the style, layout, and content of the website. Is the website easy to
navigate? Is the content informative? What types of articles and information is available to visitors on
the site? Is the information useful to future job seekers such as yourselves? This review should be a
short paragraph in length.
After reviewing the site, write a short paragraph (2-3 sentences) listing one new thing you learned about
your profession from an article/information posted on the site. Review all information on the site about
the members, jobs, articles available, etc. You are reviewing this website as a way to learn more about
your future field of work. Find information that could be helpful to you as a future employee within the
field.
4) Check out websites for two firms in your field that you would consider working. After reviewing the
sites, compare/critique their homepages with regard to how effectively they communicate relevant
information. For instance, include whether or not the sites are easy to navigate and locate pertinent
information for someone seeking employment (i.e. are there job postings on the site? Is there contact
information for HR? Is the mission listed on the website? Can you find the key values and ideals of the
organization within the website? Who are the main clients and what are the main products? What is the
background and history of the organization?). Along with your review of the sites, make sure you
provide the company names and their respective URLs.
***You can complete this assignment with bullet points to denote each section.

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