To: Chris Tusa
From: Billy Joel
Subject: Career Project
Date: September 12,
PROFESSION BEING EXAMINED
I am writing this proposal
for permission to complete a research project on my current major, turf
grass management, a career area of specific interest to me. In order
to better familiarize myself with this career choice, I would like to concentrate
on the day-to-day work environment and on the mobility this career offers.
I would also like to research the added benefits of earning a minor in
agricultural business and environmental law in relation to this major.
DESCRIPTION OF EXPECTED
WORK/DETAILS OR PROCEDURE
The primary portion
of my research project will consist of interviews with Will Arnett and
Nels Lindgrend, two certified superintendents in golf course management.
I will first schedule a meeting with each superintendent at times suitable
for them. These interviews will consist of questions dealing with
day-to-day work, obstacles they face and must overcome, and ways I can
advance in a turf grass management career. I will be taking notes
during each of these informal interviews, and later documenting them in
an official report, which will be submitted to you on the proper date.
In the second half of
this research project, I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages
of pursuing a minor in business and environmental law, how each pertains
to my career, and how they may be helpful in the future. I will collect
information from Dr. McCrimmon, Louisiana State University professor and
turf grass specialist, and present it with the official report.
EXPECTED GOALS OR
OBJECTIVES/POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF THE PROJECT
The main purpose of
this project is to gain a better understanding of the turf grass management
profession, and any areas that I need to concentrate on to become a better
golf course superintendent. Specific goals and benefits that I would
like to achieve include the following:
· To determine
if I am well suited for this career
· To learn
and experience day-to-day activities in golf course management
· To acquire
two contacts in this field
· To determine
the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional
· To take the
appropriate steps now to insure success in my chosen field.