SAMPLE PROPOSAL

To: Chris Tusa
From: Billy Joel
Subject: Career Project Proposal
Date: September 12, 2001

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 
    golf course superintendent
· To take the appropriate steps now to insure success in my chosen field.