New Perspectives: Portfolio Projects for Soft Skills

  • AUTHOR: Beverly Amer
  • ISBN-13: 9781111581558 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 125 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009
  • ©2012     Published
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About The Product

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON PORTFOLIO PROJECTS FOR SOFT SKILLS helps students develop the soft skills that they need to thrive in academic pursuits, land a dream job, and flourish in the workplace. By working through realistic case scenarios, students get hands on practice creating and delivering presentations, managing their online persona, and communicating using technology.


  • REAL WORLD APPLICATION - Case scenarios, review assignments, and case problems help students review course material and apply what they've learned to real life business scenarios.
  • HANDS-ON PRACTICE. In addition to covering soft skills, this book provides hands-on practice in the skills students need to perform business functions successfully.

About the Contributor

  • Beverly Amer

    Beverly Amer is a Principal Lecturer of CIS and Accounting in the W. A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University (NAU). She is a Faculty Fellow in the school’s University College, and is course coordinator for Introduction to Computer Information Systems, a liberal studies course required for numerous majors. Her most recent achievements include recognition with NAU’s President’s Award for pedagogy innovation, and teaching awards within her college and the Liberal Studies program. Prior to her current appointment in 1993, she was on the faculty of the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida for 5 years, and taught MIS courses as part of the business school’s CCTV program. Beverly has been an author with Cengage since 2007 on Computers in Our World, Portfolio Projects for Soft Skills, and Emerge with Computers. Her passion is creating relevant and engaging course content for today’s college students so they are equipped with the skills necessary for success in work and life.

Table of Contents

Project 1: Why Soft Skills Matter: Career Preparation.
Project 2: Your Online Brand.
Project 3: Workplace Communication Skills.
Project 4: Team Dynamics.
Project 5: Presentation Skills.
Certificate of Completion.