Kamenetz (2006) and Halperin (2010) take opposing views of the value of unpaid internships. Both write about the issue, Kamenetz arguing that unpaid internships distort labor markets and do not meet the needs of interns, while Halperin argues that even though paid internships are better, there are benefits to the student of unpaid internships. This article will outline the different issues involved in the unpaid internship question, and the perspectives that each of these different authors has to argue. At the conclusion of the essay will be a determination of which author made the better case.
One of the issues that both authors raised was that of the value that the intern was getting. In particular, since there was no pay, the internship must provide value to the student in terms of the knowledge transferred to the student, the training the student receives and the contacts that the student…… [Read More]
Anya Kamenetz (2006) and Jennifer Halperin (2010) take opposing views of the issue of unpaid internships. In their pieces, the discuss some of the same issues, but they also discuss different issues, and the two writers certainly come to different conclusions about the issue of unpaid internships. At the heart of the issue are unpaid, rather than paid, internships, because this is a rising trend in both business and academia to use student interns to perform work. The internship provides valuable experience to the student, but there is some criticism of the practice of not paying interns because they are providing their time and labor. This paper will discuss and dissect the points that each of these authors is making about unpaid internships.
The first point that is made is about fairness of the unpaid internship. Both authors agree that, in general, internships are a good thing for students.…… [Read More]
For my internship experience, I choose to work at Gold & Black Illustrated, a print magazine that covers Purdue University sports. The magazine has 2,000 paid subscribers. Members of the John Purdue Club -- Purdue's athletic fundraising society -- all receive the magazine as one of the perks of their membership. The magazine has both a print and a virtual component. The print version is designed to be a glossy keepsake. The electronic component is published up to 30 times per year to give ongoing information about Purdue sports and is delivered Wednesdays during football season and Monday during basketball season. It offers an interactive experience with both video and audio components and is well-suited in the size and design to iPad and tablet reading. Its information is current, but the articles are in-depth and provide additional information beyond that of quick captions of the sort that might be…… [Read More]
Review with the supervisor the required activities. My supervisor and I discussed how I completed all the relevant activities for the months of August and September and reviewed any issues.
Meet weekly with your supervisor for supervision. My supervisor and I set a weekly schedule for meetings with the understanding that if I need to, I can reach out and speak to her even outside of our appointment time, which I have done.
Prepare a PowerPoint presentation: at this time, I currently completing this activity.
Supervisor orients student to the agency: I attended a staff meeting where all relevant introductions were made and all backgrounds of team members were explained, with everyone making me feel like an important and relevant part of the team.
Observe agency counselors to identify the characteristics of effective counselors and The characteristics of less effective counselors: I was able to engage in many…… [Read More]
Qualifications for Middle School Internship Program -- Brentwood School District
Must adhere to the school's mission statement, to develop the skills which students need in order to learn to solve problems practically and logically; to learn effective communication skills and respect diversity and champion justice;
b) Must assist principal with supervision of students, including conflict mediation, parent-teacher relationships; and serve on the strategic planning committee that monitors and evaluates academic and social progress among students;
c) Asked to work with digital technologies in order to collect data and be able to analyze data that the Board of Education requires vis-a-vis future funding sources;
d) The middle school intern must have at least 5 years' experience in the teaching field, and have finished at least 15 hours of coursework related to administrative certification; the intern must also show a sensitivity to diverse student needs.
TWO: Objectives of Middle School…… [Read More]
The first steps that we take in our careers can have an enormous impact on the direction that our entire life will take, which means that we should choose our first positions carefully. This is all too often not the strategy that people take because, since they are relatively lacking in experience and skills at the beginning of their careers they quite often settle for the first thing that comes to hand. This is especially true during difficult economic times like the present.
However, I would like to choose positions that help prepare me for a career spent in environmental work. I feel that there can be no more important work to do and that taking an internship in the environmental field will help provide me with the skills that I will need during my career in environmental work as well as providing me with invaluable contacts within the…… [Read More]
The philosophy of an internship does not always meet the actual internship experience or the individual's expectations of the employment as many internships can become a drudgery of tasks that no one at the company wants to do and the owner/supervisor does not want to pay anyone to do. Yet, opportunity to see the inner workings of a company is an essential aspect of the internship that must be harbored beyond the idea of "free labor." Internship supervision and review is essential to this process. One of the ways in which this review can occur is through the development of works such as this that require reflection of the experience.
As an intern I made contacts that I would never have had before and learned a little bit more about multi-national business, an area of great interest to me. If I seek employment in an international firm, domestic…… [Read More]
This is the path that I had generally felt I wanted to take with my career, and after this internship I still feel that is the right choice for me. There is a certain freedom that comes with being your own boss. Yes, there is marketing involved but that to me is a welcome break from the usual tasks. Knowing that all of the fruits of my hard work will be mine has an appeal. The culture of the office is something that I have total control over, and I do not need to answer to any other boss. I've seen that running your own office can be more challenging, but Mr. Garza genuinely loves what he does and having worked there for three months I can see why.
I also got a feel for the functional skills that are put to use everyday. Some of the tasks will be…… [Read More]
I have had the pleasure to work undergo a counseling internship at Catholic Charities, a mental health counseling agency. The internship has been quite helpful in my process to become a counselor through the educational, challenging, and rewarding practicum experience I obtained from the agency. During this period, I was assigned some tasks that were relatively new in my learning experience and provided significant challenges at first. However, the process ended up being one of the most beneficial learning experiences I have had because of its rewarding nature. As a result, the entire counseling internship at the mental health agency has been an avenue and opportunity for learning and growth in my journey to become a counselor.
Catholic Charities is one of the largest mental health agencies in the country with a long standing history. As a private organization, this agency works to support individuals, families, and communities…… [Read More]
However, what does seem clear is that there are not sufficient ethical guidelines for the finance business. Kookmin Bank seemed very welling to address the issue of ethics. ather than allowing employees to read and personally interpret ethical rules, Kookmin gave a very in-depth training to employees regarding those rules. This training went a long way towards clearing up misconceptions. That is important because many ethical issues begin with a seemingly innocuous behavior in a gray area, which can rapidly devolve into clearly unethical behavior. Moreover, Kookmin has established a review standard for ethical issues, which is in place to help employees confront ethical dilemmas before they seem insurmountable.
Defining Moments in the Internship
The first defining moment of my internship occurred two days after I began my internship, when I was taken to meet the head of the bank. Kookmin Bank is a huge bank with branches in several…… [Read More]
These were major projects and I spent a large amount of time and effort completing them. It was also a significant learning experience for me, since I was able to use the skills I learned during my college years and apply them to a real life situation. I therefore felt very satisfied with my work on a variety of levels, not least because I felt it was worked well and professionally done. I was very pleased with the finished product. I felt it was my first truly important job in a professional setting. It was a wonderful and satisfying experience.
My second defining moment was a conflict situation that arose between my executive director and CFO. What happened was that the Korean Financial Supervision Institute required the bank to use the Economic Capital method in the Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP). My executive director, who is Korean, wanted to…… [Read More]
3. Tardiness and Missed Appointments without Adequate Notice -- the agency received several complaints from clients or from their family members about service providers who had failed to keep scheduled appointments without any notice. There were also numerous complaints about late arrivals at the homes of patients. The supervisor determined that all of the complaints about missed appointments related to two CNAs; they determined that the tardiness complaints pertained to many service providers but that in the vast majority of cases, the delays were unavoidable and attributable to delays incurred by the service providers at the homes of previously scheduled patients.
4. Unnecessary Referrals for Services and Misstatements of Public Program Eligibility -- in several instances, patients had been referred inappropriately for home health services by their physicians. In most of those cases, the patients and their families had also been misinformed about their eligibility for public assistance for the…… [Read More]
internship spent at DHL in Kuwait. This writing will describe some of the experiences that occurred that relate to my studies in financial matters. Included within this work is a list of recommendations to help improve the internship process. Many of the challenges will be presented and how I solved some of these issues. I will also discuss some areas of improvement for my own personal development that were discovered during this time. This essay will concluded with statement regarding my intentions of working for DHL in the future.
I began this internship on June 6th of this year and worked in that capacity until June 30th. As an financial studies intern, I was placed in the accounts receivable department to learn some of the financial systems DHL uses in their operations. My tasks included tracking down customers with outstanding balances and collecting payment. I often would speak on the…… [Read More]
A multi-million dollar corporation is less likely to be concerned about the costs of interns than the potential to find new talent to bring into their firm. The fashion industry thrives on changes in societal attitudes and fast moving trends. An internship in the fashion industry will be an excellent opportunity for the student, but what about for the company?
Hiring an intern has advantages and disadvantages. Like the costs and legalities, the advantages and disadvantages often depend on the individual situation. The key is finding the right match. If the intern is a good match for the firm, the internship will have the advantage of bringing fresh new ideas and creativity to the firm. The intern will enhance the firm, as would any employee that had the right "spark." An intern can help to fill a temporary vacancy in the company, either to be later hired themselves, or to…… [Read More]
Navara Energy Pte Intership Experience
Report Analysis: Navara Energy PTE Internship Experience
In many professions, learning without a practical hands-on experience like internship is considered incomplete. Oftentimes, students have had to find areas of placement where they can practice the knowledge learnt in class. This is always an invaluable experience to students because it ensures that they have the opportunity of ascertain the skills they have learnt before going in to the real professional world. I had the opportunity of going for an internship placement at Navara Energy PTE., LTD. I can attest to the fact that the experience was great, as I have highlighted in this study.
This report will clarify that my internship in Navara Energy was satisfactory and met the aggregate goals of my academic and career foundation. The report will further ascertain that I developed decisive communication skills, which were vital in enhancing my personal assistant…… [Read More]
Securing an Internship
Simply put, an internship is essentially an undertaking similar to apprenticeship which apart from targeting university as well as college students is designed in a way that enables such students to develop hands-on skills or on-the-job training relevant to their chosen career fields. For many, the relevance of internships cannot be overstated especially when it comes to the acquisition of the necessary experience to reinforce what has already been learnt in the class setting.
The Process of Securing Internship in Communication Major
There are a series of steps that precede the securing of an internship. To begin with, one may need to keep in mind that to secure an internship, there exists a number of minimum requirements to be fulfilled. These include but are not in any way limited to a minimum of 3.0 GPA coupled with a minimum of 97 credits. In addition to this, a…… [Read More]
My internship was at Verbena Vision Photography, which is located at Miami. The business specializes in wedding photography, catering mainly to Chinese clients. I met with Jia Song, the owner, when I first arrived. Her company is primarily about the Chinese wedding photo business. Chinese couples, when they are getting married, like to do wedding photo shoots at exotic locations. Miami is one such location, and that is why the business started. Mrs. Song explained a little bit about her business, and that she wants branch out a bit in the future, doing things like graduation videos.
There are eight people who work in the office, and I was able to meet all of them, though it took a short while before I remembered everybody's names . My job for this internship was to assist with the photoshoots. I was an assistant to the chief photographer, and in this…… [Read More]
The skills that I took away from this experience were those of networking, and budgeting. But most importantly, the leadership skill was a valuable skill that I obtained from this internship. If I could only choose one skill learnt in this internship, it will be the leadership skill which seemed very paramount in the running of any business outlet. Without a strong foundation of leadership skill, one cannot lead the company to a high level; he cannot inspire the employees to do a better job, nor to lead the company out of harsh time.
Relating my studies to this internship, I was indeed qualified to participate in this internship because I am an open minded person. I do not get offended by people pointing out my weaknesses which I am always grateful for and willing to improve or change. I loved to hear either positive or negative feedbacks…… [Read More]
This particular problem also reflects certain issues with the organizational culture that existed at the institution, which in turn pointed to problems in the perceived value chain in operation due to the relationship that has been noted between the culture and value (Griffin & Moorehead 2009). Though value creation is often viewed in terms of competition, all value is ultimately derived from internal actions and efficiencies, and is eroded by inefficiencies; the cultural attitude that the soiled sheets were simply "not my problem" in the opinion of the aides created an inefficiency and so eroded value (Alkhafaji 2003). This attitude also ran directly counter to the policy of collective and individual responsibility.
The solution to this problem was very straightforward and simple following the identification of the primary problem (or weakness) of the strategy that had been implemented for dealing with the soiled bed sheets. Establishing accountability and restoring the…… [Read More]
Every organization has its vision, mission and set goals that need to be accomplished. Even though some goals set are long-term plans to the organization. Successful organizations often set long and short-term goals for their services, it is therefore important for those goals to meet their specific criteria. "Goal setting is one of the basic tools used by organizations to assist in setting a direction and achieving it. Successful organizations often set long- and short-term goals for service development, improving quality, reducing errors, becoming more customer-focused, and building better internal and public relations."- Jeffery Davis, Managing and Achieving Organizational Goals. Accountants often set goals and objectives for the entire department to ensure the business performs the best possible accounting practices at any given time.
Goals set by most organization are to ensure that, the business performs the best at any given time by making a quality product, increasing the…… [Read More]
Internship at AIDS Concern Organization
Your specific contribution to the project and your role in undertaking the various project tasks and event:
The internship period at AIDS Concern proffered many opportunities to participate in social prosperity and well-being. Events like charity walks, awareness gatherings and creative steps including making of promotional materials were a part of this memorable experience.
An overview of these events is as follows:
A Walk against AIDS at Lamma Island
The Lamma Island Charity Walk was the first event we arrangedwith the purpose of spreading awareness regarding Aids. For this event, Iwas mainly responsible for promotion in the university. Before carrying out the task, I prepared a draft on how I planned to conduct the promotional campaign which was reviewed and revised thrice by the host organization in order to follow the most appropriate plan. According to the finalized plan it was agreed that booths will…… [Read More]
Thank you in advance for allowing me to present my reasons for pursuing this internship. I already have eight years of hands-on experience in the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay, I thoroughly enjoy the work, I have become proficient and skilled, and I am recognized as a very competent person by my peers and colleagues.
Having already achieved three different level II certification in non-destructive…… [Read More]
LA Internship Program
Throughout the course of the program, I have gained great insight into the technical, cultural, and academic aspects of entertainment, media, and production. This insight, coupled with my experience, has helped me to better understand the demands of production, and has allowed me to understand the planning that is needed to successfully complete projects. The courses I have taken, and am currently taking, have contributed to my academic success, and have afforded me with the experience and knowledge necessary to continue to pursue a career in electronic media and production. Furthermore, I believe the LA internship program will further strengthen my development and understanding of production by allowing me to see how the process is utilized outside an academic environment.
Presently, I am enrolled in a number of classes including Script Writing, Videography, Media Arts II, and Hip Hop: A Race, Gender, and Class Perspective. Script Writing,…… [Read More]
International Business/Marketing Internship eport
In today's world, it is impossible to think of business on a local, or even national, scale. Today's business reality is a global economy, for businesses large and small. Thanks to globalization, national borders have been lowered. This means suppliers, customers, and competitors are not necessarily just down the street, but could be located anywhere in the world. As such, it is critical for organizational team members to have a firm understanding of the international dimensions of business. Without it, organizations cannot be truly competitive in today's global economy. I anticipate that my internship experience at Korona Tours and Travel in Cyprus will reiterate this fact to me.
Korona Travel is a young travel company that services the Cyprus Tourism Sector. They pride themselves on the high level of service they provide to their international customers. They operate tours out of eleven countries including: ussia, Belarus,…… [Read More]
intern in the administration of an inner city school. Learning the "ropes" in terms of what administration staff does in a school environment requires the ability to research, it calls for good listening skills, and the ability to closely observe what skilled, experienced professionals are doing. It also becomes clear from the beginning that asking questions is a vital component of the learning process as an intern.
The underlying value of the internship -- personal experiences and observations: It would not be possible to place a specific value on the experience I had in participating with the administration, but there were lessons and achievements that certainly added value to my resume and to my brain's database of positive school-related experiences.
Overall I was pleased to have a chance to participate as a liaison with parents, and to learn about and participate with the parent educational program. Part of the school…… [Read More]
Social Work Internship Experience With Alzheimer Patients
My service learning experience was a positive one. I had the opportunity to work at an Alzheimer's care facility, with patients exhibiting various stages of Alzheimer's disease. I learned through my interactions with older adults at the clinic that much like anyone else, Alzheimer's patients need stimulation, warmth, compassion and an environment that encourages interaction and relationship building.
My views of older adults have changed significantly since working with patients at the care center. Whereas in the past I might have assumed that all older adults were mentally less cognizant of their emotions and feelings and 'numb' to the world around them, I learned instead that many have a great compassion for caring, and many desire simply to enjoy much of the same things than anyone else would at their age. My experiences are described in greater detail below.
Summary of Experiences
My…… [Read More]
Ahmed Shihoon, a student of Woodbury University, School of Business, the department of Accounting and Finance. I did my Educational Internship at Safa Co. Ltd. located at Jeddah in the Saudi Arabia, and the internship assisted me to accumulate the accounting and management experiences from the company. The name of my supervisor was Mohammed Bin Shihon, and guided me in all my duties, and my duties were to review the company financial statements, prepare journal entries as well as depositing invoice. My work schedule was approximately 48 hours per week and the internship started on 21 December 2013 and end by 09 January 2014.
Place of Internship
Fig 1: Safa. Co. Organization Chart
As being revealed in the Safa organizational chart, the company is headed by the managing director, who directs the overall company operations. The assistant managing director and general manager assist the managing director in the company operations.…… [Read More]
summer internship at Shangri-La
Hotel Shangri-La is situated in SuZhou's new district, which is of one of the major cities located in Jiangsu Province southeast and adjacent to Shanghai. Having 2,500 years of rich history, it is one of the rapidly developing cities of China. The unique factor about this city is the intermingling of traditional and modern culture. Shangri-La is one of the luxurious five star hotels of the city. Hotel comprises of 410 rooms which include 275 deluxe rooms, 29 Premier Suites, 86 Horizon Club and 20 serviced apartments. Hotel has a lobby lounge on the first floor which offers cocktails, drinks, wines, snacks and have seating arrangements for78 people. There is also a library in the lounge to provide reading facility. Moreover, next to the lounge is a "cafe Soo," pronounced as "Su." This cafe offers buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner and can accommodate 196 people…… [Read More]
activity I completed was an internship at Public School 180. During the course of this internship I was able to engage in several prolonged activities with my mentor, Mr. Gary Williams, who was the principal of the school. The form of interaction I had with Mr. Williams involved a formal interview session with him, as well as a meeting near the end of the internship in which he helped to clarify a number of ideas for me related to one of the focuses of my activity, the exploration of the value of personal/professional relationships as related to promotions. Mr. Williams was instrumental in enabling me to revise my viewpoint on this issue, as were a pair of articles I read related to this subject including oof and Presswood's (2004) valuation of charisma as a key characteristic of leadership (p.3). Additionally, from Adamek's article (2007) I learned the importance of fostering…… [Read More]
Description of Duties
This internship involved principle warehouse duties including building and verifying comprehensive logistics reports, participating in all aspects of shipping, receiving, and storage. In addition to fostering strengths in communications and coordination with other departments, the internship also involved the daily use of technological tools, information technologies, and radio frequency identification devices. By performing these and other critical warehouse operations under the tutelage of supervisory staff, I was able to link theory and practice. I learned the rubric of materials management at all levels of the supply chain. Likewise, I learned how senior logisticians handle essential and sensitive materials to meet core objectives. I also gained a greater awareness of logistics overall, as my duties did entail integrating the warehouse systems into the overall operations of the organization.
Among the multitude of learning objectives, the most important were those that integrated private and public sector regulations.…… [Read More]
Governor's Summer Internship
Discuss your interests in being a governor's summer intern. How does this program compliment your personal goals and/or professional aspirations? (Please no more than 300 words)
Having come of age during a time of widespread economic instability, myself and the generation of young adults who are my peers have been forced to recalibrate our collective expectations. The pursuit of personal profit, while en vogue during prior decades, has been revealed to be a ruse as the Great Recession rolls onward, and this revelation has compelled the youth of today to turn increasingly toward the realm of public service. With our nation suffering through a prolonged social malaise, it has become quite evident that the remedy can only be found through a willing return to our fundamental ideals. For these reasons I have decided to devote my education, my skills and my passion to serving the community, and…… [Read More]
During any internship problems are to be expected so the learning process may take place. One problem I encountered with the host is that they sometimes left the task completely up to us with the hope that we can solve everything ourselves without further guidance. Despite this great opportunity to take the job as our own and as a real working experience, most interns were not familiar with the correct procedures and became afraid of doing something wrong. Sometimes the host would surprise us and ask tough questions. Often we felt reluctant to ask questions due to our ignorance. This problem occured during the RRA event where we were required to send emails to all of the merchants. The host didn't gave us any email accounts to send those emails, thus we was wondering if we should use their official email account or make an new email account…… [Read More]
legal office that I work in handles exclusively civil cases. The particular attorney that I work for handles civil cases as well with a primary focus on divorce. My supervising attorney works closely with the staff even though he is a full partner in the firm. The firm is not large by area standards. It has five practicing attorneys and two paralegals. In addition, there are two support personnel working in the office as well. They are both legal secretaries with many years of experience. One works for the four partners while the other reports directly to the attorney who started the firm.
The legal work that my particular supervising attorney does involves divorce cases. It is interesting to note that he also handles personal injury cases as well. The divorce cases that he handles are the cases that look like they are going to have a custody and property…… [Read More]
In "After 'I'll Break You in Half,' Grimm Apologizes," heaton and Santora address the ramifications of ethical misconduct in the workplace. The issues addressed in this article pertain directly to the chapter on ethics in practice. The article describes Michael Grimm, a Tea Party Representative from Staten Island. He delivered "unusually vitriolic threats" to a reporter at the United States Capitol building, and the outburst attracted scorn (heaton and Santora). Since the outburst, Grimm has apologized, but the apology does not make up for the fact that the reporter's questions were related to a deeper type of ethical misconduct. In particular, Grimm is under investigation for campaign fundraising fraud. The allegations have thus far resulted in at least one arrest: that of Diana Durand "on charges that she illegally funneled more than $10,000 into his campaign," (heaton and Santora). At least one other member of Grimm's campaign fund raising…… [Read More]
Activity Description and Summary
Last spring I assisted Kathryn Gold, the testing administrator for my school, SEEALL Academy in Brooklyn, NY. I approached her about helping her with the New York Schools' State English & Language Arts and Math Exams that are taken every year. She was glad for me to help and explained my duties and role. During this testing period, I served as a proctor and helped monitor the test takers. My role also included handing out and picking up the tests.
Program Outcome ationale
The activity's relation to the program outcome of establishing leadership was summarily reached during this exercise. The conducting of such important testing requires stern discipline and formalized approaches that require a visionary approach. This theme is important and relates directly to establishing a solid teamwork between faculty as well. By working together with Kathryn, a new standard was set school wide that others…… [Read More]
young to tell my story, since so much of it has not yet been written, but I will approach this by telling it backwards. I'm pursuing stand-up comedy, and been opener at a comedy club twice this past year, and doing shows wherever and whenever I can find an open mic. There's an improv troupe on Saturdays at a local theater -- I love improv and it makes my stand-up better. I have a real passion for stand-up. I didn't choose comedy; it chose me.
When I came out of the comedy closet, I pursued it aggressively. That's put me in the local newspaper, and I've placed as the only female in a local comedy competition, was part of the best improv comedy group -- in general, things have been working out very well for me. And yet, I've accomplished nothing. I need new ventures, new things to hunt and…… [Read More]
This also include resolving minor and major conflicts, issues and problems. This phase also include the management and constant supervision during the event, prize distribution and speech.
I realized that this is not only a tiring job but it also required me to be active all the time. I was sheer hard work. While evaluating what I did I came across the fact that I need to be more active and up to mark. Secondly I need to improve my communication skills. Thirdly and most importantly I need to learn multi-tasking and improve my managerial skillsas these were the greatest requirements for the success of an event. By success I mean giving the hundred percent to sponsors, participants, audiences and staff!!
I also realized that day-to-day matters, record keeping, conflict resolution and other normal activities (including scheduling and planning of coaching sessions, availability of practice ground, etc.) also are an…… [Read More]
It will also help me identify any personal weaknesses that I have, so that I can begin addressing them and not bring my own personal baggage into my professional career.
One of the other things that I understand about nursing is that much of nursing is routine patient-care, such as changing linens and working with patients to order meals. I have spoken with some nurses that said that the mundane nature of some nursing tasks can lead some people to underestimate the professional skills and abilities of nurses. I am interested in hands-on experience with these types of duties, so that I am proficient in them when I begin my career as a nurse. I believe that it would be difficult to establish and maintain a professional reputation if I began my career struggling with basic tasks. However, I also understand that these basic tasks play a critical role in…… [Read More]
This was achieved by the fact that college has allowed me to take 5 courses that are totally different from one another in each semester.
One of the essential aspects in personal development and eventual self-fulfillment is individual freedom. College promotes the achievement of personal development and fulfillment through providing freedom that is quite liberating. In essence, the student has to make decisions independently regarding significant aspects of his/her education. This contributes to personal development since the person is taught how to make smart choices and concentrate on what is best for him/her. As there are numerous opportunities to explore, the individual must learn to make decisions without increased supervision from parents or teachers. As a result, the ability of a person to make decisions is tested through analysis of the effectiveness of these decisions, which results in individual growth and ability to determine self-fulfillment.
Discovery of Passion:…… [Read More]
Every time a person makes a transition into a new environment there is nervousness. I remember how anxious I was when I was going to middle school for the first time. I was leaving a small elementary school and moving into a school that had several times the number of students. Plus, I knew that I was going to be on my own much more here. I wouldn't be able to make as many mistakes or slough off on my homework assignments and projects. I found that out quickly enough when I went from classroom to classroom -- another big difference between schools, which took time management skills -- and each teacher had a different set of coursework schedules. Many of them said, "If you are a day late with homework, then you are docked." Not as lenient as elementary school!
High school was another major transition. Teachers' expectations…… [Read More]
career interest is accounting. Accountancy is the process of evaluating the financial information about business entities to users such as the managers of the shareholders (Elliot, & Elliot, 2004). Accountancy falls into three areas: accounting, bookkeeping, and auditing.
I choose accounting since it will give me a solid employment with a lucrative wage and this is what is important to me. I have also learned that it can be fun in the investigative way if I se it as such. The work conditions are fine -- not too tedious and best of all I can structure them at my convenience. I can work either for an institution or be self-employed. Chances for advancement also depend on myself and, best of all, I can find global opportunities in any and every business..
• Career goals and career strategy
The kind of job that I am most interested in is working in…… [Read More]
Formal Proposal -- my future in Informational Technology, my future in my internship at Benefit Concepts, Inc.
Why I want to take part in an internship -- the benefits of Benefit Concepts, Inc. For my education, and the benefits I can bring to Benefit Concepts, Inc.
It's time to come out of the comforting confines of studying information systems in the classroom and venture into the real world of information technology as it is deployed in the workplace. Much as I have been gratified regarding the technical expertise that I have gleaned over my years of education, I look forward to putting those ideas and my education as a whole into real and vital practice in the world of business and work. My internship with Benefit Concepts, Inc. would be an ideal way for me to do this. Not only would I have the benefit of receiving an education…… [Read More]
The intern wants a great deal of satisfaction that cannot be quantified -- exposure to training, the mentoring of his or her talents, and the sense of gaining a window into an industry to see how things work, and a foothold into a company where he or she will be treated with respect. "Training can also be the means for positive change in any organization; however, training is not enough to create lasting change without a vital link that will help your employees transfer what they learned into real-life application. That vital link is a strong coaching program" (Villegas & Villegas 2006). The intern must know that merit-based promotions are a realistic prospect for permanent employees, and that the company does not primarily solicit its management material from without, but mentors them from within.
Poor retention leads to tremendous losses of talent and ideas. No one wants to see a…… [Read More]
Universities are often ranked by the strength or weakness of their graduate programs and the quality of original research the university is able to provide in certain fields of study. Furthermore, in addition to offering traditional graduate programs, the University offers an opportunity for those holding bachelors degrees to earn graduate certificates through work experience. This opportunity will be appealing to those students seeking post-graduate education but who need to work rather than being full-time graduate students.
The University's outside business partnerships also offer benefits to students. Most universities have outside business partnerships, such as vendor relationships with on-campus providers. However, the University goes beyond traditional vendor-relationships. It actively cultivates a wide variety of partnerships with businesses, which increases its access to research opportunities. Furthermore, these established relationships with corporations help increase internship programs and also promote the hiring of graduates. The influx of corporate money to the school helps…… [Read More]
I would say I was a solid B, if such grades existed in the field. I believe that I brought a lot of knowledge from my coursework, and throughout the course of the internship I was engaged in the process of learning how to apply that knowledge to fieldwork. I saw a lot of positive results, but there were also clients with whom I feel I could have made more of a difference. The point of internship is to learn about one's strengths and weaknesses, and I feel I learned that my greatest strength is in my book knowledge. I still need to work on applying that knowledge to real people and their complex situations, but I also have come to understand that comes with experience. Even some of my most experienced colleagues at Gateway admitted that they feel they still make mistakes, so I can take heart that we…… [Read More]
I will need to be "on" in terms of being relaxed and confident talking about myself while the interviewer attempts to get to know me.
If this interview was conducted face-to-face I think I would have actually performed better. I am more at ease dealing with interpersonal communications in a face-to-face context. Phones are not really my best medium for communication -- something I need to work on -- and so I probably came across as more nervous from the sound of my voice than if I was in person. The interviewer would probably have put me at ease, had I been able to read her body language, but talking to an electronic rectangle and not receiving any visual or audio feedback for long stretches was a bit disconcerting. Again, that is something I am going to have to improve to prepare for a future in health care marketing.
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This aspect is greatly leveraged upon by Sport2Sport as different target populations share their experiences on company's Facebook page. There is also an aspect of quick customer response having the potential of going viral over the internet. This makes companies such as Sport2Sport to focus on customer satisfaction and prompt response. Although it may seem untraditional not to focus on traditional advertising and marketing mediums, the paradigm shift in approach to marketing and advertisement has led this agency to effectively spend their marketing budget on online campaigns and maintenance of web-presence.
IV- Organizational structure
Better Business Bureau (BBB) has reported that Sport2Sport is a limited liability company (LLC) with its current rating at A-. The highest possible rating that an agency can get with BBB is A+ (BBB Business eview, 2013). The length of time that the firm is in business is the only potentially negative factor reported by the…… [Read More]
Brown TED Talk
Brene Brown's Ted Talk on listening to shame provided some important anecdotes for many of the willing listeners who understood what she was talking about. The purpose of this essay is to incorporate the lessons presented in that talk and infuse that information on how it can benefit me in my internship. This essay will first describe the talk before relating those ideas to my internship in The Second Step Organization which attempts to foster the safety of domestic violence survivors.
Browns' TED talk contained some useful information to help people better understand their emotions. Brown's focused on the more negative aspects of emotion when she discussed the ideas of shame and guilt. In here talk shame is a useful emotion that can guide and lead and individual to a more healthy path, where guilt is presented as a demeaning and lessening emotion that is dangerous if…… [Read More]
Assistant will receive copy via email one week prior.
-- in touch with Lamar and expecting schedule update by March 25th as per Lamar
-- Maintaining weekly email contact with assistants for Mr. Fife and Mr. Rogers
-- Maintaining weekly email contact with tentative Opening Ceremony locations
Correspondence for Mr. Rogers
Bullet Points for Oral Presentation
Mention having spoken to assistant already first
Use Buzzwords: CFI Internship Program - honored and tremendously appreciative - deliver our keynote address -- interns attend his alma matter -- mine too -- Luckily his busy schedule is open
Lamar loved his book [insert title] -- Hoping he might address topics from it
Preparation for Oral Presentation
To prepare for delivering this message orally, I might consider rehearsing it as though it were a speaking role. I might recruit a friend to listen to me or use a tape recorder. Either way,…… [Read More]
As an intern I would like to be a part of some international business-related aspect of the United Nations' Millennial Development Goals Project. Not only do I want to learn, but I want to help as well. And being able to promote gender equality, not only in my home country, but around the world, is something that I would be proud to be associated with.
As I need to learn to successfully expand my business, a U.N. internship will provide me with the opportunity to learn, as well as make contacts which may help my business. I also want to learn the latest ways to incorporate the idea of gender equality into my business so that when I expand and hire more people, I will be able to give more women of my country a chance to achieve financial security. Finally, I hope to gain some insight into how the…… [Read More]
Despite of a global economic recession, China surpassed Japan in GDP to become the second-largest economy. This is great news but it disguises the real impact of China's economic growth on social and political affairs in the country. Housing prices are so high that most young Chinese people cannot afford to buy even the smallest house. ncome disparity has grown between the rural poor and the comparatively wealthy urbanites. Compounding the problem are quality of life factors, such as water and air pollution.
have myriads of questions and concerns related to my country's role in the world, and how it is addressing its domestic problems too. My interest in economics as a field of study stems from a personal understanding of the links between issues like GDP and growth to the underlying social and political problems in a country like mine. My parents helped me to see this…… [Read More]
Boston University is a 150-year-old institution located in Boston Massachusetts on the banks of the Charles River. At least 30,000 students attend the university, from around the country and the world. I am one of those students, and I just served as an intern at Boston University in the Distance Education center.
This was my first job and I worked as an intern web designer for the Distance Learning education center. I did not actually do the web design, but I did the small things, such as web maintenance, graphics, and updating the web site with new course materials, news, and registration information. My major was graphic design, and so I expected to work mostly on graphics and design of web pages, but in reality I was able to learn much more about the technical side of computers and the web. I was also able to learn more…… [Read More]
post-MBA career goals and how your work experience has influenced these goals. Include in your discussion: "Why an MBA at this time?" And the industry or functional area you plan to pursue at the completion of your MBA.
Currently, the world economy stands at a seminal juncture in its development. On our own shores, we see that the American economy is poised at a critical stage. The American economy is recouping itself after the feverish activity of the 1990's, recovering from the business world's nearly unquestioned faith in the progress of technology and the virtues of the Internet. At present, economic growth is on the increase once again, yet consumer confidence remains low because of the indeterminacy in the business world of where is the next and best way to expand. The European Community is still struggling what the 'C' -- as in community -- In the term 'EC' really…… [Read More]
My tendency I think before the class would have been much firmer with Stephen and guided him into a position. He has few genuine options and it would have been easy to push him into something. However, that would not make him happy. The perspective that I have gained in the internship class and in my previous experiences allowed me to recognize that Stephen is a more difficult case than some of my other clients have been. I decided that a softer approach would be more appropriate -- that by conditioning Stephen to accept his situation and become informed about the different options for him was the best approach to bringing Stephen into a career that he can carry for the rest of his working days. I feel that I had to work hard with Stephen to accomplish this, but I was able to recognize early in the process that…… [Read More]
I coordinated the project's summer field internship program for graduate students seeking to work overseas as well as helped build database of non-governmental organizations (NGO)s that worked on issues of human rights and advocacy. I have also honed my legal expertise at the Law Offices of Lewis and Associates/Lewis Settlement Group in my work on loan processing.
My experience in research and coordination with international agencies and my detailed and methodological capacity, which has been sharpened through practical experience in quantitative and qualitative fact-finding and reviewing painstaking legal documentation, makes my preparation ideal for the Fellowship. The background I hope to receive in strategic planning, and specifically Emergency Planning, will be of invaluable aid to the work I hope to pursue after graduation in the international development sector. Emergency Planning is an area of critical knowledge I hope to add to my resume in addressing social inequities in East Asia,…… [Read More]
Education is one of the most important tools one can use to change their lives. It is an efficient and fast way to initiate change since making progress often begins with one knowing more. As the population of the world increases, the demand for education is also increasing. The growing demand for education has led to several educational facilities being started all over the world. The level of access to education the world's population has right now is unparalleled in history. Save for financial constraints, there aren't many insurmountable barriers that people have to deal with to get access to an education. Nonetheless, some schools' curriculums do not meet the required standards set by educational authorities. Students graduating from such an institution may not be well equipped to deliver value in the market place. This is why it is very important to join a reputable institution with a solid track…… [Read More]
Rachel needs to be made aware of the small steps she needs to take to make big changes in her life, like becoming independent. Asking her why she did not avail herself of the internship program, why she does not seek to learn how to do more domestic duties in the hopes of being independent, and how she expects to function without transportation are all important questions to motivate her to take the next step towards her ultimate goal.
Three major goals for next session:
1. Learn how to perform one major life task (such as cooking a meal)
2. Learn to use public transportation
3. Go on one social event with a friend
TTM detailed overview. (1996). Cancer Prevention Research Center (CPRC).
Retrieved May 3, 2009 at http://www.uri.edu/research/cprc/TTM/detailedoverview.htm… [Read More]
diversity of the entering class and enhance the educational experience of other students. First, I have lived in various places outside of the United States, including Africa (I participated in internships there) Bangladesh (I attended high school there), Germany, and Tanzania (my family lives there). Living in different countries has provided me with an opportunity interact with and meet people from different cultural, economic, educational, political, religious, and social backgrounds. In addition, living in various countries has enabled me to gain an understanding of various cultures and also to gain insight into the different needs and ways of thinking among various groups.
Next, I have used my background and experience to my advantage during my collegiate education at the University of Virginia. During college, I was involved in a lot of group work, often with groups that were very diversified racially and otherwise. My ability to interact with, relate to,…… [Read More]
long-term success in your specific area of interest. How have your previous experiences prepared you for this professional career? What areas of specialization within the Carroll School of Management do you believe will be most valuable in achieving your goals? What specific short-term career objectives have you set to assist you in achieving your long-term career plans?
I will never feel successful if success means putting up my feet and feeling satisfied. I don't work that way. I will only feel successful for small moments, like when I solve a huge problem in my company or when we avert trouble: when we can turn around a failing operation or stay afloat in spite of falling stock prices. Personally, I could be working in a behind-the-scenes managerial position in a company that I cared about and even if my salary was not great I would be successful because every day I…… [Read More]
employment or academic resume to report, I nevertheless appreciate the opportunity to tell you more about what I hope to accomplish while at NYU Stern and how I hope to contribute to the faculty and student body. My extracurricular interests and my core curricular interests will both reflect my passion for global business and the future of information systems. I appreciate the flexibility of the Stern MBA program, especially because I am used to being self-directed and independent in my academic and personal careers. In addition to the General Management curriculum I will like to specialize in Information Systems and am also considering meeting with academic advisors while at Stern to discuss whether or not a second area of specialization in either Finance or International Finance would be appropriate. My academic objectives parallel my career and personal goals, as I hope to work as a financial analyst or consultant for…… [Read More]