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Personal Statement: My Accomplishments
It was Anatole France who once said, "to accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act" (Claybrook-Lucas, 2003, pp.118). It is through hard work, sacrifice, and sheer determination that I have managed to achieve some of the accomplishments I will detail in this text. As a firm believer on the need to put one's best foot forward, I have always ensured that even in seeking to accomplish a specific goal, I go beyond that which is expected of me.
My first major professional assignment was with the Zenith Bank Plc. Lagos, Nigeria, where I was the appointed the bank's Customer Service Unit Head. Being my very first professional assignment, I must say that at the end of it all, I managed to accomplish a number of feats. Firstly, through nurturing better business relations with clients, I was able to further enhance the…
Claybrook-Lucas, M. 2003. Quilting a Life: Piercing Together Livelihood, Lifestyle, and Life Dreams. Haverford, PA: Infinity Publishing.
Pride, W.M., Hughes, R.J., and Kapoor, J.R. 2011. Business. 11th ed. Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.
I did not see anything that compared to this Evaluation Program at the other schools noted.
Secondly, Empire State College is considerably more flexible than a typical college, because it is truly committed to meeting the specific educational needs of working adults. In order to accommodate my busy schedule, I will be able to take a full online program through the college. This is indeed an advantage, considering the number of hours I spend at work and my sincere commitment to my family's needs.
Both distance and campus education can be advantageous to students depending on their personal needs. Each student must decide which of these offer the most effective learning style based on personal traits and interests. For some individuals, Internet courses that let students learn at their own pace and review content until completely understood is the best method. Others learn best in an on-campus environment where they…
promise to my partner that I would complete my education, get my bachelors degree and that I would go forth, and rise through the ranks, with him to become at least a Lieutenant in the detective bureau.
My reasons for attending AMU.
Still receive overtime pay
Introduce commanding officer
Awards and recognition
Suitability for Lieutenant
Benefits of position
The purpose of this paper is to introduce and discuss the career I am hoping to work in. Since I already work in my chosen field, I will cover some of my accomplishments so far, and what I hope to accomplish with my promotion to Lieutenant. On September 11, 2001, I was on the initial response team to the World Trade Center. My partner Detective Joe Vigiano was killed as well as three members of my unit. On the same morning at about 0600,…
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Chambers, Harry E. Getting Promoted: Real Strategies for Advancing Your Career. Reading, MA: Perseus Publishing, 1999.
These tasks allowed me to use the financial analysis skills I gained during the course of my education. I was able to uncover errors that were being made and alert my superiors so that the problem could be rectified.
The experience was valuable for a couple of reasons. For one, it provided me with a framework for the functional application of financial analysis. I learned much by poring through both the financial and managerial accounting figures. I focused on determining efficiencies, and was successful in making improvements in small ways.
I gained considerable experience in front line business as well. This acts as a complement to my academic background, because it puts that background into perspective. At Ming Feng, I gained a real appreciation for the way business works in the real world. It was a step into the old Hong Kong for me, away from the glass towers, but…
life has been my work as a volunteer camp counselor. I participated in the YMCA program as a way to serve my required volunteer hours to graduate. While it started out as a requirement, it soon became something that I enjoyed and I found that I was good at it.
That experience led me to choose the field I want to work in. I am going to work in the field of sports management. My summers at the YMCA camp gave me the opportunity to mediate children in various sport activities. Whether it was baseball, basketball, or other activities I felt I was contributing something to their lives by introducing them to the concepts of sportsmanship, and team playing. It was rewarding for me to help resolve issues that would come up. Sports management is a field that in my opinion needs some integrity pumped into it. With million dollar…
My Goals For The Next Five Years
Setting goals: SMART
Setting goals is an important part of moving forward in life. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." Of course, all of us would like to fly forward and reach our goals easily. But often long-term goals take a great deal of work to achieve, and are the cumulation of a series of short-term goals that are undertaken step-by-step. My ultimate personal goal in life is to be a good mother to my son and to financially as well as personally support him on his journey to becoming a pilot while I pay off my house. My long-term academic goal is to complete my major successfully. I am studying to be…
Autobiography of Iviannette Figueroa
In this paper, I will describe my life and how my life experiences have shaped the person that I am today, how they have impacted my dreams, and what I intend to do in the future. In this paper I explore my childhood and how the difficulties that I encountered in that childhood have helped shape the woman I am today. The woman that I am today is a mother, a wife, and a student working towards admission into the respiratory therapist program. Generally, I have worked hard to put a difficult childhood behind me. As a result, I have to acknowledge that an autobiographical paper was very challenging for me. I do not like to think about how my childhood has impacted the woman that I am today. While I am generally self-confident, I realize that the things I like the least about myself are…
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Bill Gates Founder of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; philanthropy
Did his upbringing seem to influence desire to be philanthropic? If so, how?
But his parents planted the seed of entering into philanthropy. Mrs. Gates always stressed on Bill why he needed to begin philanthropy. Someone who was at Bill's father's law office one night recalls that he had quarreled with his parents stating that he was just trying to run his company. Bill Gates notes that he wasn't against philanthropy at the time but wanted to give Microsoft all his energy and attention. Eventually, Mrs. Gates got Bill to donate money for United Way and establish a program at his company to do that. With the growth of his wealth, more requests for donations started streaming in. Bill Gates says that his desire was focusing on philanthropy after retiring from Microsoft or at least later on when he was…
Anderson, I. (2011). The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: business vs. bureaucracy in international development, Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper #3, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, Canberra.
Bort J. (2015 Jan. 21). Bill Gates Talks About The Heartbreaking Moment That Turned Him To Philanthropy. Business Insider. Retrieved from on March 11, 2015
Clemens, M & Demombynes, G 2010, 'When does rigorous impact evaluation make a difference? The case of the millennium villages', Centre for Global Development, Working Paper 225
Encyclopedia Britannica (updated 2014, July 14). Bill Gates. Retrieved from on March 11, 2015
childhood, personal and academic experiences, and future goals. I describe my childhood and family, my current living situation, my personal and academic experiences and conclude with my views on the experience of writing an autobiography.
I am a 28-year-old female, born the middle child to my mother and father. I have an older brother who is 30 years old as well as a younger sister, born 6 years after me, who is now 22. I grew up with my siblings and both of my parents, my mother and my father. My family was regular, both of my parents shared equally in disciplining me and my siblings. My father was the most dominant figure in the household, although really both of my parents played a very significant role in raising my siblings and myself. In truth, they would fluctuate between who was more dominant based on the specific issue. For…
He was a college dropout that slept on his friend's dorm room floor, returning coke bottles for five cents a bottle and walking seven miles across town every Sunday night to get a meal at a Hindu temple. As one of the pioneers of Apple Computers, a multi-billion dollar corporation, Steve Jobs has used his drive, ambition and passion to fuel his professional accomplishments.
When I first started at Wells Fargo as a teller, I made about the same as a high school babysitter. Undeterred, I put my best foot forward, cultivating customer relation skills and basic accounting principles to move forward- like Steve Jobs, I aspired to be something more. Over my 16 months at Well Fargo, my aspirations bore fruit in the form of four promotions, when making twelve dollars was no longer the standard and a base salary took its place. Simultaneously, I earned my…
Several of my childhood friends succumbed to the temptations of gang life, as we grew up in a low-income, predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in Hawaiian Gardens, California. I've witnessed many people my age and younger act out of desperation and hopelessness and a false sense of self-esteem. Once, I spoke to one of my closest childhood friends about his spending inordinate amounts of time with some known gang members. Confronting him made him noticeably uncomfortable. "Leave me alone," he said. "Maybe if you just got to know them better..." The lure of that life was sometimes hard to resist, as it served as a major social and political outlet for many people my age in the neighborhood. I struggled often with designing my own life path amid the hardships I witnessed around me.
Luckily, my parents were good role models. Both teachers, they taught me the value of a…
I felt I was the only person who did not look at my image every time I passed a mirror, every time I happened to walk by a reflective surface.
Although I had grown up in the business, fashion seemed increasingly meaningless to me, just an arbitrary way of selling a false self every month, and making people feel bad about their appearance. It was all about trends, not beauty: one moment everyone loved skinny jeans; then suddenly skinny jeans were 'so last season.' I wanted to break free of this perpetual fashion show. What I really loved doing was working on my computer -- upgrading it and setting new challenges to understand how to work it. I quickly became the 'go to' person when anyone had a computer problem, although I never surfed fashion blogs like the other students. Reading PC World online was my pastime of choice.
I was in the back of the pack the first mile. I hear a dull roar, at first I think it is my ears popping. I realize it's the sound of the crowds.
My coach's voice, roaring out the mile splits. My first mile at 5:20, second at 11:20, and later I learn I finished at 16:54. My teammates from the other races, I think I can pick out their voices, cheering. All I can think of is the pain. During moments like these I know love cross-country more than anything else in the world. You only go through such intense pain for something you love. The last hill is the longest one of all, they call it the "Reservoir," I think because you need every reservoir of your energy to survive.
I know I have no hope of winning. The team has no hope of winning, but my legs…
death means that all human accomplishment is in vain, according to Tolstoy. Do you think Tolstoy is right about this? Explain and defend your reasons for your answer.
Death is indeed inevitable, but Tolstoy was incorrect in his conclusion that death's finality and unavoidability meant that it made all human efforts on earth irrelevant and in vain. Tolstoy is incorrect about this idea because he devalues the importance of human effort and human activity. Human activity on earth is the point of living: the point of human existence is to grow and to develop. Often the desire to accomplish certain things and to achieve certain things is more important than the outcome. For example, if a runner desires to win and run a 10K marathon, often the experience for him that is the most shaping and influential is the time he spends training for the marathon -- all the early…
De Tocqueville, Alexis. "Why the Americans are so Restless in the Midst of their Prosperity," Democracy in America. Accessed at Sewanee.edu, http://www.sewanee.edu/faculty/Willis/Civil_War/documents/TocquevilleRestless.html, March 12, 2013.
Knoy, L. (2011, June 9). Socrates Exchange: Is life ultimately meaningless? Retrieved from Nhpr.org: http://info.nhpr.org/socrates-exchange-life-ultimately-meaningless
Lewis, C.S. Mere Christianity (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2001), 49 -- 50.
life was my decision to resist against the problem of laryngeal dyskenesia. This is an illness, which makes a person believe that he or she is not receiving enough oxygen, which in turn causes the person to hyperventilate. he/she started feeling as if his/her throat is closing. The situation becomes so painful that the victim cannot even speak. It is no doubt a nightmare to go through and those who have experienced it can only feel the pain that it gives. This problem usually occurs on the occasions when the victim is feeling nervous, upset, or frightened. I got infected with this disease in my freshman year of high school.
The experience of being a freshman in school was very disappointing for me. Although, I succeeded in getting admission to the school of my choice and was awarded full scholarship but my relationships with my peers proved to be a…
It seems that the frequency of news reports about powerful and influential leaders in both business and politics suggests a connection between the impulse to be in charge and the potential for egotistical insensitivity or, in many cases, much worse.
Today, I am more proud of the fact that I have learned that being in positions of leadership provides the most genuine opportunity to demonstrate humility by resisting the natural urges and responses that often corrupt even those who may not necessarily have sought ought those trappings of leadership in the first place. In my opinion, humility and integrity in leadership is one of the most important lessons and the higher the levels of authority or influence that one reaches, the more important those concepts become and the greater the potential harm that can come from the alternative. I hope that in any future opportunities to be a leader of…
Generation Xer's: My Why or No Way discusses generation Xers. Particularly it discusses perceptions that are commonly held about Generation Xer's. The case suggests that Gen Xer's are more emotionally suited for career realities in today's world and more apt to save money than previous generations. This despite a perception from some that Gen Xer's are simply slackers. Attitudes commonly held by Gen Xer's discussed in the case study include the belief that status is less important than accomplishments that breaking the rules is sometimes acceptable and that networking is critical to success.
If you were asked to measure the attitude of Generation Xers' which type of scale would you use? Why?
If I were to measure the attitude of Generation Xers' I would use a scale that assessed attitude, beliefs, morals, savings habits, career choices and overall success. This would be hard to actually define, however something along the…
These are my answers
Career Instrument Results
What were your scores/results from the Interest Profiler?
In taking the Interest Profiler my score was 13 for social, 8 for investigative and 6 for conventional. Since Social and Investigative are not more than 5 apart they can be tied, but I feel social most closely matches me. My current job zone is 2 on the job I hold now. My future job zone is 4 because I will be completing my Masters in Counseling. The jobs I matched were under Social in zone 4 and were Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health and Substance abuse Social Worker, and Substance Abuse and ehavioral Disorder Counselors.
This is what the guide says about achievement.
If Achievement is your highest work value, look for jobs that let you use your best abilities. Look for work where you can see the results of your…
Niles, S.G. & Bowlsbey, J.H. (2008). Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century. Merrill/Pearson
I saw that I made a direct and valuable contribution to the team, not because I had some great expertise or knowledge, but because I take a certain approach to problem solving that allows me to find solutions where others see only problems.
Reflecting on this, I saw how I was able to make contributions to our family growing up. My little brother relied on me a lot when our parents were out working. I never really thought much about it, but we got through a lot of problems together. Sometimes it was just finding a way not to get caught, but other times it was finding new ways of explaining something to him so that he could learn. I contributed a lot to my brother's development. I never saw that as something that I had to do, or as something that was not my job. I only saw the…
(Quite recently, she recently passed away, and the loss has been devastating to me and my family. To give tribute to her memory, I continue to press on in my work, and hope that my eventual degree will be a lasting credit to her memory).
The method of teaching in America was very different than what I had experienced in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, students listen and take notes, and accept what the teacher says as the gospel truth. In America, students are encouraged to argue and debate with the professor, and if they do not they are regarded as less engaged with the material. In my eyes, the attitudes of my American colleagues seemed startling and challenging.
A far higher level of personal independence was expected in America than in Bangladesh. Students were encouraged to select their classes with relatively little assistance. Because of the large nature of UTA, there…
marketing spin to match my background. Must answer the questions below in the custom area
What do you expect to accomplish through this executive program? What learning experiences do you expect, and how would you apply them? What specific benefits do you anticipate?
I am a marketing professional with over twenty years' experience working for advertising agencies and for some of the world's most profitable and highly-respected companies, including AT&T, Lucent, and McDonalds. My expertise includes both traditional and e-commerce marketing. From my personal, practical experience in the field I have honed my natural instincts regarding what makes a good marketing campaign. I pride myself on my ability to learn. However, my desire to expand my capabilities and personal marketability has led me back to school, to gain more technical knowledge of the ever-changing field of marketing.
An executive MBA is an ideal match for my aspirations. I would be…
Q2. What are the contributions you will make to the program and how will your experience and expectations benefit classmates and the EMBA program?
My unique perspective would enable me to contribute a multifaceted cultural and historical perspective to the history and practice of business. My formal marketing career began in 1989 so I have witnessed firsthand the dramatic historical shift that occurred with the transition from pre-Internet to post-Internet marketing. This has made me uniquely aware of the differences between marketing in the 20th century and marketing in the 21st century. I pride myself in being forward-thinking and while I have worked to promote products via more traditional marketing channels, I am acutely aware of the shift that has occurred in marketing in terms of how products and services are showcased and how consumers relate to those services and products. Branding and brand definitions have changed and become more interactive and relationship-based. However, the human elements of managing workers and clients through cross-functional teams and in B2B and B2C relationships still are based upon timeless principles of customer segmentation and demonstrated value.
I have also worked in a variety of high-pressured settings, both for advertising agencies and for corporate clients in fields spanning from telecommunications to the food industry. I would be an invaluable resource for my student colleagues who were interested about exploring new career paths and help them understand the similarities and differences between different occupational settings in the field of marketing. Also, on a personal level, marketing requires the ability to be both 'left brained' in terms of keeping an eye on technical specifications and the bottom line but also to be 'right brained' enough to see the world from a completely different perspective. I believe I exhibit both of these qualities in my skill set and character profile and hope to use my organizational and communication skills to be an asset in the classroom.
Personal Social Class
My Parent's Class Position
My parents grew up in poverty in Latin America. Their story is not an unfamiliar one in America. My parents were able to obtain a middle school education, which at that time in Latin America, was a good educational accomplishment. Like most children living in impoverished, lower class families, my parents both had to contribute to the household income. Opportunities for earning extra money were scarce, but my parents were creative and determined; they took what jobs they could find and set themselves up to establish work where there had previously been none. My mother would say that sometimes people just didn't know what work they needed someone else to do -- but if you do some work, and the people like it, they see that it is nice not to have to do the work for themselves. When my grandparents immigrated to…
My children and grandchildren have been my greatest students and my greatest teachers. No matter what may happen in the future, I know they will take the lessons and the skills they have learned from me, and impart them to others. Being a parent has made me a better human being, a more patient teacher and someone who cares about the future of the world. As a grandparent I look forward to teaching my grandchildren at my lake house all of the things my grandfather taught me -- everything from fishing, to throwing a ball, to how to treat the woods with respect. I look forward to helping my own children become better parents if they need advice.
I still have much to do. Perhaps the most important thing to remember about the 'dash' is that it is exactly that -- a single line. No part of the line is…
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This is a classic example
to support Loewen's thesis of biased textbooks, inaccurate textbooks, and
textbooks that eschew controversy. In general, according to Loewen,
textbooks avoid the problems of the recent past, must to his dismay. This
will only lead to improper education of American students and thus the
Vietnam ar serves as a solid example of his contentions.
I believe that most of Loewen's claims are substantiated, except that
he does have some left wing tendencies which appear to be a result of his
own biases rather than historical accuracies. He considers the "system" to
be at fault for American poor, and even somewhat criticizes those who
believe people are responsible for their own economic standing. hether or
not he is correct is not the issue. The issue is that it appears that his
own socio-economic opinions have infiltrated his study and interpretation
of American history. It is undeterminable…
Homepage of James Loewen. 25 Feb. 2007. .
Loewen, James W. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History
Textbook Got Wrong. New York, NY: Touchstone, 1995.
Letter to My Daughter
Having your beautiful picture right in front of me reminds me of the day when you were born. Finally the wait of several months was over when I experienced the finest blessing of my life. You were so fragile that at first I was scared to hold you. But just a single glimpse made you the inseparable part of me. I still recall the day when you smiled for the first time; it was a moment when it felt as if you had the power to lighten the whole world. Well, I can go on writing pages and pages about your childhood; the times when you fell, the moments when you used to cry urging me to fulfill your demands and the days when you used to get home all excited for receiving special appreciation from your teachers. All these experiences are…
My purpose in pursuing a higher degree of education in the field of Information Systems and Technology is to achieve a level of expertise that will allow me the opportunity to have some level of positive influence in my chosen field of endeavor.
As the current Vice President of Administration for the Management Information Systems Association I have experienced many of the educational aspects of what the future holds regarding a Masters of Science degree in Information Systems and Technology, and through those experiences have developed a passion for learning that surprises even myself. I believe that this chosen path will stand me strong for future employment, personal growth and for acquiring the knowledge I desire.
After completing this course I plan on being hired by a Fortune 500 company as a Chief Information Officer (CIO). Many of the experiences I have enjoyed as a company buyer for…
Pictures: My Life Autism Temple Grandin. For a special education teacher/Class. Double spaced 1in margins times roman font size 12 Order ID
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin.
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism is the autobiography of Temple Grandin, an extraordinary woman with autism. Grandin's accomplishments are so impressive her achievements would be noteworthy even if she had not been born with autism. However, when Grandin was born, autism was seldom diagnosed in infants, and her failure to talk, relate to others, and otherwise develop normally was seen as a sign of mental retardation. Her mother was advised to institutionalize her, but Grandin's mother persevered and sought special services for her daughter to enable her to talk, obtain an education, and eventually go on to graduate school in the field of animal science.
One of the most unusual aspects of Grandin's book is the…
Grandin, Temple. Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism. New York, 1996.
The resulting quandary becomes one, therefore, that textbooks are being written and history taught in this manner so as to show and instruct people how they should act and strive to become - a rather false vision. What this accomplishes is nothing more then to relay to the student what is deemed acceptable to everyone and what is not - a general consensus filled with errors and inadequacies. When it comes to a student remembering historical lessons they normally do not remember what is being taught to them unless they are emotionally involved (Lies, 301). The lingering question for society to ponder is why are students being taught this manner for doing so results in our students not knowing the true history of their country. Although a sad commentary Loewen firmly believes it is an accurate one, given responses to questions he has asked his students throughout the years. As…
ability to better myself from my humble beginnings. As a child my family was very poor, nonetheless my parents instilled in me great respect for hard work and perseverance. These important and lasting beliefs and ideals have been a major influence on my behavior and attitude and have served me well in all situations.
In 1995 I was eighteen years old. That year I failed to get into India's best engineering exam (ITT) twice. This failure was initially devastating, however I now see this as a vital necessity for my training in order to become someone who can reach my full potential and even go beyond what I thought personally possible. Every failure offers an opportunity to learn from your mistakes. The lessons I have learned are the building blocks for the success I have experienced to date, and the success that will accompany me for the rest of my…
My broadcasting career began early, when I anchored for our high school's Hawk News Network (HNN). It was then that I realized for certain what I wanted to do for the rest of my life: to be of service to all people and leave a legacy through effective communication and journalism.
A plan to pursue broadcast journalism by taking rigorous courses that directly pertain in my field of interest. I also intend to stretch my boundaries and step outside of my comfort zone by taking challenging coursework in unrelated areas, areas that might expose and therefore strengthen my weaknesses. Another way I intend to pursue my academic interests is through clubs, organizations, and other extracurricular activities that relate to broadcast journalism. Just as I became actively involved in student-run television stations in high school and college, I will also involve myself deeply with such resources at USC (CHRISTINE: YOU MIGHT…
I was the tallest one there, with or without my skates, and I felt gangly and awkward next to my companions. My friend gave me a pat on the shoulder. "It's ok, you look great!" Another girl said, "I wish I had your height. All the Olympian skaters are tall like you." They were just saying that to make me feel better. A growth spurt made me feel awkward on the ice.
While all the other girls stood up gracefully from the bench, I held onto the wall for support. The instructor scowled at me a lot, or at least, much more often than at the other girls. I didn't blame him; our competition was in just two weeks.
"Can you come in tomorrow morning?" he said.
I looked at him with confusion. "Sure," I said. Was I in trouble?
The next morning at 7AM, I showed up,…
achievements that I accomplished throughout my life as a student is that I was able to attend to John Hopkins University after my high school graduation. An average student in high school, I never expected that I will be accepted to the University, since among the universities I applied for, John Hopkins is the most prestigious and competitive university. Thus, my acceptance to the University is significant to my development not only as a student, but as an individual as well, since I learned to be more confident and I developed a higher self-esteem about myself when I became a student of John Hopkins. Learning to be more confident and developing, a greater degree of self-esteem is not an easy feat for me. This is because I perceive myself as an average student, who manages to pass my subjects, but have barely enough to prove myself and other people that…
Doing this ensures early identification of an unknown crime hence, the adoption of proactive approaches against it. Achieving this relies on the establishment of a positive relationship between the police and the truck drivers (U.S., 2001).
Establishing park watch in the community also helps in preventing violent crime since it addresses a wide range of criminal acts. The program aims at enlisting the users of the park and neighbors to take the responsibility of watching over the parks. Significant evidence shows that involving the youth in activities that involve them in building the community reduces the rates of violent crimes in the community. Engaging the youth in different activities such as cleaning the parks and recreational spaces creates a healthy environment that attack a variety of economic activities. Through this, the unemployed youth acquires alternative source of income contributing to the minimization of violent crimes caused by youth unemployment. Other…
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Maturing From My Mom's Cancer
High School is a very difficult stage in any teenager's life. The experiences that one has to go through and the hurdles that need to be overcome can sometimes prove to be overwhelming. This is truly a challenging phase in any individual's life as they are growing up to face situations both on a social as well as a personal level.
My story of acquiring a more mature outlook on life is no different. My transition into High School was not an easy one. From the beginning I had to face the fact that academics was not one of my strong sides. The grades which I achieved were near to average, something one should not be proud of. However, at the same time while I suffered on the academic front, my social life was doing well. In fact flourishing would be a more appropriate word…
Comparison of the Films My ig Fat Greek Wedding and Finding Forrester
Watching films has always been a favorite undertaking of several people. Some people do so as a temporary escape from the realities of the world while others are entertained simply by watching movies. Then there are those that view films for the cultural, historical, political, socials and other lessons learnt thereto. Whatever the film genre may be, movie aficionados derive valuable insights and these especially come in the form of themes presented in the movies. The way these themes come across may be the same and differentiated only in the film type. For instance, movies with love and hope themes can be portrayed in romantic comedies or even drama. Films with heroism and self-sacrifice as themes can be thrillers or tragedies. Indeed, whatever type or genre a film has, there are varying themes that can be sources…
Berardinelli, J. (2002). A film review of My big fat Greek wedding. Retrieved June 6, 2011 from http://www.reelviews.net/movies/m/my_big_fat.html .
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Goetzman, G., Hanks, T., Wilson, R. (Producers), & Zwick, J. (Director). (2002). My big fat Greek wedding [Motion picture]. Unites States: Playtone, Gold Circle Films, & MPH Entertainment.
Harris, C. (2001, June 26). Finding Forrester. Film Education for Columbia Tristar Films (UK) Ltd. Retrieved June 6, 2011 from http://www.filmeducation.org/pdf/film/finding%20forrester.pdf .
Achievement Outside of the Classroom
My parents were against the idea of a dog, but I was determined that we would get a puppy. I did my research, and, information in hand, pitched the idea of raising an assistance dog to my parents. We would raise a puppy for a year, providing it with care and teaching basic commands. If she passed her tests, she would be trained as an assistance dog. If not, we would have the option of keeping her. My parents fell for it, hook, line, and sinker, and two months later we picked up Frito, a yellow-lab puppy. Between chewed-up shoes, obedience school, ruined carpet, romps in the park, and playing ball, the year flew by more quickly than I ever imagined it would, and the day came to have Frito's skills assessed. I watched nervously, half-hoping that he would mess up as the trainer tested…
values and provide an overview of my character. These three situations also illustrate how I respond to challenges, problems, and crises by using creativity, critical thinking, and communication. The first situation arose while I was working with Airtel. Airtel's launch of its broadband service was based on high density ATM DSLAMs. The DSLAMs had 16 Mbps of upstream capacity, which seemed like huge amount at the time. What the planning team did not foresee was that the 16 Mbps upstream capacity was quickly choked as consumers demanded increased bandwidth. The finance team would not authorize any upgrades, and at the same time, the DSLAM vendor demanded further purchases as per our contract. I came up with a solution. First, I put together a task force with members from all affected stakeholders. We worked with the vendor, who ultimately agreed to buy back existing equipment, while supplying a new range of…
My organization is Miami-Dade Transit, for which I am a bus operator. The Transit system is an independent operating entity within the government of Miami-Dade County. Leadership of this company is typically appointed, and this was the case of the current Director, Ysela Llort. She was posted to the position at Transit in February 2012, after a career spanning many different units within the county, including Public Works, Aviation and Seaport, as well as an earlier role at Transit. Her background is diverse enough that she not only can effectively manage the transit system for one of the most highly-populated counties in the country but also that she can perform a role as liaison with the county, the government entity that funds and provides oversight for the Transit division. This paper will examine the leadership style of Ms. Llort, in the context of my experiences working there.
CBS (2010). Miami-Dade Commissioners livid over transit scandal. CBS News. Retrieved December 7, 2013 from http://miami.cbslocal.com/2010/12/07/miami-dade-commissioners-livid-over-transit-scandal/
LeMay, N. (2008). Leadership can be learned, but how is it measured? U.S. Aid. Retrieved December 7, 2013 from http://www1.msh.org/Documents/OccasionalPapers/upload/How_Can_Leadership_Be_MeasuredOP.pdf
Miami-Dade (2013). Ysela Llort -- Director. Miami Dade County Retrieved December 7, 2013 from http://www.miamidade.gov/biographies/transit.asp
Miami Today. (2012). Ysela Llort puts transit on track to open airport link station while trying to restore federal faith in the systems controls Miami Today. Retrieved December 7, 2013 from http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/120308/story-profile.shtml
Motivation Plan for My Place of Employment
With the opening of a competitor store across the street, my store started to lose its clients along with the employees because of several issues. Several employees attributed this move to lack of satisfaction and motion sufficient enough to continue working in the store. Furthermore, they were not given enough opportunities to exploit their potential to the maximum and that they were stuck where they have been working, in the same position, since they started working in the store. They also complained that they lacked a sense of belonging with the store even after working there for so many years and that the conditions were just not right. The sales were also going down due to the new competitor and that was a worrying point for the business. Therefore, it was time to come up with a motivational plan that would…
Borkowski, N. (2005, September 03). Content Theories of Motivation. Retrieved from http://healthadmin.jbpub.com/borkowski/chapter5.pdf
Kadian-Baumeyer, K. (2011). Alderfer's ERG Theory & Employee Motivation in the Workplace. Retrieved from Business: Principles of Management.
TESCO. (n.d.). Motivational theory in practice at Tesco. Retrieved March 30, 2016
Human history shows us that the ruling elite have always tried to set the economic, educational, and social systems up in their favor and I don't believe it to be any different even in today's modern times.
"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." B.F. Skinner
Skinner's quote illustrates the unfortunate disconnect between what is learned and what is taught. There are many students who, when presented with a subject that is particularly interesting or motivating, actually learn about it. Skinner is saying that when people do not care about what they are learning about, and are no longer motivated to use the information, they forget it. But the fact that they were "educated" at one time or another never goes away. I agree with Mr. Skinner here because there are many examples of people who are not very intelligent who have gone to school…
Take the oil drain pan and, using the funnel, empty the old oil into the milk jugs for easy disposal. Seal them up tight and wipe any spills off.
ipe off the funnel and put it in the oil filler hole under the hood. Pour in as many quarts as it will take -- usually about six for the 2005 Chevy Silverado. As you wait for the oil to fill, you can start cleaning up. Throw away the newspapers and wipe down any tools that got dirtied up. Be sure to recycle the oil containers instead of just throwing them out. After the oil is all in, screw the cap back on and check the dipstick for the oil level just to be sure you got the right amount in. Place the old filter in the Ziploc bag and seal it up.
To check for leaks, start the engine and…
Kibler, Jeff. General Motors Full-size Trucks 1999-2001: Chevrolet Silverado & GMC
Sierra Pick-ups, 1999-2001 Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe, 2000 and 2001 GMC Yukon & Avalanche. Newbury Park, CA: Haynes Manuals, 2002.
Ten-Year Billionaire: Mark Zuckerberg
My 2011 challenge is to become a vegetarian and only eat meat if I kill the animal myself. The reason for this is that I feel lucky for having such a great life. In order to practice thankfulness, I want to be more connected to the food I eat and the animals that give their lives so I can eat them. Mark Zuckerberg, January 1, 2011
There are certain business leaders who make impact on their companies and often on the world of business because of their philosophies, action, and businesses they lead. Among the more recent top performers is Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, who took an idea and transformed it into a billion-dollar empire in less than 10 years. To gain some new insights into how Zuckerberg leveraged his modest concept into the world's most popular social media network, this paper provides a review of…
Avolio, B.J., & Bass, B.M. (2002). Developing potential across a full range of leadership:
Cases on transactional and transformational leadership. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
Conner, J. (2009). Facebook, the image and the virtual cedar bar. Afterimage, 37(2), 11-13.
Projecting higher expectations: A "bad boss" has not developed positive dynamics with all his/her subordinates.
Four key principles, on the other hand, identify practices a "good boss" implements:
Be clear up front
Get to know the individuals
Beware of labeling
Monitor ongoing evaluations
In the article, "How to spot the boss from hell Classic signs of a Mr. Nasty," Oliver Finegold's (2005) notes that a current study "details the 10 signs of a bad boss - from having complete disregard for employees' need for a life away from work to delegating the toughest tasks." (Finegold, 2005) also relates characteristics of a good boss, which include expressing reasonable expectations from teams, along with being positive Findings from a survey of 1000 workers by the Good Boss Company consultancy group note that approximately one in four employees identified their boss to be "bad" or " dreadful." More than two thirds of the…
Barsoux, Jean-Louis. "How bosses reveal their attitudes towards employees: can you tell if your boss really has faith in your ability to solve problems and manage your operation? If you think you can, chances are that the people reporting to you can also read your behaviour. Your low expectations may have more impact on them than you think." European Business Forum, January 1, 2005.
Dealy, M.D., & Thomas, a.R. (2004). Defining the Really Great Boss (B. Lindig, Ed.) Westport, CT: Praeger. Retrieved May 2, 2007.
Dolezalek, Holly. " Dark Side: When Good Leaders Go Bad," (2007). Retrieved 2 May 2007 from:=
intended major? Discuss how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field -- such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities -- and what you have gained from your involvement.
Tip: If you haven't had experience in the field, consider including experience in the classroom. This may include working with faculty or doing research projects.
When I originally embarked upon my university career, I chose to major in business. I knew that I wanted to become involved in the field of international commerce so this seemed like a logical choice. But I have come to understand the value of a more rigorous understanding of the field of economics specifically. Now I wish to change majors because of the more in-depth and technical information that an economics major can provide about the subject of finance. I appreciate the…
Carroll School of Management, Boston College
What are my career goals upon graduating from the Carroll School of Management? And, what steps do I plan to take before, during, and after my degree program to achieve career success in this field?
My career goal after graduation is to secure a position with a respected, visionary and upwardly mobile financial institution, or with any category of leading edge investment / development firm that is recognized as high caliber. In any case, I wish to be an important part of a financial group that specializes in international markets and global transactions.
The reason that I emphasize my enduring passion to be part of an international organization is because I was born and raised in Taiwan, and I saw Western world societies (Europe, the United States) and Third World countries (Africa, Asia, South America) from the perspective of a my well educated and…
2. What have you learned from a mistake?
Of course, even as I speak with great pride of my accomplishments, I can quite easily recall some of my more humbling moments. Without question, and especially in the complex and fast-paced world of global finance, one is bound to make a mistake.
And quite often, if one is to truly learn a lesson, the mistake might very well have been fairly huge and costly. Certainly mine was.
While working at Deutsche Bank, I in advertently placed an incorrect order when buying shares for a client. Naturally, when the client encountered the mistake in his account, he became very angry and expressed this anger to his Relationship Manager at the bank. When I learned of the incident, I was horrified of course. But I immediately approached the Manager and explained that it was my error which had triggered the client's anger. I…
.....career through a greater understanding of the day-to-day operations of counselors and some of the procedural and formal issues that need to be thoroughly mastered prior to certification. With this practicum, I have engaged in 63 direct practice hours (130 nondirect), and this time has provided me with substantial real world experience that will prove invaluable in the future. The exposure to different counseling philosophies and approaches has opened my mind, and I intend to incorporate what I have learned in the practicum to my future practice. Direct client contact involved intake, group sessions, and a number of interactions that were rooted in what I have been learning previously in school. However, I also found that the indirect practice hours were helpful in showing me how counselors protect their clients, ensuring their information is kept private and confidential as well as accurate.
Eager to gain more knowledge, I believe that…
To encourage and perhaps even inspire my students, I shared with them the challenges I encountered in learning English and in understanding a culture which was both new and different from mine. I would always tell my students that in order to improve my SAT reading and writing score, I had to exert my best effort and work hard. I would also tell my students what I often told myself, that there is no shortcut for learning a new language; one just needs to practice, practice and work hard, just like everything else in life. Indeed, practice makes perfect.
Teaching Chinese to my students also offered me the chance to reflect on myself, on how I have begun from a person who doesn't speak English to a person who learned English as a second language and finally a person who teaches Americans about the Chinese language and culture. I realized…
By understanding the political systems better, I can better understand the role of the policymakers. One day, I aspire to be a policymaker myself. It has been said that a good doctor can save 100 people but a bad policymaker can destroy the lives of thousands. Given that in my country, few study Political Science, I feel that my studies in the subject can help me to be the sort of good policymaker we need.
2. I feel that life is full of accomplishments which, when added up, can amount to a tremendous benefit to society. I am not able to work in the United States due to the terms of my student visa, but I am proud of my accomplishments in Hong Kong. I help my family business when I am at home. We are in the plastic recycling business and I have helped at all levels. Even based…
My biggest challenge was recognizing that I had to stand out from other students. To accomplish this I worked outside of school to enhance my directing skills. I also worked with my band instructor to improve my abilities. I never gave up in the face of challenge. I committed myself to extra hours practicing, despite a busy course load and family obligations. I never once wavered from my path and my vision.
When I became field commander, I realized I was more than the average student. The marching band has more than 200 members, and there were thirty people that tried out for the filed commander position. I knew that my efforts had been worthwhile, and that I had been true to myself along the way. During my journey toward field commander, I studied directing patterns and used band music on CD's at home in order to practice learning the…
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1998, MICRA Inc.
Advance Practical Nurse Professional Development Plan
Nursing is a very lucrative career. However, it takes a lot of work and determination to be a nurse. The job requires specific skills and education as well as licensing. Find below my personal Advanced Professional Development Plan (APN). I will also discuss such aspects as background, marketing strategies and curricula.
I appreciate that to get the education and practice I need as a nurse I have to follow the APN professional development plan. I have discussed in this paper how I will achieve this. The outline is as follows:
Identify My Learning Needs
I can do this in a variety of ways. First, I will reflect on my practice. I will determine which of my practicing areas I feel uncomfortable or unsure. I will evaluate if any of the areas I feel uncomfortable have something associated with…
1) Writer Thoughts
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4) Howell, N. (n.d.). How to Write a CV for a Nurse. Retrieved December 2, 2014, from http://www.ehow.com/how_4799318_write-cv-nurse.html
acceptance to the Master of Architecture Program at Arizona State University.
A graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Phoenix in 2004 with a BFA in Interior Design.
My passion for architecture and design dates back to my childhood. I have amassed through the years quite a collection of antique design books and magazines, picking them whenever I could at flea markets and second-hand book stores. It is fascinating to observe how good design never loses its charm and function, no matter the age of the building or decor. Moreover, the elements of good design are repeated from one era to another regardless of the overall character.
I have always been a hard worker and taken pride in my accomplishments. Moreover, I enjoy the process of achievement and success, such as transforming ideas and thoughts onto paper in the anticipation of someday seeing my creations come to life. The…
Tu poi insegnare me inglese? How could this utterly simple sentence from an innocent 8-year-old become for me an affirmation of life's avocation? I often ask myself. "Can you teach me English?" my little cousin asked me on a recent trip in Italy. To this point in my life, I had been seeking direction and focus. I realized now that I really loved children and always have wanted to teach. My cousin's question put my whole life in perspective. Out of the mouths of babes. Indeed!
This essay, as part my college admission application, will, I hope, convince you that I am ready to undertake the rigors of academia to achieve my life's goal -- to obtain a degree and become a teacher. I bring to the "table," life's experiences -- strength during the loss of loved ones, persistence despite academic ups and downs, and overcoming the lack of motivation.…
America is known as the melting pot of the world. Each year millions of immigrants travel from other cultures to begin new lives and try and attain the American Dream. Over the past two hundred years hundreds of different cultures have tried to meld together in a way that would allow cohesive living for all, yet there have been societal problems along the way. Societal changes as well as personal challenges face children who grow up in current society. Their parents are charged with nurturing them even in the face of societal prejudice or other obstacles. Growing up as an Italian-American, I was provided with a dual cultured childhood. The things I was taught and experienced helped me become a strong and able adult.
In, Taking Parenting Public the authors work to illustrate the changes that children today have to face on their journey to becoming adults.
According to the…
Taking Parenting Public: The Case for a New Social Movement. Sylvia Ann Hewlett (Editor), Nancy Rankin (Editor), Cornel West (Editor)
I believe that education is the prime catalyst for the development and improvement of humanity. Education has been responsible for all the innovations and growth areas in humanity over our years of evolution. For this reason, the doctoral program I am seeking will help me build up my experience and enhance my knowledge. With the tools I gain in this way, I can then go into the world and effect the changes I perceive as necessary to make life and the world better for humanity as a whole. I believe that Pepperdine University has one of the best programs I can desire to fulfill my current educational and future professional needs.
My current background constitutes an MBA, along with six years of experience in administration work. My field of work was a private university, where I learned the many intricate details of business administration for this specific environment.…
Upon graduation from Florida State University, I began searching for a more advanced position in another company. In addition, I began to examine other avenues for continuing my education. I found both within a year of each other; I began studying in the Managerial Information Systems Master's program at Nova Southern University, and found a position as a Technical Support Analyst at Embarq, a Fortune 500 company. My accomplishments here were built directly on the knowledge and experience I had previously acquired; I analyzed the business systems, it operations, and user needs, and developed and implemented strategies to address inefficiencies I discovered. Over a two-year period, I led over 150 installation projects, maintaining a 125% efficiency rating. I was also specially selected by management to head a critical installation project for a key client. My performance led to this client's decision to integrate a new piece of equipment into their…
Just this past April I was promoted to Head of the Standard and Criteria Development Office for the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) in xxx (location?
). In this capacity, I am expected to ably handle a variety of responsibilities including: Overseeing all aspects of standards development activities and quality activities in the Licensing and Specifications Department with all the private healthcare facilities in the area; leading and supporting the development of standards and criteria related to the healthcare practice; contributing to the development and on going review of DOHMS standards strategy and offering advice about current clinical practices, quality, safety, and service development; and keeping abreast of standard requirements and evidence and effectively communicating these to a variety of concerned individuals.
The reason for this promotion to the Head of the Standard and Criteria Development Office was because of my previous success as the Head of the…
. . And in the ways I had managed to fulfill almost all of them. My uniqueness, I realized, came in the specifics of all the dreams -- form incredibly meaningful to decidedly quirky -- that defined my forty-six years of life." (p. 10)
As Pausch arrives at this revelation, it is knowing full well that he is fast approaching death, but it has allowed him to view this not with bitterness but with a sense of his good fortunate at having been able to accomplish so much of what he desired in that short space of time allotted. Of course, we can also see on a psychoanalytical level that there are elements of importance attributed to certain aspects of Pausch's life that are not explicitly stated in the text. Namely, one is inclined to consider the professional aspirations that have marked his time on earth and the degree to…
Pausch, R. (2008). The Last Lecture. Hyperion.
Personal Marketing Plan
Current Marketing Situation: I am graduating school and entering the workforce. My previous work experience is somewhat limited, mainly to retail work, but I have a solid education from a great school. I have a degree in marketing and this has prepared me for a career in marketing, advertising or possibly sales management. My present job is inadequate for my new education level. I like the people I work with, but the pay and the nature of the tasks are more suitable for someone with less experience and education. I believe that with a better education, I am prepared to take on positions of responsibility and to begin a progressive career path.
SWOT Analysis: I have a lot of different strengths upon which I draw to succeed. I am organized and intelligent, and this allows me to accomplish the things that I need to accomplish, on time…
I then acknowledged that I had already been notified of the status of my application and that the negative outcome was largely my own doing. I didn't elaborate on the offensive behavior I displayed because I thought it would lead to the letter becoming more personal than business like. Finally, I closed the letter by wishing the recipient the best. Overall, I wanted the letter to sound uncontrived and sincere.
As I mentioned, it was my father who helped me compose the letter, so he proofread it as well. Being a neophyte in the business letter-writing arena then, I had concerns about grammar and sentence construction. I had full confidence in my father's ability to proofread because he was a former English professor.
This is what I would be thinking if I were the recipient of that letter:
Hmmm... it's impressive this one bothered at all to thank…