Sunday, April 19, 2009

technology blog

During the course of the project my team, team Jambert used technology throughout the entire project. Our proposal is a health website which is technology in its self. Our group kept in constant contact through email. The emailing really cut down on the number of full group meetings that were needed for the project. We seldom ever wrote anything on paper, we typed our minutes and proposal sections. I personally feel like without technology our proposal would not have been nearly as affective and it would have taken a lot more time.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

blog for March 26

I have learned that a code of ethics is a vital part of a business. The code of ethics defines what the employer sees as the expected behavior for all employees, and also reduces the liabilities of management for unethical conduct by its employees. Personally I plan to abide by both my employer’s and my own ethical principles. I feel that in the business field I will make decisions that I will be proud to stand behind in the public eye.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

blog for March 23

The first miscommunication that comes to my mind is with sports teams. It was a basketball game between the Lakers and the 76ers. The 76ers were down by 2 in the fourth quarter with about 8 seconds left in the game. During a time out the Lakers coach Phil Jackson stressed to his team that they had one foul to give. This means that the team can foul one more time before the 76ers would have to shoot free throws. After the timeout the Lakers small forward did not clearly understand coach’s message, he did not use the foul to give and allowed the 76ers to come down the court and hit a game winning 3 as time ran out in the game. I feel like the team or the small forward in particular should have paid more attention or asked for clarification if they did not understand. Also the coach could have told the players to repeat his message to assure that the clearly understood him.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

2 part blog March 8th

My favorite presentation from the last day of presentations would be Jeremy’s tattoo thoughts. This is my favorite because I can relate to him through tattoos. I currently have 3 and I plan on getting at least 3 more. A lot of the tips he gave are some of the same things I think about when I’m going a new tat. In general body art is a great way to express who you are.

The only other experience I have with online portfolios is the one I did of my Architecture work freshman year. I used a little bit of photo shop along with Microsoft word, and then I uploaded it online. The experience I gained from my first portfolio was being able to bring together work from the whole semester and compile it into one presentation. In order to be ready for the portfolio due on March 23 I need to have my resume’ and files in order long before the due date, as well as stay well organized.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

top presentations

The top presentation to me was the sugar glider. This was the best to me because a girl actually had one that we could see and touch if we wanted. That really sold the presentation because it was a complete surprise. The second presentation that I really liked was the top five worst pickup lines. What made this presentation stand out was that it was so funny. I could not believe the things guys have said to her. The third presentation that I liked was my own, but not because I’m conceded or anything. Doing my presentation I really realized how much I love Jordans. When I was working on my slides I got the itch to go buy a pair. In all, the presentations were good and I really enjoyed them.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Blog topic for the week of Feb. 15

No, I do not agree with everything the website said. The main point I do not agree with is that I should write a P.S or personal note in pencil on the bottom of my cover letter. A tip that I have found useful from the website was Third, and most important, many college students end up using the cover letter/resume mass mailing/e-mailing/posting as a crutch to convince themselves that they are actually doing something in their job search. “But I sent out over two hundred resumes!” In reality, all they are doing is generating rejection letters. Mass mailing/e-mailing/posting of your cover letter and resume has extremely low odds for success in today’s job market. I will use this advice by fine tuning my cover letter and resume for each specific job I am trying to obtain. Overall between the text book, class lectures, guest speakers, and the website I have a good overview for creating a resume and cover letter.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Blog topic for the week of February 8

I feel that this is a great project and can be informative as well as build skills that will be useful in the development of my education. My concerns for this project are being able to get through to the Clemson student body in a cost efficient way. We also have to make sure that we don’t break any laws in the process. Things are going smooth as far as the group is concerned. I probably will have questions about the project when our group goes a little deeper into the project.