Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ethical Principles

The thing I learned from the ethical lapses that we discussed in class was that you need to be to know what your own ethical principles are and stick to them. The example of the nazi memo showed that the man writing the memo crossed a boundary with his set of ethical principles. He did not want to acknowledge the fact that what he was writing about was a terrible feat and he tried to hide what he was writing about. I learned that once you have set your principles you need to stick to them or else you are not being true to yourself. I think my own set of ethical principles is based around the idea that I will always do the right thing. I won't try to take the easy way out of things and I won't do something that puts me ahead and others behind. Having these set of principles will make it easier to make tough decisions. 

Saturday, March 28, 2009


I think in most of the instances that I saw a miscommunication between people it was because the person who was being told something did not take the time to listen to everything the other person was saying. The person heard the first thing the person asked and immediately thought they knew what the person wanted. This led to the task that was being told to be done being done incorrectly. The miscommunication could have easily been avoided if the person listening had listened to all the instructions. Instead, they thought they knew what the person wanted and were wrong. If they would not have thought that they knew exactly what the person wanted the miscommunication would have been avoided.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Presentation/ Online Portfolio

I liked Kyle's presentation on the top Clemson dunks this year. It was a topic that was very interesting to me, because I am a huge sports fan and also love all things Clemson. I have never done any type of online portfolio, so I do not have any experience with them. I am looking forward to doing our portfolio though.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Favorite Presentations

One of my favorite presentations was Melesha's. It was a very simple concept to talk about, but she made it interesting by involving humor. It was funny to think about the drive through mistakes that people probably make everyday, but you don't realize. I thought she did a good job of presenting it, and had a good layout.
One of the other presentations that I liked was Kelly's on living in a large family. I come from a small family and it was funny to hear about some of the tips you have to do in a big family. I thought it was a good topic for her to talk about, since she has so much experience with it. I thought she did a good job shedding some light on some of the more humorous subjects of big family life.
I think my favorite presentation was Tyler's on the Super Bowl ads. It was a very funny subject to talk about and was very relevant since the Super Bowl had just taken place. He did a good job with his visuals. I really enjoyed watching the funny Super Bowl ads that he showed.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cover Letter

I don't agree with everything that the site says. I don't agree with the idea to add a postscript to it. This seems like it would make your cover letter less professional. I also disagree with the idea of adding testimonials to your cover letter. It seems like you should not include what others say about you when you are trying to show your knowledge about the company. It seems like you should just have a place for your recommendations included with your resume. I think it also wouldn't be a good idea to have an entire testimonial serve as your cover letter. I think the best advice it gives is to make sure it is specified to the job and person that will be reading it. I can see how it would be a bad idea to send out the same cover letter to multiple jobs. You want it to seem like you specifically want the job you are writing for, and a mass letter will not do that.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Client Visit

I'm looking forward to working on this project the rest of the semester. I think it is great what they are trying to do, because in today's society we do make a lot of decisions that aren't very healthy. I think one good idea would be to get the nutritional facts about what is served at the dining halls better displayed. I looked and saw that there is a book of the nutritional information when you walk in, but no one takes the time to look at it. If the information was displayed where the food is served, I think more people would pay attention to it. Things are going well in the group. Everyone has been willing to participate and is getting along well. Right now I don't have any questions about the project.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Interview Mistakes

I agree with the article. I think all these mistakes would be fairly big in an interview. I think people have made bigger mistakes in interviews than some of these, but these mistakes are probably far more common. I have never had an interview. I think the biggest thing people can do to have a successful interview is just try to relax. I think if you are too uptight going into the interview, you are going to be too nervous and not be able to portray yourself in the right light. Other than trying to relax, I think practicing like the article says will help. If you can think about some of the answers you will give, it will make the interview much easier.