Monday, April 20, 2009


Technology definitely helped our group in many ways when preparing our project proposal. We used email numerous times to help communicate with each other outside of the classroom. We also used blackboard to post information concerning our group meetings for others to view. Using the computer was a big part of our project considering our main focus was in the development of a facebook page to help connect with others around the world to promote the healthy campus initiative. Technology helped us in so many ways and without it, our project would not have been as successful nor would the idea of having a facebook page be an issue.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ethical Principles

From the examples that we have discussed in class, I have learned a great deal on the importance of having a guiding set of ethical principles when entering the workplace.

When trying to enter the workplace, it is very important to address specific information in a proper and informative manner to the person applying for the job. It is also important that the issue that you are addressing is easy for him/her to understand and comprehend. The information should be presented in a way that is easy to follow but most importantly, the workplace should follow a set of ethical principles. From the information discussed in class, I have learned how important it is for one to establish and follow a set of ethical principles when maintaining and entering the workplace. This helps prevent any form of trouble of problematic issues from becoming present within the workplace and among those who surround the workplace. As I prepare to enter the workforce, I would explain my own set of ethical principles to the one I interview with or through any form of writing that I issue to the person head of the workplace I am applying for. I will explain to them the morals that I hold as well as what I have come to learn as being both ethical and fair in the workforce. It is important to stand up for what is right by also having the opportunity to work for one who both supports and follows the same ethical principles that I hold as well.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Miscommunication in the Work Setting

As a server at Spinners Resort and Marina, I have definitely witnessed when information was miscomunicated in the work setting.

It was a very busy night when a big miscommunication occurred. It all happened because one of the hostesses had messed up by taking a party of four to the wrong table. Considering each server is assigned a section and a table in a specific order, the hostess sat the group at a table in which one server was not supposed to get since she had already had a few tables and one of the other servers had not been assigned a table yet. Needless to say, the server who was supposed to be assigned a table was very upset. However, the group of people had already been sat and therefore could not be redirected to another table. The aftermath was that a huge confusion was created between the two servers. The one serving the table didn't want to give it up considering she had already started waiting on them and the girl who had not been assigned a table was mad that her party was given to the wrong section. The miscommunication could have easily been prevented had the hostesses read the seating chart correctly and assigned the party to the correct table.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the class date where the last of the presentations were presented. However, I did hear that the presentation concerning autism was quite interesting. I would probably have found this to be a good presentation as well considering it is a topic I enjoy hearing about. This is probably because the topic relates to some of the children found in school settings today. I have also gained a lot of information concerning the issue in past courses.

I can honestly say that I have never had to put an online portfolio together before. Therefore, its hard for me to answer any questions regarding the portfolio that will be due on March 23. However, I am eager to see how everything turns out and how the portfolio ends up!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Class Presentations!

I can honestly say that I have truly enjoyed each presentation presented within the last few classes. However, there were three presentations that caught my attention.

I really enjoyed Kenneth's presentation concerning the Boykin Spaniel. It was really interesting to learn that our state's dog was in fact the Boykin Spaniel. It was also interesting to hear about specific characteristics that the dog has and how Kenneth was able to train him on his own easily. However, presenting his own Boykin Spaniel to the class was a great way to capture the attention of the audience because it definitely caught mine! I love animals so his presentation was very easy for me to remember!

I also enjoyed Harry's presentation on asian stereotypes. Maybe this is because I am a really close friend of his and knew he would probably choose this as his presentation topic, but I can say I did enjoy hearing his take on asian stereotypes considering he is Korean. The videos were also quite hillarious and eye-catching!

Scott also gave a very interesting and eye-catching presentation on something I had not even heard of; a Jetlev Flyer. It was really fascinating to hear about it and watch the videos of people actually using them. It was also cool to hear about how it worked and the price that it cost to purchase one! I have never heard of this but in the future, I would love to have the opportunity to try it out!

Overall, each presentation provided has been both unique and interesting! I have really enjoyed hearing about the issues that others within my class are passionate about!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cover Letters!!!

The articles found through this website was in fact very beneficial and interesting to read! For the most part, I did in fact agree with the advice provided within the articles on the website.
Everything was very interesting to read through and gave me ideas I hadn't even thought of, especially since I didn't really know what I should include in a cover letter.

When reading the article concerning cover letters I was quite shocked to notice that it said that cover letters aren't in fact the first thing a company goes through or notices. This was something I found odd considering I thought it was in fact the first thing to actually grab the attention of the company. However, it is interesting to know that a cover letter does in fact set you apart from any other individual trying to apply for the same position.

I also found it interesting when the article explained what to include and what not to include in the cover letter. This allowed me to take a step back and realize what a cover letter is really about and the impact it will make in a company's decision. It was also interesting that you can add a PS to the end of your cover letter and write in your handwriting to add to the letter. This was interesting yet quite different that what I would have expected a cover letter to have. I have never heard of this (putting it in your handwriting) but its pretty cool to think that this would really set you apart and grab the attention of the reader/company.

This website provided a lot of useful information that I can definitely use when writing my own cover letter!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Client Project

This week our class had the opportunity to meet with Jennifer Goree to speak on the client project that our group will be working on for the next couple of weeks. I am very excited about having the opportunity to get involved and help in the ultimate goal of reaching a "healthier campus".

As group, we have tossed a few ideas around that we could potentially use in our project. However, we haven't come up with exactly what we want our project to cover. We've talked about issues concerning particular ideas involving campus students and budget cost. Our biggest concern was finding ideas for our project that would work and fit budget costs for the campus university. It's hard to meet both requirements, while also finding ideas that pertain to the students at Clemson and their wants and needs as well. One idea we mentioned was free and an excellent form of social and physical activity. We have bowman field, why not use it to its full potential? We brought up the idea to use the field as a form of free use in activities. Have materials for students or bring your own and form your own teams in various outdoor activities. Play any sport you wish and allow anyone to come out and join at anytime. This allows students to meet new people, interact with others, and most importantly get involved in positive physical activity. However, our only concern would be that the materials may get stolen or students would not use such opportunities in a correct and positive way.

So far, our group has had the opportunity to toss ideas around and gain the opinions of each other. Though we haven't come to a conclusion on the idea we wish to use for our project, I have confidence that we will be able to.