Sunday, April 25, 2010
In my SLP I learned a lot about the different volunteering that goes on in our community. Not just from my own but from others. There is a great need for service and it helped to be a part of it. There is a need on a local level that is unimaginable. I have seen first hand that food banks, hospitals, and other outreach centers in the Lansing area. Making a commitment to our community is something that makes your self worth valuable.
For my PLCR the interview that I did with Jane Crowner did not enlighten me to a cultural language in the packaging field. There were many facets to the packaging field and without knowing if I will specialize in the food industry or being in physics. The jargon will definitely be different.
Being proactive is something I associate with finishing school. I have been a student on and off for many years and now I am trying very hard to stay focused and finish what I have started many years ago. By going over the 7 habits it has left me feeling very positive in my effort.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
This has never been a problem. I always have the vision of the end I just need to be patient and consistent with my decisions.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Organizing myself is very difficult. I think I would be more successful with things in my life.
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Competitiveness is something I enjoy. I always want to be a winner in the things I do.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
I really need to read this book. I see a lot of these habits in my personal life. In everything I do I want to be understood (especially in a relationship). In writing this blog I see where I this book will definitely be of great help.
Habit 6: Synergize
I may be turning this into a personal relationship verses developing myself. But by trusting in anything you do you can only have success.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
I think this habit speaks for itself.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Volunteer program has a long history which began in 1896 and was known as the Women's Hospital Association. This is how the hospital first got started and became what it is today. I hope I will be able to create a brochure that will be worth wild and rewarding.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I have enjoyed "making over" myself and having a more professional image that will hopefully lead to opportunities.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Since this assignment was done in a school setting we all have one thing in common. We are all hoping to become graduates in something and look for some type of career for our future. Our online identity is a new way for potential or future employees to find out information about you. In a world where the job market has become very competitive it is important that you are leading with your best foot forward. In watching Adrienne Youtube video she outlined some key factors in how to develop a professional online identity. It is important that you put things out there that are presentable to be seen and if they are not set your accounts to a private status. I found a short article on Identity Construction of Facebook. Maybe that will help others.
Early research on online self-presentation mostly focused on identity constructions in anonymous online environments. Such studies found that individuals tended to engage in role-play games and anti-normative behaviors in the online world. More recent studies have examined identity performance in less anonymous online settings such as Internet dating sites and reported different findings. The present study investigates identity construction on Facebook, a newly emerged nonymous online environment. Based on content analysis of 63 Facebook accounts, we find that the identities produced in this nonymous environment differ from those constructed in the anonymous online environments previously reported. Facebook users predominantly claim their identities implicitly rather than explicitly; they “show rather than tell” and stress group and consumer identities over personally narrated ones. The characteristics of such identities are described and the implications of this finding are discussed.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Literature review
- 3. Focus of the present study
- 4. Methods
- 5. Results
- 6. Discussion
- Appendix 1. Rules for coding Facebook pages (abbreviated)
|Zhao S., Grasmuck S., Martin J. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2008.02.012|
|Identity construction on Facebook: Digital empowerment in anchored relationships|
|(2008) Computers in Human Behavior, 24 (5), pp. 1816-1836.|
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This question can be very difficult to answer. Especially in a tough economy it is very important to make yourself stand apart from other candidates. Selling yourself can sometimes feel like your being over confident, but sometimes it is necessary. I answered this question by stating some to the point facts. I feel that my strengths are being a team player, loyal, dedicated to achieving the goal or task that is put before me. Some of my weaknesses is that I tend to want to control the situation/project and take more of a lead. I also like everyone to take some part of a task and not everyone may not be on board. I have to step back and let people work on what is best for them.
#2What qualities can you bring to our company?
This question needs to be honest and forthcoming without sounding conceded. My response would be I am honest, loyal, and hard working. My organizational skills allow for effective time management. I am also someone who believe in leading by example. (I would then give an example). I feel these skills bring a positive work environment.
#3Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
There are many different phrases for this one. It could be 6 months to 10 years. I have always been told to answer honestly, but also answer to make yourself stand out. I see myself building a career with this company. With the client contact and the new business that has been generated I have trained my staff to always step into my shoes. I hope to have more of a trainer or leadership role with the company within that time frame.
#4How do you resolve conflict?
To be an effective leader you must listen to all sides of the situation. What are the factors and is there a way for resolution that makes sense. It is not always fun to be the leader but certain situations may cause for some sort of corrective action if necessary.
#5Why did you leave your last job?
Being honest is the most important. I was let go due to the fact that I inadvertently gave information to a husband that was not listed on the account and only the wife was. This information had also been given by others but because I knew the customer the situation was to have my employment end.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
In her spare time she is a single mother to a twelve year old boy named Caleb. This is one of the greatest joys and hardest work that she has encountered by being a single parent, but very worthwhile. Some activities they enjoy are camping, traveling, playing games, and other family adventures. She hopes by working and studying hard these traits will be instilled in her son as he becomes an adult,