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see our team excelling at this. It was very ambiguous to me what was expected of our group before this class, but now I have a better understanding of it and feel that it is going to be fun. What this project is trying to teach me will most definitely go beyond the classroom because I work for my dad’s engineering company and he is constantly giving sales pitches to prospective clients. I can take the information I’ve learned in class and apply it to the actual business world through my dad’s company and hopefully be successful in doing so. My teammates and I have already begun to brainstorm ideas about how we want to go about the project, but nothing is for certain just yet. March 24, 2011 This class was a very helpful and informative class. I say this because of the fact that the two things I need the most help on are my resume and my interview skills. This class discussed the importance of competencies and forced me to diagnose my key strengths and weaknesses. I learned that there are a few specific competencies that companies narrow in on and that are essential to have. Taking the list of competencies that Dr. Neff provided for us that showed what companies are looking for in prospective employees, I compared myself to it. The assignment for the day was to take the list of competencies and make a list of competencies you believe you have while including a short story as to why you feel you have a specific one. This was extremely helpful for me because in past interviews, the interviewer has asked questions along the lines of what are your key traits or what my strengths are, and I never really had a reliable answer. After doing this exercise, I now feel more comfortable answering this question and I know the next time it comes up in an interview I will have a very good answer for it. March 29, 2011 Coming into this class I was a bit nervous. I was nervous because we were told to bring in our resumes and I figured that either Dr. Neff was going to be reviewing them or one of my peers was. My resume isn’t all that great so I was ashamed by it and didn’t want anyone to see it until I could further expand my work experience and make it look legitimate. However, I was also a little bit excited because it was an opportunity for me to see what was wrong with my resume through another person’s eyes which I had never done before. After exchanging resumes with a peer, I reviewed their resume and tried to compare mine to theirs. I wanted to see how they formatted it, worded it, anything that could possibly improve mine just by looking at someone else’s. We were also instructed to provide feedback on the back of the resume we were reviewing and that especially made me nervous. I didn’t want to get my resume back and see all the bad critiques on it. Once I received my resume back, to my surprise, the response from the person reviewing it was actually a good one. They said it was formatted in an organized manner and that my prior work experience was impressive. After reading my feedback I was no longer as embarrassed about my resume. I plan to make drastic improvements on it and to never stop bettering it. Also, after reviewing resumes, we started to discuss the case “We Googled You.” I found this case to be very interesting because it was so true. Now days people can find anything on the internet, especially with the invention of facebook.
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  • Fall '11
  • JohnJukes
  • English-language films, Regulatory Focus Theory, Dr. Neff

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