Friday, December 5, 2008

Next Years Students

My recommendations for next year would be to keep up with the work. Don't let yourself get behind because it can be difficult to catch up.

Another helpful hint would be to not be afraid to get a little demanding of the client on the client project. Don't let them just dilly dally around and not give you the information. If you bug them a little bit then they will respond.

Go to class is another hint.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Group work

I have learned that it is really hard to come together and spend an hour or two as a group. All of the group members have projects in most of their classes. This means that there are other groups that they have to meet with.

One of the biggest challenges has been communication with the client. I realize that this is a real world problem that myself as well as my other team members will deal with the rest of our lives. It can be frustrating, and you might end up putting together a project at the last minute, but you have to stick with it.

Dual Coding Theory

Dual coding theory is used in this ad because you see the language, practice like champions and we believe, then you process the visual stimulus. The colors and size of the words helps the words to stand out, rather than the door frame, or the brick wall. These two phrases are the first things that draws you attention to them when you look at it. You first read them, then you notice how colorful they are, and the two processes come together and make you remember it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Miscommunication in Workplace

An example of when there was a miscommunication in one of my jobs is when I was doing tree work about 5 years ago.

I was up in a tree about 60 feet up when my boss tried to tell me something from the ground. I could not understand him because of the wind and he got a little bent out of shape about it. It could have been avoided if we were to buy these cool hard hats that have radio communications built into them. I would have been able to understand him clearly and he would not have gotten upset. It wasn't that big of a deal but it didn't need to occur.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Job Interview

I wasn't really nervous during my job interview because I have had to go through quite a few of them already in my lifetime. The only thing that I was nervous about was the other people in the room. I realize that this was a good thing because there is nothing that says that a job interview has to take place on a one on one basis.

One of the questions that threw me was the one about what questions would you like to ask me. I am used to interviewers asking the questions and I came up with a few on my own but I could use some practice in this area.

If I could do anything differently then I would have looked over a set of questions that I formulated to ask the employer. This would have prepared me a little better for this question.

I learned that Angela is really good at doing mock job interviews. I really thought that she did an excellent job at asking the right kinds of questions. It was a very positive experience for me.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Late Blog Sorry

The three presentations that I liked the most were Jamie's one about Gatorade, Julie's one about the Wild Horse Race at Cheyenne Frontier Days, and Emily's presentation about showing Dairy Cows.

I liked Jamie's because it was funny and kept me entertained. I enjoyed Julie's because I love rodeo and it is cool to watch one of these races go on. I also enjoyed Emily's because there is a lot that goes into showing cows and it is a big industry. It showed everyone that it takes a lot of work.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cover Letters

I liked the part that said that you need to make your cover letter about the company and what you can do to help the company. Your resume should sale you but the cover letter should be well written to help them consider you for the position.

I did not agree with the part that said that resume's do not help as much as thought. I believe that if you send a company a resume then they will take the time to review it even if they are closely tied in with a college recruiting program.

The part that I found most helpful was the part about the mass e mailing. I do not think that this is a good strategy for the reason that if you send it out to hundreds of people, then you might get a response back from a company and not know anything about their business. I also think that it is impossible to make a cover letter that relates to how you will help each company if you send out hundreds of resumes.