Sunday, November 16, 2008

Team Projects

I think this project is a great opportunity for us to experience how people work together on projects in the business world. We have learned to colaborate as a whole and combining each individual idea into one central goal. Our biggest challenge was just finding a time for everyone to meet since we all have very busy schedules. It was also difficult when not all our team members showed up. I will definately take this experience and use what I have learned in future group projects I may have.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Communication is very important when playing a team sport. When I used to play volleyball, we were constantly talking to our teammates on the court, telling hitters where to hit the ball, servers where to place it, and setters where to set it. This was extrememly important in winning a volleyball match and my team worked very hard at improving our communication. However, ometimes something would go wrong and miscommunication would occur. This lead to disaster. For example, during one of our matches I was going up to hit a ball from the middle of the court. The other team had been doing a double block the entire game, meaning there were only two girls at the net trying to stop my hit from going over. However, this time they decided to put three girls up there. Since I knew there were only going to be two blockers I was more focused on where to hit the ball on the court, and I failed to notice the third girl and ended up hiting the ball directly into her hands. If one of my teammates had yelled "triple" maybe I would have noticed the other blocker and changed my swing so that I could have made a better attack. Communication makes it easier, especially since it is so hard for one person to see the entire court. Im sure it is the same way in the business world. It is easier to come up with ideas or solutions to problems when everyone is communicating together instead of just trying to work on their own.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Mock Interview

I thought my interview went very well. I did not feel nervous before going in or during the interview. I did have a question that threw me about my best experience at Clemson that dealt with marketing. However I made up a story that seemed to fit! I learned that communicating during interviews kind of comes natural to me. During my next interview I would just be sure to read up on the company so that I could have good questions to ask the interviewer.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


One presentation I really enjoyed was Rob's on the historical events of October 3rd. I thought it was really creative and origional and it actually had some interesting information. For example, the fact that Abe Lincoln declared the date of Thanksgiving and that OJ Simpson was found not guilty on that day. I also enjoyed Kate's presentation on how to make Lemon Bars. I thought it was a great idea to make her handout the actual recipe. Plus I enjoyed the samples! And lastly, I thought Trevor's how to be a baller presentation was very entertaining. I believe that a presentation that keeps me listening and makes me laugh is a good one. And I liked the graphics on the power point slide.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I am loving the cooler weather that we have been experiencing for the past week. By living in Florida for the past two years, I have missed out on the changing seasons. I cannot wait for the leaves to start changing colors and it is great to be able to go to a football game and tailgate without being so hot! Another thing about the cooler fall weather is that it means that my two favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, are just around the corner. I enjoy Thanksgiving so much because I get to spend time with my family, watch football, and eat amazing food! And it reminds me that Christmastime is about to start!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cover Letters

I was not aware that cover letters are usually only if the company is interested in you after reading and reviewing your resume. I would have thought they would read the cover letter first.

I believe the best advice the article gave was that it is important to draft your cover letters so that they relate to the company your sending it too. This is better than just mass mailing the same cover letter because the information you put in your letter will relate more to the company if it is customized.

I think the article is very useful and I agree with all the tips and pointers. I will definately use the cover letter checklist it gives at the end when writing my cover letters.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Job Interview

I read "Four Dont's When Dealing with Recruiters" and "How to Deal with Interview Stress" I think these two articles were very helpful. I feel like most people do get nervous and stressed before an interview. The decision of hiring you is in the hands of the one interviewer, so it is important to impress them. Having a bad interview could result in losing that particular job position, so there is a lot of pressure. I sometimes get stressed out, so the tips about breathing deeply, pausing if you cant think of something to say right away, and arriving ten minutes early are good tips for me to think about. That way I wont arrive late and be rushing and I wont say something irrelevent during an awkward silence. I also know now that I should not be overly nice in the interview, which I can see myself doing.