I would like to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Business Management for several reasons. It will give me a goal to reach for, it will help me excel in both my present career and in the future, and it will give me something to do during my free time while I am not at work.
The goal I am striving for is the actual diploma stating that I have a baccalaureate degree in Business Management. I feel that this goal is achievable and can be obtained in the next few years. I believe that I should always set goals for myself so that I know which direction I want to head in life. In the process of reaching this goal, I will be able to take the skills learned in class and put them to use in the job I currently have. I hope to become more proficient in the skills I already have and to become more self-efficient in the tasks I have to perform. I would like to become a better communicator in both verbal expression and written forms. I would like to learn how to get my message across in a more clear and concise manner while communicating with both peers and management at work. I feel this would help both my present employer and myself, now and in the future. I feel the better I become at my job while using the new application skills I will learn while attending school for my graduate degree, will better the company, which will in turn help my career in the future. (more…)
Congress enacted the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in 1967 (Bennett-Alexander, 326). Even though the Act was passed more than thirty years ago, age discrimination still exists today. Although some of the cases of age discrimination may not be intentional, many are. Whatever the reason for the discrimination, intentional or unintentional, it still violates the ADEA. For this reason, it is important for employers to understand the ADEA and ways in which they can prevent being sued for age discrimination.
The ADEA states:
Sec. 4 (a) It shall be unlawful for an employer-
(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privilege of employment, because of such individual’s age;
(2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual’s age; or
(3) to reduce the wage rate of any employee in order to comply with this chapter (Age Discrimination in, 2). (more…)
What do I think about Education
Education is the pursuit of knowledge, not a goal that can be reached after obtaining a college degree. A person, no matter how much they know, can never stop learning simply because they have completed a college or master degree program. Instead, a person is educated when he or she continues to devote their lives to understanding what they do not yet still comprehend or know.
It centralizes on acquiring knowledge to promote intellectual and personal growth. Education is about acquiring information, learning new skills and developing already existing abilities.
Education opens windows and doors to so many things, such as history, biology, astronomy and so forth. Without education one cannot know the nature and dedication that our forefathers went through so we can have the world we live in today.
Education stems from the day we are born. We are being educated from that point on until eternity. In essence education is the commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, with a mind constantly open to new theories and innovations. (more…)
Everybody has been a student and students complain about their grades. Students seem to be right to complain about the grades because our grading system is not a good one and causes a lot of pressure on students but can we say that we should completely eliminate the grading system. Although we can’t take out the whole grading system, we can make some adjustments to make it fairer and decrease the pressure on students.
The major problem about the grading system is that it has very large intervals to determine grades. For instance every student who gets from 0 to 59 percent gets an “F” which means failure but is it true that every one in this interval has an equal knowledge. Is it fair that a student with 55 percent on an exam place in the same category, F, with a student who got 12 percent on the same exam? The solution to this unfairness can be dividing 100 points into 10 intervals where students getting below 60 still fails but showing how close he was to pass the course. This way we can also solve the problem of “what is the difference between a student with 59 and who fails the course and a student who got 60 and passed?” Because teachers could say “you are not qualified to pass but still we see that you know many things about the lesson.” (more…)
When describing myself, there are many ways with can be done. Do I tell you that I have curly brown hair, brown eyes, short, with a medium build, or do I tell you that I talk incessantly, cackle when I laugh, and absolutely love life. I feel the need to wear my soul on my sleeve, willing to tell everyone almost anything about myself. I am very trusting of people, often too trusting. I am a very trustworthy person; I take everything to the grave, and expect others to do the same. In a nutshell, that’s me.
My physical appearance has changed significantly over the years. As a child, my nickname was skinny, in Spanish. I was always a very small child. I was average height, until about sixth grade, when I became tall. I am still the same height as I was when I hit my growth spurt today, and I will die this height. I had sleeping problems, which caused there to be hollows under my eyes. I hadn’t discovered my curly hair, or what to do about it quite yet. As a child, I was not attractive. (more…)
From the day we’re born most of our parents dream of the day when their sons and daughters graduate from college and become successful. Those dreams eventually become expectations and are constantly drilled into our minds as we become older. So most of us accept the idea that landing a successful job means getting a college degree, when in reality this isn’t true. There are many alternatives to obtaining a successful working career other than by way of obtaining a college degree. I will describe three career paths, other than a college degree, that a person can choose and have a successful career. The first would be the United States Armed Forces, the second would be professional sports, and the third would be attaining on-the-job training and specialized job certifications.
Let’s begin with the United States Armed Forces, which is often criticized and least encouraged by many people of all other career paths. But how many people know that the military has one of the best retirement plans? This is one of the military’s best kept secrets. If a person were to enlist for active duty military service at the age of 18 in any branch of the military, he or she could retire and collect a military pension by the age of 38. Upon retirement you would be entitled to full medical benefits indefinitely; you would also receive a monthly check calculated to 50% of what you grossed monthly at your date of retirement. Upon completing the first term in the military under honorable conditions, you are entitled to a veteran’s loan, towards the purchase of your home. This is a guaranteed loan provided by the government at the lowest interest rate available. And the loan is at your disposal until you decide to use it. But most of the focus is on earning money towards a college. (more…)
Writing a diploma paper is an extremely difficult and time-consuming process. Therefore, we should treat it very seriously and not postpone the activity for a later time. Of course before you start to write your paper you have to choose a topic. Select the one that you are most interested in, so that you find it gratifying to write about it. When you have a suitable topic you have to do a lot of reading in this field. It will give you the general knowledge how your paper should look like. As a result, you will be ready to write an outline of your work, which will demonstrate the basic elements of it.
After that you can start to create an introduction, which may explain why you decided to pick the topic or what the paper will be about. Later you may begin writing the particular sections of your paper. This will probably be the longest part of the whole process, as it needs a lot of correction and sometimes even rewriting the whole piece of writing from the very beginning. At this stage you will certainly need a lot of help from your supervisor.
Martin Luther King an exceptional civil rights leader who began the major change in the south that we in fact see today. Before King came on the scene there were many problems with diversity in the south. Blacks were not allowed to eat or even go to the same places as the whites; everything that was available was segregated. Due to King he began the most powerful step in the right direction on the fight against segregation in the south. He started small then worked his way politically toward Washington DC, which without a doubt was an awesome move. That move in particular made all the hurt and pain of the blacks visible to the whole nation to see and decide for them where we stand in terms of diversity as a nation.
In our society today I really believe that we have come a long way from the spraying and restaurant segregation however it is not those acts that I am concerned about; I just want to be treated fairly. Whether it be for employment or even school or excepted by another race, I just believe that once we can see past the color of ones skin and start to examine ones character we will have defeated diversity.
Professtional sports agents not only handle the business and legal deals for professional athletes but also negotiate contracts and help athletes manage their money. One thinking that the career of a sports agent is a nine to five desk job is seriously mistaken. In most cases, sports agents do much traveling to meet athletes and league representatives as well as to recruit new clients (Bridges). Although this information may be true for this career today, it’s beginnings were quite different. In the beginning of professional sports, many professional athletes found themselves in a serious predicament with the legal and financial problems.
To counter this problem, they looked for someone to aid and manage all these problems so they could focus on their jobs (“Public Relations Specialists”). And, although the historical significances of sports agents demonstrated innovations and ingenuity, the future of sports agent remains of utmost importance for one pursuing a job in this specialized field. The Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts faster than average growth for sports agents until 2008. In seeking a career as a sports agent, a person should consider training, the cost of training, conditons on the job, and the benefits of the profession. (more…)
In the business market today, a college education is something to be treasured. In both earning and learning prospective, a college education is worth every penny. An Anonymous person once said, “If you think the price of education is expensive, try the price of ignorance. You pay for ignorance everyday for the rest of your life.” In 2000, 84% of American adults ages 25 and over had at least completed high school and 26% of those had continued on to receive a bachelor’s degree or higher, both at all-time highs. The same study also showed that more American women than men have received bachelor’s degrees every year since 1982. People decide to go to college for many reasons. Some of the most persuasive motives are self-worth, better job opportunities, and economic value.
Our self-esteem influences what we think, how we communicate, how we act, and how others treat us. In regards to education, I believe a better job, financial stability and respect in your workplace are all factors that can promote your self-worth. Without a college degree you may be just settling for a certain job, which can lead to unhappiness. Going to a job everyday that you really don’t want to do doesn’t help your self-esteem. With a degree you can earn respect at your workplace, which empowers you to perform your job to the fullest and look forward to coming to work the next day. You will feel that you are worth more to society and to yourself. (more…)