What is it like to be a business professional working in the international business arena? Your assignment is to interview an individual whose occupation involves significant exposure to international business dealings (sales, purchasing, legal contracts, logistics, marketing, etc.). Get to know what their reality is in adjusting to the challenges created by international implications.
The interview with your subject should last at least 20minutes in length with the preferred format being in-person, via telephone is acceptable, and electronic interviews are the last resort. Review the following questions: Continue reading
Using materials from magazines such as Forbes, Fortune, Working Women, and BusinessWeek, research the best companies to work for in America and the cultures of those organizations. Out of all the companies identified in Step 1, choose two companies where you would most like to work. Write a report on the two companies you have selected. Include what you discovered about the cultures of these two organizations and why you would like to work there. Examine the impact that you think the management has on the organization’s culture. Continue reading
Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s position that corporal punishment is permissible as a school discipline technique? If you became a teacher or principle, would you use corporal punishment? If so, when and under what circumstances? If you had children, how would you feel about your children being subjected to corporal punishment? Continue reading
Each of these materials below addresses the financial aspect of the Affordable Care Act. Review them and write a brief description of your initial, emotional reaction to the cartoon. Think critically about the message that the cartoon attempts to communicate. Describe your personal position regarding this message. Continue reading
Give your views on the relationship between sustainability and changing education paradigms How can divergent thinking be useful when looking at issues of sustainability? Why is it necessary to consider being wrong ? Consider how the perspective of looking back at the planet from space may help us understand the beautiful and fragile nature of life on earth. Continue reading
Democracy is predominantly practiced by the western world. The disdain Arab nations have towards colonial powers has given democracy a negative connotation. Discuss the causes and effects of the lack of democratic governance in the Middle East. The populations of oil-producing states in the Middle East benefit from the distributive nature of the state, and thus have no reason to pursue greater political freedoms. Non-oil producing states on the other hand have an authoritative one-party system where the regimes promise economic well-being and security/stability in their region in exchange for the population’s political freedoms. Continue reading
Watch the movie Koran By Heart on Youtube and give a short summary of the film, clearly specifying its main themes and topics. Describe how the film’s subjects define, understand, and relate to the Qur’an: what is its meaning for them? Reflect on the ways in which culture, politics, and gender inform the lives of the film’s subjects and their understanding of Islam. Continue reading