Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Technology in our group

Technology really helped our project. We used the internet to find our template for the calendar and do some some researd for healthy recipes and exercises. The group page in Blackboard helped keep track of our meetings and our work. We frequently used email to set meeting times and send important information back and forth concerning our project. As we came together as a group, we commonly used technology to retreive things online and through blackboard. Our group never had any virtual meetings, but we did set up times through email on when and where to meet. Technology is very helpful when group projects are taking place.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ethical Principles

I have never really heard of ethical lapses and learning about them in the business/government/social setting was a shock to me. The examples in class were alarming, however I was not really suprised by them. During the Holocaust, those type of memos were frequent. From these examples of ethical lapses, I learned to be careful in how I write memos and documents when mentioning others.

My ethical prinicples are pretty basic as I have not set a ground for them. As I continue to grow older, I can start to create and mold into the ethical principles I choose. For now, I live by the golden run, treat others as you wish to be treated. Take pride in the things you do and remember everything happens for a reason.

Monday, March 30, 2009


My boyfriend is a graudate student here at Clemson and he has done many group projects. There was one time when he had to do a very large report for his group project. There was a lot of miscommunication occuring throughout the group because it was right around when the project was due. Nick spent many hours doing what he thought the report should be about. It turned out that he had done the completely wrong thing and had to go back at the last minute and change everything! This miscommunication could have been prevented by talking amongst others. Even though they were crushed for time, they could have still layed out the important details of the project so that each member knew what he/she was doing!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

one more week til spring break...

My favorite presentation this week was Kristin's camp experience. I enjoyed this presentation because it was similar to mine and I like comparing the camp that I went to to other camps. It was fun to hear about her experience as a conselor and to hear about all the fun things the camp had to offer.

I don't really have much experience with online portfolios other than the E-portfolio that I must create for Clemson. I am undecided if this is a good experience or bad experience because I honestly have not put much time into it. It will be interesting creating an online portfolio that will include my resume, cover letter, and other goodies that potential careers could look upon. For the portfolio draft due March 23, I need to start my cover letter! Once I have that done, I am pretty much set and ready to begin putting it together.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I really enjoyed all the presentations so far in class. My favorites would have to be Joe B's skyline chili recipe, David's best active athlete competition, and JD's common misconceptions on Student-Athletes.

I liked Joe's presentation mainly because I really love skyline. I was introduced to it by one of my friends here at Clemson who also lives in Ohio. When Joe brought it to class I knew exactly what it was and knew what he was talking about. He was immediately able to catch my attention with this delicious dip!

I liked David's presentation because it was original and he was also able to make the audience laugh which is a bonus. He was able to catch the audience's attention by making them laugh and also presenting on a topic in which everyone was familiar.

I liked JD's presentation because being a student athlete it is nice to have someone show some challenges student athletes go through. Most of the challenges apply to me, I have 6 hours of practice a day, followed with study hall hours, 3 hours of class day, time to eat? sleep? Thanks JD for bringing up these misconceptions. When do we really have time for anything and when can we get cut some slack?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cover Letters

When I first visited this website, I was a little confused because there are so many option! But I am sure this is a good thing. I have never written a cover letter so this information is very useful for me. The cover letter checklist will be helpful when I am starting to write my cover letter. The advice offered about writing cover letters is also very helpful. I do agree with all the advice given here, since I am new to cover letters. Of course when I am actually writing my own I will refer to other sources as well to help. In this tutorial, the sample cover letter and cover letter checklist are the most useful for me. The cover letter is very precise in the format and the way things are set up. I plan on using this site to help me write my cover letter for the mock interview for this class! It is very helpfull all around!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Client Project

Meeting with the client in class was very interesting. This project seems like a lot of fun and will keep everyone in class on their toes coming up with exciting new ideas and brainstorming to meet different student body expectations. What will get my peers attention? Maybe a video, maybe a cookbook, or even a campus wide event. There are many ideas floating around through my head as well as my teams'.

After the freewrite in class, I can continue on my idea. It is not going to be an easy to change the dining halls; however, we can change ourselves. It is easy to figure out what each dining hall is going to serve for the day because it is posted on the websites. We also know the different things they have daily, such as cereal, salad bar and sandwich bar. We could post things online to show what things are safe and healthy to eat and what certain things we should avoid. Also we could create youtubes of students following this or maybe showing the different types of food they are eatting that are healthy from the dining hall. Come to think of it, if enough students are eating healthy in the dining halls, then the unhealthy foods will go uneaten and the staff will catch on to the healthy eating because all the unhealthy food will become over abundance!

My group also came up with the idea of healthy recipe books that are easy to pass around to students with links at the bottom to show how the recipe is actually made. I think this is a great idea, however many students are still using the dining hall meal plans. We have to tend to the majority of the students and help them! Many students that spend so much money on meal plans are not going to have extra money to go buy stuff they can cook.

Questions for you: Once we get our idea set in stone, how do go about getting the student body involved? Do you go through Jennifer Goree?