MGT 301 February 2nd (Day 5)
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nd MGT 301-Febuary 2 2016 (Day 5) WALLSTREET JOURNAL: CAREER DEVELOPMENT I. Is It worth spending the money going to an elite school? a. Do you know how to do the standard procedures? i. You either know it or you don’t. II. Business success is NOT a formula. a. It is more about the small skills and using your resources. i. Business majors have the biggest variance in salary III. Gatton Alum Advice a. Must know yourself--Self awareness b. Have a clear idea and direction i. When interviewing with a corporation have a clear direction or focus. DO NOT tell people... “I am really open minded and I am interested in anything”. ii. You need to know what your focus is and KNOW what you want to do. iii. Be able to tell them how you would add value if hired for company. iv. Add value for others and then you will have a meaning in life. c. You must know the company i. Know the products very well. ii. Read the news about the company. iii. Show real enthusiasm about the work they do. d. Prepare interesting questions about the company. So that you can have interesting conversations. i. Show that you are thinking broadly and deeply. ii. Need to be more than a person that scores well on tests and then forgets information. e. Do not go for an MBA straight out of undergraduate i. You do not have enough depth for that yet. ii. Wait 2-3 years after working then try and get in the best MBA school that you can get into MAXWELL JOURNAL I. Benjamin Franklin-- Page 31-33. a. “When he traveled frequently across the Atlantic Ocean. He took it upon himself to chart the Gulf-Stream”. i. Connection to Lecture Notes: 1. What is it called when you say “my success is in my hands”? ii. Benjamin Franklin had an Internal Locus of Control 1. Franklin’s mind was curious. iii. “They come ready to play every day- no matter how they feel”. 1. No matter how you feel you come to class. 2. Emotional maturity and strength. iv. “Highly competent people always go the extra mile” 1. Going to class to be educated. II. Chapter 18 a. “The best time to do well is starting today”. –Holbein b. “Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates”. Pg. 130 c. “If you know you have talent, and you’ve seen a lot of motion you may lack concrete results.” d. “Anyone who does what he must only when he is in the mood or when it’s convenient isn’t going to be successful.” Pg. 128 e. “To be successful, self-discipline can’t be a one-time event”. i. Steven Covey—wrote 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 1. Covey Principle a. A daily private victory is this… to simply do one difficult good thing each day. It will build power in your life. f. Plato pg. 125 “The first and best victory is to conquer yourself”. IN CLASS LECTURE NOTES I. Informational Interviews a. Find someone (30+ years) farther than you in your desired field: i. Rule 1: Don’t bring your resume ii. Ask them the following question: 1. Tell me about your path. How did you get where you are today? 2. What lessons have you learned along the way? 3. What kind of activities and skills are involved in your work? 4. IF you know them personally ask… a. “What do you see as my strengths and weaknesses?” b. DO NOT ASK: “What do you think I should do?” i. This violates your internal locus of control. II. People and Majors a. Phoebe (From Friends) i. She majored in biology while in college b. Ted Turner i. Billionaire ii. Created TNT, CNN iii. Classics Major c. 1 Female Attorney General i. Chemistry Major d. MORAL OF THE STORY i. What you major in doesn’t have to determine what you do and it doesn’t define who you are. You are not restricted to your major. III. “If I see a cover letter or resume with one single typographical error, it goes out no matter what”. a. It is the little things that matter b. When you are trying to get a job you are putting your best foot forward. c. Print out a hard copy and read it out loud before you submit.
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