Your interview contains many interdisciplinary connections.
The Assignment: Take a stand or a viewpoint on a particular issue covered within the interview.
Connect the content of the interview in support of your own viewpoint.
1. Identify at least three major concepts or recurring themes emphasized throughout the interview.
2. Search the web and make a connection between at least two of these themes and a news article within a major local, national, or international media outlet (newspapers, websites, etc.).
3. Once you have found your connections, create your own news article of the interview focusing on this theme (feel free to use more then one theme). The article should be no more then 500 words. The focus of your article should be informative and persuasive.
Your interview is focused on a particular area of research, business, or industry. The Assignment: Pick one of the options below and complete an essay of no more than 500 words. Background: Often industries gravitate towards particular regions of the country (e.g. silicon valley, the auto industry, the research triangle, energy/oil, news, entertainment), but it is also common to find pockets of industry innovation.
Option 1: Identify and describe the focus of the largest employers (or small/medium businesses) in your town or state.
What is the scale of outreach for these employers (e.g. local, statewide, national, or international)?
Summarize the most recent news article that you can find related to one of these largest employers (or small/medium businesses)?
How does this article relate to a concept that you are currently covering in school?
Option 2: Many institutions of higher education have small-business incubation centers or specific programs/resources devoted to assisting people with new business ideas.
Find out about the small business incubators in your local community, region, or state.
Describe the type of information you were able to find on the web related to these type of resources.
What is your idea for a new business?
How could people and/or other companies benefit from your new idea or service?
Option 3: Analyze the types of industries that are most prominent among your stateís top 20 employers.
How are these industries fairing in the current economy?
Describe how at least one of these employers is approaching the challenge of globalization.
Option 4: Pick an industry that is of interest to you and do a search of the job openings and qualifications for that industry.
What are the general requirements for these job openings?
Identify at least two job responsibilities from within the job descriptions that you feel complement your existing strengths.
Identify at least one job responsibility which you feel you would need to improve.
What steps can you take to make improvements in this area?