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After conducting an interview with someone from the business you're observing, analyze how character, values, and virtues are infused into the business world.
Learn how to conduct an informational interview. Some of the questions are specific to discovering information about getting a job in the field, but can be adapted for the purposes of your assignment.
11 do's and don'ts while interviewing. Some of the suggestions are specific to job interviews, but can be adapted for the purposes of your assignment.
Learn how to ask better questions. Before your interview, write a list of questions you would like to see answered. Use these tips to write that list.
The Ethics of Business by
Call Number: HF 5387 .G555 2012
Publication Date: 2011-10-10
Discover some of the ethical dilemmas that face people in business today and how they should respond. The authors present to students the essential concepts, ideas, and issues involved in ethics in business and emphasize the individual acting person and what it means to have character and integrity when doing business.
Winners Never Cheat by
Call Number: HF 5387 .H863 2005
Publication Date: 2005-03-23
Huntsman presents the lessons of a lifetime: a passionate, inspirational manifesto for returning to the days when your word was your bond, a handshake was sacred, and swarms of lawyers weren't needed to back it up. This is no mere exhortation: it's a practical business book about how to listen to your moral compass, even as others ignore theirs.
Visual Rhetorical Analysis
Analyze how rhetoric is used in the business you're observing to convey messages to intended audiences.
Research Analysis and Information Literacy
Research and analyze other companies in the same industry as the business you are observing. LDSBC Library has a number of databases to help you with doing company and industry reports. Here is a list of our favorite databases to help you find industry and company information.
Glassdoor is a database of company information created by contributing employees. Find company reviews, interview questions, benefit reviews, and other similar information.
Find information about a nonprofit. Guidestar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization.
Hoover's Company Records
The ProQuest Business Collection offers access to Hoover's Company Records. Hoover's provides detailed information on companies and industries.
IBIS World: Industry Reports
IBIS World contains industry reports. The reports are comprehensive, well organized, easy to read, and give you information on nearly any industry you can imagine.
Privco is the premier source for locating business and financial information on private non-publicly traded corporations as well family owned companies.
Written Communication Evaluation
Evaluate what types of writing are done in the business you are observing.