The culture of an institution can have a strong effect on morale. Morale can be positive or negative and affects your attitude, satisfaction, and outlook. If morale is positive, you’re happier and more productive.
In two paragraphs, reflect on the following:
--How would you describe the culture at your school and how does it affect your morale?
--How can understanding the effect of culture on your morale help you in your career search and in your professional life?
In the workplace, an effective team member is one who does his or her job in a way that contributes to the project’s goal. This requires team members to be trustworthy and efficient, among other things, and to communicate. Fortunately, you have the opportunity to develop teamwork skills in school.
Reflect on the last time you were part of a team or group at your school. In a paragraph or two, answer these four questions (use complete sentences):
--What project were you working on and what was your role on the team?
--Do you feel you made a substantive contribution to the project? Did everyone else agree?
--What did you or your fellow team members do specifically to ensure that you were each effective members of the team?
--What could you or other team members have done differently to have been more effective?
Companies commonly research potential employees’ LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, blogs, and other social media accounts before hiring them. To make a good impression on would-be employers, you need to use social media in a conscious and professional way.
Reflect on your use of social media. Write a paragraph or two about what you need to create, update, or change on your professional sites (such as LinkedIn) and what you may have to create, delete, or modify on your personal sites (such as Facebook). Be specific and explain why you would make the changes.