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PERSONAL PATH PROJECT The objective of this project is to provide insight into your ideal career or continued education choices based on consideration of self, culture and diversity; it is designed to assist you in making more educated choices in your future. Your responses to the following questions will be the basis of your Personal Path Presentation. Due: 5/31 – Printed and submitted in class Reference Page: All sources, including suggested websites, must be cited in MLA or APA format. (5) Part One: Select and Investigate a School or Company (50) Identify a specific company or school (local or national) that represents your ideal career or potential college/university. Begin by establishing direct contact with a representative of your chosen organization. Use the organization’s website as a secondary source. Use the suggested websites* (page 3) to gain general information on the company as well as perspectives of past and present employees or students of your organization. Respond to the following questions based on your investigation. Include the name and contact information of your representative. Contact name and information: __________________________________________________________________ (10) 1. How does your chosen organization present itself online? a. Is the tone welcoming? b. How transparent is the website? c. What does the site tell you about the organization? d. What is the organization’s mission statement? 2. How does power distance influence communication in this organization? Does management/authority make a point of listening to respecting and collaborating with employees/students? Explain how you determined this. 3. Is there a culture of cooperation (“we”) or competition (“I”) among employees/students? 4. What is the retention rate (percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year or average length of employment) for employees/students? 5. Are the employees/students of this organization personally singled out for their accomplishments (for example: “employee of the month” or highlighting/celebration of students’ achievements)? If yes, how? If not, does this matter to you? 6. Do employees/students have fun? Is creativity encouraged? Explain how you determined this. Type your responses to the above directly below each question. Following that, reflect on your responses; describe how the insight gained will impact your future choice(s). Your reflection should be 2 paragraphs in length. 12-point font, double spaced with one inch margins. This reflection should follow your responses to the questions. 1 Part Two (CH 2) – Culture & Diversity (30) Respond to the following questions based on your previous work and/or school experience. 1. As an employee/student do you prefer a working/learning environment with an individualistic or collectivistic culture? 2. What kind of experiences have you had working/learning with others whose backgrounds differ from your own? Provide a specific example. 3. Discuss a time wherein you faced or witnessed ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudice, or a discrimination challenge. 4. What have you done to further your knowledge about diversity? How have you demonstrated what you have learned? What was your reaction? Type your responses to the above directly below each question. Following that, reflect on your responses. Connect your preferences with your findings from Part One; describe how the insight gained will impact your future choice(s). Your reflection should be 2 paragraphs in length. 12-point font, double spaced with one inch margins. This reflection should follow your responses to the questions. Part Three (CH 3) – Self (30) 1. Based on your understanding of your self-esteem, public/presenting self, self-monitoring levels and impression management, what attributes, characteristics, and behaviors are you showing the world to reveal your talents? 2. Based on your understanding of your private/perceived self, what aspects of your background/experiences hold you back from connecting with others or showcasing your talents? You must refer to Debilitative Thinking (7 fallacies) in your response. Type your responses to the above directly below each question. Following that, reflect on your responses; describe how the insight gained will impact your resume construction and behavior in job or school interviews. Your reflection should be 2 paragraphs in length. 12-point font, double spaced with one inch margins. This reflection should follow your responses to the questions. Part Four – Elevator Pitch (15) Elevator pitches are brief succinct persuasive sales pitches. In this case you are the "product" and you are pitching yourself to someone who is in a position to help you achieve your scholastic or career goals. Your pitch should be unique and memorable—you are unique; it should be too. It should connect your experiences and your goals to the position you are attempting to obtain. Write your pitch in full and then deliver it as if we [this classroom audience] were that human. It will act as a conclusion to your presentation. Include your pitch in your final draft. Format: Should be deliverable in 60 seconds - about 200 words. This pitch should address the following prompts: Where I’ve been / Who I am / Where I’m going 2 Personal Path Presentation 1. Practice out loud 2. Practice your entire presentation 3. Practice standing up…Power Pose! 4. Practice with another human, get feedback! 5. Practice with prepared note cards – You will not be allowed to use your paper as a guide. 6. Record yourself and listen to your use of vocal variety (your phone does this, both audio and video). 7. TIME YOURSELF AS YOU PRACTICE! Total Presentation Time: 5-6 minutes – You will be timed! Introduction: 8 points a. Immediately grab audience attention (2) b. Generate interest in material (2) c. Reveal your career/school (2) AND your contact human d. Transition into first main point (2)  Ask us a question, include a “fun fact”, pause, offer an internal preview … Body: 3 “main points” Part One (6) Summary/reflection/transition Part Two (6) Summary/reflection/transition Conclusion: Elevator pitch. 8 points total Where I’ve been (2) Who I am (2) Yes = 5 points No = 0 points Delivery: 8 points  Tone/pitch/volume (2)  Clarity of ideas (2)  Pause use/rate of speech (2)  Eye contact - crop dust & seed plant (2)  Delivered Standing(5) Met time requirements: 5-6 mins Part Three (6) Summary/reflection/transition Where I’m going (2) * Suggested Websites for Part One http://www.seattlemet.com/articles/2015/3/16/best-places-to-work-2015 Best places to work in Seattle 2015 https://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm Best places to work in North America & Europe 2016 http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm Company stats, information & reviews by current & former employees http://www.onetonline.org/ Provides detailed job descriptions for almost anything you can get paid to do http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/ Blog discusses employment, interviews and self-promotion https://www.linkedin.com/ “World’s largest professional network” – company information, contacts and application procedures 3 ...
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PERSONAL PATH PROJECT
The objective of this project is to provide insight into your ideal career or continued education choices based on
consideration of self, culture and diversity; it is designed to assist you in making more educated choices in your future.
Your responses to the following questions will be the basis of your Personal Path Presentation.
Due: 5/31 – Printed and submitted in class
Reference Page: All sources, including suggested websites, must be cited in MLA or APA format. (5)

Part One: Select and Investigate a School or Company (50)
Identify a specific company or school (local or national) that represents your ideal career or potential college/university.
Begin by establishing direct contact with a representative of your chosen organization. Use the organization’s website as a
secondary source. Use the suggested websites* (page 3) to gain general information on the company as well as
perspectives of past and present employees or students of your organization. Respond to the following questions based on
your investigation. Include the name and contact information of your representative.
Contact name and information:
Carter Rabasa- Developer Evangelist at Twilio
Email: carter@twilio.com
Phone: +12067455000
1. How does your chosen organization present itself online?
The company has a detailed online platform that engages web users. The Twilio platform has a navy blue
background that is attractive to the eye this sets a welcoming and catchy tone. The transparency displayed on the
website is through properly arranged icons that reveal the products offered and the list its customers. The website
confirms the credibility of Twilio as a company and reveals that the company is a cloud communication company
that assists individuals or corporate to build applications to communicate through Voice &Video, Messaging and
Authentication APIs.
2. How does power distance influence communication in this organization? Does management/authority make a point of
listening to respecting and collaborating with employees/students? Explain how you determined this.
As an organization Twilio enjoys a very flexible power distance that accommodates interactions within
individuals in the organization this is because the company works by enabling developers to initiate or innovate
new apps that bring about change. The management is very enthusiastic and supportive of new ideas thereby
setting an enabling its employees to always think outside the box. This conclusion is through the various corporate
customers the company has which include Uber, Intuit, Coca-Cola among others.
3. Is there a culture of cooperation (“we”) or competition (“I”) among employees/students?

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The company has a culture of cooperation where employees form teams and actively engage in research for
new products or innovative solutions.
4. What is the retention rate (percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that
school the next year or average length of employment) for employees/students?
The company is involved in an expansion or growth phase which has seen increased retention rates of
employees as well as security of tenure. Moreover, the company has a visionary outlook and has invested greatly...

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