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Career & Industry Awareness Assignment
To demonstrate an understanding of the workplace, various industries and career options through exploration, research and experiential learning.
Choose 2 industries that you will consider after graduation. Use Microsoft Excel to complete this assignment in a spreadsheet format. Use Hoovers, First Research, S&P’s NetAdvantage or other resources, such as Google, to answer the following:
- Select two industries (An industry is a branch of commercial enterprise concerned with the output of a specified product and/or service).
For each industry list:
- Two industry trade associations (i.e. American Advertising Federation – AAF).
- Two industry trade journals or industry online resources; blogs, online magazines, etc. (i.e. ABA Banking Journal – industry trade journal, www.AI-Online.com – industry online magazine).
- Select two entry-level positions that you would/could apply to with your FOX degree.
- One of the two positions must come from a position posted on FoxNet.
- In section II. (your Excel spreadsheet), list the companies, position titles, and answer the traditional interview question: Why are you interested in this position? (for both positions)
- Please print and attach both job posting to the excel sheet.
- Select one company from either industry you selected. Locate and list the following information (publicly traded company is recommended):
- Names of the company’s top 5 current officers
- The company’s products or services (summarize by product lines or divisions, if the company offers many products and services)
- Two current issues in the company’s industry (minimum 2-3 sentences per issue)
- Outlook for the company’s industry (minimum 2-3 sentences)