Journal response

My Professional Work Journal: CLA 1 – CLO 1, CLO 2, CLO 3

Journal response. In Weeks 3-7 you were directed to keep a professional work journal (Please refer to Week 2 for a review of instructions). Now you will review your work journal entries and arrange some of them into an essay. The essay will reflect upon those five (5) weeks of experiences recorded in your journal and what you have learned.  Include how they may have furthered your career or caused you to rethink your career goals.  Your essay should include your experiences, observations, and the key concepts based on the internship and business course experience. The CLA 1 assignment will be a Turnitin paper of 4 to 6 pages.

Your paper should be formatted in APA style. Include at least two (2) peer-reviewed sources related to course material taken in your academic program and scholarly journals.

Reminder About Journaling: Whether you want to be able to look back at where you started, set a future state for yourself and seek a new path, or just deal with present issues, journaling helps you do that in a reflective way. You need not write every day. Journaling gives you a place to better understand yourself, to plan your goals, and to follow-up on goals. One pitfall of journaling is that it can devolve into a log of your feelings for any one day. You want to keep these types of emotional responses from happening.

Week 2

Week 2 Learning Objectives

After completing this Lesson, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and relevance to your academic career by making a connection between knowledge learned in the classroom and practical problems in an off-campus work environment.
  • Identify your strengths, weaknesses, and areas of interest, based on your practical work experience.

Assignments to complete this week:

  • Post DQ Answers by Thursday at 11:59pm
  • Post DQ Peer Responses by Sunday at 11:59pm
  • This assignment is required, however, it is not graded directly.

If you have questions or need to discuss this further contact your professor through the GAP course.

Discussion Information: This week is an introduction to keeping a professional journal. Starting in Week 3 make sure you have at least two (2) entries in your journal each week using the template provided as a guide.. For Weeks 3 through 7 – You will be contributing to your own professional journal with entries that are being reported on by you as you participate in your Internship and business courses and will be shared in Week 8. Information for the journal keeping assignment is provided in the Internship Course Resource under the Supplementary Material in this Gap course including articles and a suggested journal template to follow. Students are to make at least two (2) entries in their professional journal each week for Weeks 3-7 to be reported in CLA 1 in Week 8.  While Journaling is not a requirement in Weeks 9 through 14, we encourage you to continue the practice, and to use the information to help with your CLA2.

mentoring techniques that would assist in meeting the desired outcome for the plan

This outline should provide a clear vision for working with the mentee and meeting the preliminary short-term and long-term goals already established. The outline must include realistic activities you can and will implement with your mentee. In addition, research a minimum of three articles (3-5 pages each) that support two coaching and two mentoring techniques that would assist in meeting the desired outcome for the plan.

Individual Development Plan Outline

Mentor Value Proposition: 

Mentee’s Vision: 

Needs Assessment Results: 

Short-Term Goals (0-6 months): 

Long-Term Goals (6 months-2 years): 

Activities to Meet Short-Term Goals: 

Activities to Meet Long-Term Goals:

Mentoring Techniques (to support the predetermined activities): 

Coaching Techniques (to support the predetermined activities): 

Obstacles or Concerns: 

Observations/Results (determined after implementation): 

Modifications or Future Suggestions (determined after implementation):

Essay help on congressional committess/legislation assignment

Essay help on congressional committess/legislation assignment

Identify and choose two congressional committees (Links to an external site.) .  Identify one from the House and one from the Senate that are the same committee, for example: the House Armed Services Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee.

  • Please note, some committees that perform the same function have different names in the House and Senate. The House Ways and Means Committee relates to the Senate Finance Committee for example.
  • Write a full research/informative essay using the below format:
    • Provide a complete and detailed background of each committee (leadership, composition, subcommittees, scope, history, etc)
    • Briefly compare and contrast the two committees.
    • Identify what each committee is working on currently.
    • Explain why a Representative/Senator would want to be on each respective committee. How can they exercise power? What decisions can they influence?
  • Notes
    • You can emphasize different aspects of this assignment to your own style:
      • Maybe give in depth biographies of each member
      • or detail all the work they did in a given time frame
    • Be sure to cover each aspect, and always err on the side of more detail than less
    • organize the content.  avoid mashing together members, history, and subcommittees, etc all in the same paragraph
    • GovTrack (Links to an external site.) is a good website for committees.  Use multiple sources
    • Avoid plagiarism
  • Essay is graded on structure, clarity of writing, and completeness of analysis
  • SAMPLE THESIS:
    • In order to understand the importance of Congressional committees, in-depth research presents an overview of two similar committees in the United States Congress. By informing on the _______ committee in the Senate and the ________ committee in the House, curious readers learn about the leadership, history, composition, function, and overall purpose of the committees and Congress as a whole.

compute financial statement ratios

compute financial statement ratios. Based on the carnival corporations complete the following:

  1. Based on formulas in your textbook, compute the following ratios for two years. You may use Excel to compute your ratios.
    1. Debt ratio
    2. Gross profit margin
    3. Free cash flow
    4. Times interest earned
    5. Accounts receivable turnover
    6. Inventory turnover
  2. Prepare a DuPont Analysis of ROE for two years, including computations of
    1. Return on Sales
    2. Asset Turnover
    3. Return on Assets
    4. Financial Leverage
    5. Return on Equity
  3. Briefly evaluate the ratio trends. Indicate on your worksheet whether each ratio is:
    1. stronger / weaker
    2. quicker /slower
    3. more / less liquid
    4. more / less risk
  4. Write a 3-6 page report evaluating trends in all of the above ratios. Discuss whether your company’s profitability, efficiency, liquidity, and solvency are improving or deteriorating. Suggest ways the company can improve the ratios that show problems. The report should be well written with cover page, introduction, the body of the paper (with appropriate subheadings), conclusion, and reference page. References must be appropriately cited.

link is provied: https://finance.yahoo.com/

compute financial statement ratios

compute financial statement ratios. Based on the carnival corporations complete the following:

  1. Based on formulas in your textbook, compute the following ratios for two years. You may use Excel to compute your ratios.
    1. Debt ratio
    2. Gross profit margin
    3. Free cash flow
    4. Times interest earned
    5. Accounts receivable turnover
    6. Inventory turnover
  2. Prepare a DuPont Analysis of ROE for two years, including computations of
    1. Return on Sales
    2. Asset Turnover
    3. Return on Assets
    4. Financial Leverage
    5. Return on Equity
  3. Briefly evaluate the ratio trends. Indicate on your worksheet whether each ratio is:
    1. stronger / weaker
    2. quicker /slower
    3. more / less liquid
    4. more / less risk
  4. Write a 3-6 page report evaluating trends in all of the above ratios. Discuss whether your company’s profitability, efficiency, liquidity, and solvency are improving or deteriorating. Suggest ways the company can improve the ratios that show problems. The report should be well written with cover page, introduction, the body of the paper (with appropriate subheadings), conclusion, and reference page. References must be appropriately cited.

link is provied: https://finance.yahoo.com/

Journal response

Journal response. In Weeks 3-7 you were directed to keep a professional work journal (Please refer to Week 2 for a review of instructions). Now you will review your work journal entries and arrange some of them into an essay. The essay will reflect upon those five (5) weeks of experiences recorded in your journal and what you have learned.  Include how they may have furthered your career or caused you to rethink your career goals.  Your essay should include your experiences, observations, and the key concepts based on the internship and business course experience. The CLA 1 assignment will be a Turnitin paper of 4 to 6 pages.

Your paper should be formatted in APA style. Include at least two (2) peer-reviewed sources related to course material taken in your academic program and scholarly journals.

Reminder About Journaling: Whether you want to be able to look back at where you started, set a future state for yourself and seek a new path, or just deal with present issues, journaling helps you do that in a reflective way. You need not write every day. Journaling gives you a place to better understand yourself, to plan your goals, and to follow-up on goals. One pitfall of journaling is that it can devolve into a log of your feelings for any one day. You want to keep these types of emotional responses from happening.

child development specialists

“According to child development specialists, one of the most accurate ways to learn about children is to observe them in daily activities” (Wortham, 2012, p. 117).  Among the many types of observation discussed in Chapter 5, anecdotal records, running records, time sampling, and event sampling are widely used in schools and centers across the nation.  For this discussion, you will begin to develop a plan for the observation types you will use in your written assignment this week, which involves the observation of an actual child.  Here is what you are asked to do:

 

  1. Choose either anecdotal or running records.  Describe the record type and explain its characteristics.  Discuss whether you will be observing social/emotional development, physical development, cognitive development, or language development (choose one), and what the purposes are for assessing that domain.
  2. Next, choose either time sampling or event sampling.  Describe the sampling method and tell what its characteristics are. Discuss whether you will be observing social/emotional development, physical development, cognitive development or language development (choose one that is a different domain from above) and what the purposes are for assessing that domain.

 

Attached is an example of the anecdotal and running record as well as the time and event sampling.

 

Here is a video to assist you with this discussion this, all about the observation process:

 

 

The Center for Early Childhood Education [EarlyChildhooldVideos]. (2013, January 30). Observing young children [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Xtr3RKjGc

 

Hardman, M.L., Drew, C.J., & Egan, M.W. (2011). Human exceptionality: School, community, and family. (10th edition). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

 

Kostelnik, J., Rupiper, M., Soderman, A., & Whiren, A. (2014). Developmentally appropriate curriculum in action. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

 

Morrison, G. (2009). Early childhood education today. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 

Wortham, S.C. (2012). Assessment in early childhood education. (6th edition) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson (Required Text)

Mentor Value Proposition

This outline should provide a clear vision for working with the mentee and meeting the preliminary short-term and long-term goals already established. The outline must include realistic activities you can and will implement with your mentee. In addition, research a minimum of three articles (3-5 pages each) that support two coaching and two mentoring techniques that would assist in meeting the desired outcome for the plan.

Individual Development Plan Outline

Mentor Value Proposition: 

Mentee’s Vision: 

Needs Assessment Results: 

Short-Term Goals (0-6 months): 

Long-Term Goals (6 months-2 years): 

Activities to Meet Short-Term Goals: 

Activities to Meet Long-Term Goals:

Mentoring Techniques (to support the predetermined activities): 

Coaching Techniques (to support the predetermined activities): 

Obstacles or Concerns: 

Observations/Results (determined after implementation): 

Modifications or Future Suggestions (determined after implementation):

Design an enterprise data center solution that expands the campus LAN network, which has reached its capacity.

Design an enterprise data center solution that expands the campus LAN network, which has reached its capacity.

The design must include the following:

A logically separated WLAN infrastructure that can be integrated into the existing enterprise network

Data flows between segments of the enterprise network – public (outside), DMZ, private, and data center

Incorporate feedback you received from your instructor on the diagram from the Week Two Individual Assignment, “West Consulting Modular Design Proposal.” Use this revised diagram, and the information from all previous assignments, as the basis for this diagram.

 

Create a high-level network security policy that identifies key network security measures.

Include the following components:

List of network assets and their use(s)

Potential threats and vulnerabilities in which assets need to be protected from including; open ports, malware, viruses, and specific types of attacks

Detailed security methods you will use to protect these assets and how they will be implemented

A high-level incident handling process for two of the network attacks you identified, including whom to contact (by role), what should happen to the asset, and how to protect data

Diagram your data center design in Microsoft® Visio®.

Document your security policy as either:

A 2- to 3- page Microsoft® Word document

A Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet, properly formatted for easy reading and reference

This is an individual assignment. The goal is the study, analyze and report your findings about the 2008-2009 Great Recession.

This is an individual assignment. The goal is the study, analyze and report your findings about the 2008-2009 Great Recession.

For your essay, you need to choose a particular institution/factor that played a key role in the recent financial crisis. For example, you can write about the reasons for the crisis, the impact of the crisis on financial markets and institutions, the impact on the global economy, the response to the financial crisis (the bailout plan and the effect of it on financial markets), or the aftermath of the crisis. The idea of this project is to connect the knowledge you gain from this course to the current financial situation, to apply the concepts that you learn in this class, and to better understand the financial system in the U.S. This project should be interesting to you!!! Try to find something interesting and related to our class, which you would want to share with others about the financial crisis and describe it in your paper.

Listed below are some of the possible titles (focus area) of your paper. You have to choose one particular factor/institution and do an in-depth analysis in your essay. You could choose your own area to focus on as well but you should let me know what you have chosen.

  • Role of credit rating agencies (S&P, Moodys, Fitch)
  • Role of too-big-to-fail financial institutions (JP Morgan, Citi, Bank of America)
  • Collapse of Lehman Brothers
  • Mortgage Lenders and their role (e.g. Countrywide)
  • Banks (Wachovia)
  • Investment Banks (Bear Stearn, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley)
  • Mortgage processors and underwriting process
  • Treasury’s role, TARP program
  • Federal Reserve’s role & reaction
  • Failures of small regional banks (mostly in FL, GA, NV, CO, NM, AZ)
  • Role of government policies (capital gains in housing, affordable home care act, increasing home ownership, regulatory laxity, etc)
  • Frank-Dodd Act
  • Stress test for financial institutions
  • Over regulation and impact on small/community banks
  • Aftermath of the great recession – impact analysis on consumers/real estate/employment
  • Any special topic that is of interest to you – email me for approval to ensure it is relevant

Essay structure (Grade)

  1. Cover page – Title and your name, course information (1%)
  2. Table of contents – with titles of sections and corresponding page numbers (1%)
  3. Introduction – about 2 pages or less (2 %)
  4. Rationale – why you chose this particular factor to do research (2%)
  5. Explanation – organize in separate readable paragraphs. Should have titles and sub-titles in the content. (10%)
  6. Conclusion (2%)
  7. A list of references (APA style) (1%)
  8. Page numbers in the footer (1%)
  9. Plagiarism – TurnItIn is used to cross check originality. If evidence of copying, you’ll automatically receive 0 in this project and reported for academic misconduct.

Requirements: Must be followed to the T, no excuses. This is a graded paper. Adherence to instruction matters is imperative for a good grade.

  1. This project should help you develop your writing skills which are very important to be a successful professional. The best way to develop your writing skills is to practice. Therefore, this paper is to help you polish your writing skills.
  2. The content (Introduction through conclusion) of the paper should be at least 7 pages long (not including the cover page, table of contents, reference list, graphs, charts, etc). Your essay must be typed, double spaced, justified, in 12 point font (Times New Roman/Century Gothic or Arial), with 1 inch margins all around and page numbers on the bottom right corner.
  3. You must cite any “direct quotes” AND paraphrased ideas from the article or other sources. Papers that do not properly cite sources will lose points. You should use APA style for the references. See the APA online guide for more information on how to cite your work.
  4. Submit your essay via Assignment dropbox through Turnitin.

Grading
Please see essay structure for how the grades are allocated.

Report – will be graded for writing, comprehensive analysis, research, references used, following instructions. Poor writing, grammatical mistakes including spelling mistakes will be penalized. A good idea would be complete the report a week before the due date.
Review it at least 3-4 times before submission. Use spell check and ensure there is well written.
Practice makes perfect, so review and revise it as many times as possible.

Tips for writing:

  • Always read your essay out loud before you turn it in. If you were hearing it for the first time, would it make sense to you? Have you expressed yourself as clearly as possible?
  • Always proof-read everything you turn in. Typographical errors, spelling mistakes, and bad grammar prove very frustrating for your audience.
  • You need to review, edit and revise it at least a couple of times before you submit.